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The associated page is used by the TitleBlacklist MediaWiki extension, and lists strings of regular expressions that may not be used as page titles or usernames on any Wikimedia projects. Any Meta-Wiki administrator or steward can edit this blacklist.

For more information on what the title blacklist is for, and the processes used here, please see Title blacklist/About.

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Proposed additions[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for proposing that a page title be blacklisted; add new entries at the bottom of the section. Provide links demonstrating widespread creation by multiple users or IP's. Completed requests will be marked as done or denied and archived.

Usernames longer than a number of characters[edit]

We had this problem in the past and we're experiencing it back again. There's an LTA creating accounts with long names such as MAJIDE YouTube no CM no JYOSEI SINEYO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO or OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (more on this archive). I cannot think of any legit reason why we'd like to allow such long usernames, which I also suspect may break users on mobile displays or small screens. In all cases I remember this kind of long usernames have been vandals or LTAs. I'd say usernames longer than 25 characters should not be allowed, at least temporarily. Ping to Billinghurst. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 08:46, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Have we got any stats on username length? For example, a count of usernames 20 or more characters in length, and how any of these are active, locked, blocked at a wiki? We can do something about usernames with excessive repeated character reasonably easy. @Martin Urbanec: can you use your access to tell us the story of what we might be preventing in the real world. I am concerned that we are just going to end up with vandal names that are shorter, which are a little harder to spot, but no less an issue.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:24, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
FWIW MediaWiki uses mw:Manual:$wgMaxNameChars to prevent usernames longer than 255 bytes by default. On Wikimedia we use a reduced 85 bytes value; but I'd be cautious reducing that value as it can make usernames 'invalid' as per docs. According to mw:Account creation user experience/Usernames enwiki restricted usernames longer than 40 chars. Your concerns are exactly why I decided to open this discussion first. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:30, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Request for adding some words on Serbian to blacklist[edit]

Hello, please add these words in blacklist (Serbian strong language):

  • геј (it means gay, also add word below which is on Latin)
  • gej
  • админ (it is admin)
  • admin (same word but on Latin)
  • бирократа (it is bureaucrat)
  • birokrata (same word but on Latin)
  • penis (We have in blacklist same word but on Cyrillic, latin should be added also)
  • (Ј|ј)еб* (it means fu**ing, let's add it like this, so this can be catched by regex correctly and accounts like this can't be registered, like this)
  • (J|j)eb* (Serbian Latin for previous)
  • (К|к)ур* (the most commonly used name on Serbian for the male you know what)
  • (K|k)ur* (Serbian Latin for previous)
  • (Л|л)езб* (Regex to prevent creating accounts which contains лезбејка and simular. It means same thing as lesbian on English)
  • (L|l)ezb* (Serbian Latin for previous)
  • (Ц|ц)ар* (Regex to prevent creating accounts which contains Цар, царина and simular. It means same thing as emperor on English)
  • (C|c)ар* (Serbian Latin for previous)

This is everything for now, I will create new later if I find something that should be added also. You can fix regex to work, if my is incorrect. Best regards, Zoranzoki21 (talk) 07:11, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

Usernames with "="[edit]

The current template system doesn't work well with an equal sign. And if it can be justified for some pages, it creates a lot of problems in usernames. — putnik 16:23, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

Proposed removals[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for proposing that a title be unlisted; please add new entries at the bottom of the section. Remember to provide the specific title or regex blacklisted, links to the articles they are used in or useful to, and arguments in favour of unlisting. Completed requests will be marked as done or denied and archived. The addition or removal of a title is not a vote, please do not bold the first words in statements.

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 title. This is not the section to request that an entry be unlisted (see Proposed removals above).