Talk:Spam blacklist

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The associated page is used by the MediaWiki Spam Blacklist extension, and lists regular expressions which cannot be used in URLs in any page in Wikimedia Foundation projects (as well as many external wikis). Any meta administrator can edit the spam blacklist; either manually or with SBHandler. For more information on what the spam blacklist is for, and the processes used here, please see Spam blacklist/About.
Proposed additions
Please provide evidence of spamming on several wikis and prior blacklisting on at least one. Spam that only affects a single project should go to that project's local blacklist. Exceptions include malicious domains and URL redirector/shortener services. Please follow this format. Please check back after submitting your report, there could be questions regarding your request.
Proposed removals
Please check our list of requests which repeatedly get declined. Typically, we do not remove domains from the spam blacklist in response to site-owners' requests. Instead, we de-blacklist sites when trusted, high-volume editors request the use of blacklisted links because of their value in support of our projects. Please consider whether requesting whitelisting on a specific wiki for a specific use is more appropriate - that is very often the case.
Other discussion
Troubleshooting and problems - If there is an error in the blacklist (i.e. a regex error) which is causing problems, please raise the issue here.
Discussion - Meta-discussion concerning the operation of the blacklist and related pages, and communication among the spam blacklist team.
#wikimedia-external-linksconnect - Real-time IRC chat for co-ordination of activities related to maintenance of the blacklist.
There is no global whitelist, so if you are seeking a whitelisting of a url at a wiki then please address such matters via use of the respective Mediawiki talk:Spam-whitelist page at that wiki, and you should consider the use of the template {{edit protected}} or its local equivalent to get attention to your edit.

Please sign your posts with ~~~~ after your comment. This leaves a signature and timestamp so conversations are easier to follow.

Completed requests are marked as {{added}}/{{removed}} or {{declined}}, and are generally archived quickly. Additions and removals are logged · current log 2019/10.

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Proposed additions[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for proposing that a website be blacklisted; add new entries at the bottom of the section, using the basic URL so that there is no link (, not Provide links demonstrating widespread spamming by multiple users on multiple wikis. Completed requests will be marked as {{added}} or {{declined}} and archived.

Proposed additions (Bot reported)[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for domains which have been added to multiple wikis as observed by a bot.

These are automated reports, please check the records and the link thoroughly, it may report good links! For some more info, see Spam blacklist/Help#COIBot_reports. Reports will automatically be archived by the bot when they get stale (less than 5 links reported, which have not been edited in the last 7 days, and where the last editor is COIBot).

  • If the report contains links to less than 5 wikis, then only add it when it is really spam
  • Otherwise just revert the link-additions, and close the report; closed reports will be reopened when spamming continues
  • To close a report, change the LinkStatus template to closed ({{LinkStatus|closed}})
  • Please place any notes in the discussion section below the HTML comment


The LinkWatchers report domains meeting the following criteria:

  • When a user mainly adds this link, and the link has not been used too much, and this user adds the link to more than 2 wikis
  • When a user mainly adds links on one server, and links on the server have not been used too much, and this user adds the links to more than 2 wikis
  • If ALL links are added by IPs, and the link is added to more than 1 wiki
  • If a small range of IPs have a preference for this link (but it may also have been added by other users), and the link is added to more than 1 wiki.
COIBot's currently open XWiki reports
List Last update By Site IP R Last user Last link addition User Link User - Link User - Link - Wikis Link - Wikis 2019-10-21 21:08:55 COIBot Kovalskii
2019-10-21 21:03:09 24 6 2019-10-21 21:59:25 COIBot
2019-10-21 21:56:11 15 2 2019-10-21 21:06:38 COIBot R Holapaco77 2019-10-21 12:43:02 2504 32 0 0 3 2019-10-21 11:49:31 COIBot Hoccine 2019-10-21 10:46:05 5 5 0 0 2 2019-10-21 16:04:34 COIBot
2019-10-21 15:05:12 12 3 2019-10-21 11:48:33 COIBot 2A01:5EC0:5025:78FC:94CC:1131:25D1:7BFA
2019-10-21 10:44:47 12 2 2019-10-21 21:54:50 COIBot R Asnawi wiyagus 2019-10-21 16:13:22 14 95 0 0 2 2019-10-21 14:06:48 COIBot R TheDanielDallas 2019-10-21 10:57:11 11 4 0 0 2 2019-10-21 21:43:30 COIBot R Legeat
2019-10-21 18:43:13 3 2 2019-10-21 21:45:16 COIBot R எஸ். பி. கிருஷ்ணமூர்த்தி 2019-10-21 16:44:18 6190 2 0 0 2

Proposed removals[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for proposing that a website be unlisted; please add new entries at the bottom of the section.

Remember to provide the specific domain blacklisted, links to the articles they are used in or useful to, and arguments in favour of unlisting. Completed requests will be marked as {{removed}} or {{declined}} and archived.

See also recurring requests for repeatedly proposed (and refused) removals.


  • The addition or removal of a domain from the blacklist is not a vote; please do not bold the first words in statements.
  • This page is for the removal of domains from the global blacklist, not for removal of domains from the blacklists of individual wikis. For those requests please take your discussion to the pertinent wiki, where such requests would be made at Mediawiki talk:Spam-blacklist at that wiki. Search spamlists — remember to enter any relevant language code[edit]


I'm trying to add a described at url link ( to an item about Taj Hargey but the spam filter are preventing me from doing so. --Trade (talk) 13:21, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

@Trade: It is a specific regex for the search results ( that is blacklisted here. I think you are better off whitelisting it locally (note: make sure it does not get transcluded onto other wikis, as that will result in editing problems on all other wikis where it gets transcluded - none of the pages where it is already transcluded cannot be edited at all anymore). --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 13:51, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
@Trade: Why would we want to add a search link at Wikidata? Generally guided search links have not been a community practice. Maybe discuss it at d:Wikidata:Project chat and see what people have to say.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:28, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Troubleshooting and problems[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for comments related to problems with the blacklist (such as incorrect syntax or entries not being blocked), or problems saving a page because of a blacklisted link. This is not the section to request that an entry be unlisted (see Proposed removals above).

Cannot save edits on many projects excluding cs.wiktionary[edit]

If logged as User:Kusurija editing from --<sig redacted> 11:28, 10 October 2019 (UTC). Please help (unblock for editing from this IP). Thx very much. --Kusurija (talk) 11:36, 10 October 2019 (UTC) E. g. cannot edit cs.wikipedija. --Kusurija (talk) 11:38, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

@Kusurija: I do not see anything in your spam blacklist log on ( since March 2014. Are you sure it is the spam blacklist that is stopping you and not something else? --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 11:41, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
@Beetstra:I really don't know, what stops me to edit, but I can't edit for about 2 - 3 weeks there. See this and other from 3. 10. 2019, 07:05‎, this: could not answer and so on. Also could not edit lt.wikipedia and lt.wictionary. --<sig redacted> 11:54, 10 October 2019 (UTC) Here on 11:54, 10 October 2019 (UTC) could not save edit. --Kusurija (talk) 11:55, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
Posted on your talkpage there, can you try to reply there?
In any case it is nothing for the spam-blacklist, I am looking around but maybe you should ask the stewards here? Can you copy-paste the error message you get if you try to edit? --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 12:05, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
No I could NOT anwer there. --Kusurija (talk) 12:07, 10 October 2019 (UTC) CP: Omlouváme se, ale váš požadavek se nepodařilo zpracovat. Zkuste to prosím znovu. Pokud se tento problém bude opakovat, zkuste se odhlásit a znovu přihlásit. --Kusurija (talk) 12:09, 10 October 2019 (UTC) Log out and relog in doesn't help, CTRL + F5 also doesn't help, reloading page doesn't help.--Kusurija (talk) 12:11, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
@Kusurija: cleaned out your cookies? tried another browser?  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:13, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst:, @Beetstra:I can't remove all my cookies, because needed in my office/work; all (?) other cookies removed. In my office any other browser not allowed (security). P. S.: Please, make IP adress (<redacted IP>) here inwisible for non-staff users. Thx. --Kusurija (talk) 12:57, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
The edits were suppressed, regarding deleting your cookies, most browsers support selectively deleting cookies, so you can just delete all of the cookies related to our projects. — xaosflux Talk 13:46, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
@Kusurija: You can edit here and at one other wiki, so it is not an overarching account issue; so that leaves these things to check 1) computer, 2) browser and cookies within browser, 3) access controlled by internet provider, 4) IP edits, 5) any scripts/gadgets that you have running at sites, either here in your global.js, or in local common.js. Note that I have just disabled your global.js scripts. Outside of that, I would recommend that you head over to mw:Project:Support desk as they are more technically skilled to assist with your issues.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:43, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, I can edit now at least on cs.wikipedia. --Kusurija (talk) 08:48, 11 October 2019 (UTC)


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