Talk:Title blacklist

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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.

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Proposed additions[edit]

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Excessively long usernames[edit]

I proposed this over a year ago, but the discussion died out without reaching a clear consensus. The basic issue is that the change to SUL usernames got rid of the old software-imposed 64-character username limit, so now vandals can register absurdly long usernames. Several wikis have addressed this by enacting their own limits (commonly 40 characters), but we should really create some kind of global limit. I was originally suggesting that we impose a 50-character limit, but in order to make this completely uncontroversial, how about we just reinstate the 64-character limit that everyone was used to? This would allow a username like: User:I really really really love long usernames and I hope you do too.
This would be done by adding the following filter: .{64,} <newaccountonly>
What do you think? Kaldari (talk) 08:18, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Works-for-me. —MarcoAurelio 10:16, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
I am agnostic on the matter. Vandals will be vandals, and the length of the username is irrelevant to me. I am more interested in whether it is problematic for users. Can we generate a quarry report, or similar, that looks at how many accounts have more than 64 characters, and the block count or lock status, or a list of such. I would much prefer an evidence-base for implementing something like this.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:57, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Title brownlist[edit]

I propose the introduction of a Title brownlist, which affects all Wikimedia wikis, except Wiktionaries (due to CJK languages), with the language prefixes de, als, bar, dsb, frr, hsb, ksh, nds, and stq, and prevents the creation of titles containing the Unicode characters U+0FD5-U+0FD8, U+534D, U+5350, U+11C70, U+11C79, U+11C99, U+1B204, U+1B2C8, and U+2D16B, all of which look like a swastika, by non-admins in these projects. --84.61.155.32 16:34, 19 June 2017 (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).