Talk:Spam blacklist/Archives/2009-07

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Proposed additions

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Already Added Added \bvacacionesbulgaria\.com\b to the bl, maybe needs to be removed later. these 2 users (and maybe more) added promotional content on userpages crosswiki. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:06, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

P.S. commons:Special:Contributions/Infobgv these images are either copyvios or if the website allows this it should be sent to otrs. --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:06, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

URL shortener. MER-C 04:49, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Added AddedDferg (talk) 07:44, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

URL redirector. Gavia immer 04:58, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Added AddedDferg (talk) 07:45, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

User:Zhoroscop again

  • New spammed link.

See previous discussion for evidence. The user continues using his userpage to add more links to his/her personal website (see todays deletion request | deleted contribs) . I hereby request his userpages being deleted and the account locked. By the way, I'm going to add \besnips\.com\/user\/zhoroscop\b. —Dferg (talk) 08:10, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Added AddedDferg (talk) 08:36, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Please note that I've just indefblocked the account for continuing today with the spam. —Dferg (talk) 09:47, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

This site just adds a frame around any user-submitted content, creating an arbitrary URL in the process (e.g., similar to an URL redirector, but with spam). Any site found here can be linked directly instead. Gavia immer 02:09, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Added Added - please note there are links to be cleaned up (on several wikis).  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 02:38, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Spammed on, but not limited to:

The site is a link directory, it has no encyclopedic content. - Simeon 23:22, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Added Added  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 15:39, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Spammed on: ca, da, de, el, en, et, fr, hr, hu, id, is, ja, jv, li, lt, nl, pt, ro, ru, sl, sv, tr, zh

Added Added -- Wutsje 00:48, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

URL shortener.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 03:55, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Added Added  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 15:25, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

URL shortener. 14:40, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Also  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 15:40, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Added Added  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 15:41, 1 July 2009 (UTC) and related

URL shorteners. All associated with the site reported immediately above. 14:57, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Added Added & thanks.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 01:50, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

The site was being mass spammed by an IP (now globally blocked), on several wikis. Please blacklist as spam. --Kanonkas 18:38, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Added Added per recent spamming and User:COIBot/XWiki/papagiovanni.comMardetanha talk 19:02, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
A link to this website is wanted at the Dutch Wikipedia. Therefore, I've requested the deletion of this one from the spam blacklist. (see below) - Lolsimon 19:51, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

URL shortener.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 01:40, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Added Added  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 01:41, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

This is the second time I've seen this link show up on the English Wikipedia, and I have a feeling it is being used elsewhere, but the website seems to change depending on what the subject of the article is. Here's being added by two accounts (most definitely the same individual) [1] [2] at en:Ultra Q and here's [3] [4] being added to en:Ultra Seven. And here's an instance of being added [5]. I don't know if perhaps the entirety of should be blacklisted, but the "" series should be blacklisted based on the spamming that has happened.—Ryūlóng (竜龍) 21:24, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

User:COIBot/XWiki/ lists only 12 link additions, all on enwiki. Is there cross-wiki abuse I'm missing? Otherwise, Deferred Deferred to enwiki local blacklist — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 19:38, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Universe Daily domains; see these edits for self-admission. (Update - I've deleted the edits, they can be reviewed by EnWiki admins though.) --Ckatz 03:19, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Stewards too :D
Added Added  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 04:04, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

URL redirection service, was spammed on enwiki here: [6]Triplestop 14:25, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Added Added. --Erwin 19:13, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Please blacklist: Cross wiki spam, see User:COIBot/XWiki/ The user has been warned many times on tr.wikipedia, but continues to insert the link. --Jorunn 14:13, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Added Added. --Erwin 16:44, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Current cross-wiki spam - blocked that IP.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:47, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Note there are other spammers in the XWiki report. Added Added  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:48, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi (it's me: username:atog) what is a reason to spam the pics-link which I added to hattusas and konya, the websited get so pictures, architecture needs always pictures, especially world heritage buildings and a selcuk old capital city. On my homepage, where I added it, where almost no visual infos. There is no link to, no advertising, nothing. i use my homepage just as deposit. So I don't see any reason not to make this pages better.

have a look on my link: and check the dutch, or polish page, you will see that this pics improve the quality of understanding of this poor pages. Thanks for respecting the effort of new users, who are interested to improve the poor knowledge of turkish culture. It took me a lot of time to add it to all this poor pages and to remove some dead other links. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

We want free and neutral encyclopedic content; free text and free images, not just external links. You are welcome to upload images under a free licence on Commons. That way they can be used freely by anyone, also in these articles you describe as poor. Thank you. --Jorunn 22:07, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Already Added Added but not logged:


 — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 00:51, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Spam filter is in error, please restore
Discussion on 新笛
Dear Mike.lifeguard
Wiki is in error. The inventor of 新笛 was 丁西林(1893—1974), not Zhang. see References 参考文献 Lee Yuan-Yuan and Shen, Sinyan. :Chinese Musical Instruments (Chinese Music Monograph Series). 1999. Chinese Music Society of North America Press. ISBN 1-880464039 :Shen, Sinyan. Chinese Music in the 20th Century (Chinese Music Monograph Series). 2001. Chinese Music Society of North America :Press. ISBN 1-880464047
OK, but that doesn't necessitate plastering this domain all over. I'll let a third party review this.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 03:17, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
Removed Removed & apologies for the delay in reviewing this.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 23:26, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Please add,,

A Serbian version of, added from IPs starting with 89.216. to articles like Free image resources (cont), en:Wikipedia:Public domain image resources (cont) ru:Википедия:Источники изображений (cont.) together with moving the old, not yet deleted, spam links to the top or putting more of them in.

--AVRS 16:02, 8 July 2009 (UTC); AVRS 16:25, 8 July 2009 (UTC), AVRS 20:56, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

I am removing all the links to them I see, except for one used as a source for a file. The Serbian language link has been added at lower positions of some of the pages later, e.g.: cont.

At User:COIBot/XWiki/ it’s been suggested that appropriate links are not removed, but that made it possible to move the links to the top of the lists they were in.

--AVRS 21:19, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Added Added  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 23:28, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

This site links to a Canadian site selling drugs, please add it to spam list, they have been adding spam to wikis for a while now.

The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jerics99 (talk • contribs) 23:19, 27 July 2009.

also related.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 23:40, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Added Added  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 23:43, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Various language spam

Sites spammed

Related domains


Two years of x-wiki abuse. See WikiProject Spam item. MER-C 10:56, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

  • Comment Comment: I suggest a blacklist on \bfree\.fr\b to stop all this domains. —Dferg (talk) 11:33, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Added Added \bfree\.fr\bDferg (talk) 10:29, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
This is a French ISP domain. Please unlist it ASAP as there are a lot of valid links to sites in this domain on fr.wikipedia. Thanks in advance. Nakor 14:01, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Done —Dferg (talk) 15:24, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
However, all the independent links may certainly be listed. is quite often a problem. Another solution may be local whitelisting on fr, as I assume that most of the sites there will be mainly of interest to the fr-wikipedia. Thoughts? --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 18:40, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
I don't think that's possible either : look for example : [7] and you will see that's regular stuff too... Loreleil 21:33, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Is there any opposition in blacklisting the 77 domains listed here (without blocking the whole domain)?. It looks to me (per COIBot IP report) that they have been quite spammed across many wikis. —Dferg (talk) 09:31, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
Please blacklist them all. We saw enough of this persons will to ignore warnings and keep spamming two years ago with the url and it seems nothing have changed since.
The altenative would be to global block IP, but I doubt that would prevent further spamming, as user accounts also have been used. --Jorunn 18:43, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
OK, based on comments here the following 77 domains have been Added added. I'm not blacklisting the hole domain because it seems that it hosts legitimate sites too but if it starts getting a problem it will be blacklisted. Best regards, —Dferg (talk) 20:41, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Carlo Scevola & Partners Spam

See also WikiProject_Spam case

Cross wiki spamming

Particularly heavy on .it and .en. Thanks, --Hu12 05:30, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

All spam removed from the other language projects...--Hu12 05:44, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
Reverting again. Huib talk 19:16, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
Added Added. --Huib talk 19:21, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

url shortener. Please do not block the main page. Track13 0_o 07:54, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Hey, anybody hear me? This is a url shortener, it's blocked only in ruwiki. Can anybody add simple \btinyurl\.ru/ in global spamlist? Also add please,,,, Track13 0_o 08:28, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Added Added  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 23:23, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! Track13 0_o 07:36, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Hey, you should remove the page www holocaust research project org from your list. It's not a sex or spam page. I tried to expand the articles about Mordechai Podchlebnik and Simon Srebnik, two Chelmno survivors, and I couldnt. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

See Talk:Spam_blacklist/Recurring

--Jorunn 13:42, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
Is a redirect to There are 76 links in the 57 biggest Wikipedias. --Jorunn 13:47, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
It looks like they are on the same server (, Special:LinkSearch/, and when browsing to the .net, the page says .org (though the url is still .net). If .org is blacklisted, then .net needs to go as well, I am afraid. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 13:56, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
.org is already blacklisted; Added adding .net  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 01:12, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Redirect site. Used to circumvent blacklist to add on en.wikipedia blacklisted petitiononline. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 09:34, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Added Added. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 09:37, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Proposed removals

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In looking into why CaesarStone was blacklisted, I see that it is on a list of companies blacklisted because of their association with the SEO company Seology. I want to be sure that it is clear that CaesarStone was unaware of Seology's spamming activities and has terminated their association with Seology. In addition, they have requested that Seology remove all references to CaesarStone from their website.
I believe there is benefit to clear CaesarStone from the blacklist. CaesarStone was the world’s first company to use quartz as the main component in its manufactured surfaces. They revolutionized engineered stone technology with the use of quartz to create a new surfacing material.
Historically there is value to seeing how this industry started, and how engineered stone surfaces have increased in popularity since their start in 1987.
Additionally, it is interesting to learn that CaesarStone is located on kibbutz Sdot Yam just south of the Israeli town of Caesarea. It is the main industry of the kibbutz, which was founded in 1936.
I think this combination of a successful industry on a historical kibbutz is of value to Wiki readers. I hope you agree. --DeenieGuss 05:29, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

I have seen these archived discussions which show why CaesarStone was originally blacklisted, and I understand and accept the reasoning, although it is not clear to me why Seology's client was blacklisted for Seology's actions. CaesarStone only became aware of the blacklisting last month when I contacted them about it. Once I contacted CaesarStone and explained to them why they have been unable to contribute to Wikipedia, they terminated their assocation with Seology. They took the further step of requesting that Seology remove any link or reference from the Seology website to CaesarStone. Is it necessary to continue to blacklist CaesarStone for the mistake of hiring an SEO company who conducted a spamming campaign without their knowledge or consent? Is there anything CaesarStone can do to convince you that there is cause to remove them from the blacklist? Thank you for your help. --DeenieGuss 06:55, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Why would it possibly matter whether it's the domain owner who spams the domain or not? If it's spammed, it's spammed, and we are allowed to curb abuse of our wikis no matter who is doing it. To consider removing the domain from the blacklist, we'll want to know how it is useful for our projects.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 01:53, 5 July 2009 (UTC)