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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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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).

Display in non-english Wikis[edit]

There is a "strange behaviour" in non-english wikis when an article with a globally blocked lemma should be created. I take Javad Ramezani as example; that's the context where the problem first occurred. When trying to create an article with that lemma the "error" is displayed in quite different ways: in the english WP the information is quite good, in the italian WP it is very short, in the french WP there is a strange looking block-string but also an understandable explanation, but in the german WP there is only a strange looking block-string that is ununderstandable. So the question and proposal is two things: ... a) the block-string should always be something understandable. It does not have to be in the local language or even english, but an information "collision with block-string .*[jJdDĴcCĆ][aAÃÄäÂâĀāẠạȦȧăĂắẮằẰẳẲẵẴặẶǎǍąĄǡåÅáÁấẤắẮàÀe][vṿ]\w[dɗt][\. ]{0,5}\w[aAÃÄäÂâĀāẠạȦȧăĂắẮằẰẳẲẵẴặẶǎǍąĄǡåÅáÁấẤắẮàÀeèé]m\w?[ẑzź][aAÃÄäÂâĀāẠạȦȧăĂắẮằẰẳẲẵẴặẶǎǍąĄǡåÅáÁấẤắẮàÀo]ni?.* " is neither understandable nor translatable, and therefore not acceptable. ... b) there should be a directive how to create these "error information templates" so that the editors in the different languages know how to design it. ... Please see also the discussion here (in the german wiki). --ProloSozz (talk) 12:09, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

This is IMHO a local issue at dewiki. The system messages
at dewiki are the default ones (showing only technical information like the regex, but no reasoning) and the real issue is that this should maybe be changed. --Entlinkt (talk) 14:35, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
I'm not sure if it's really a de-wiki-only problem. It really seems to! The main thing is that local wiki (any language) can get an understandable error messages. But as seen above that "rude string" is no understandable message; id does not give ANY information to trace down the problem to anything else. The aim to circumvent that problem must be that in the list of non-allowed strings there must be a "human understandable string" (it does not necessarily have to be machine-understandable). So the used string in the error message ought might not to be the string itself (the rude one), but the title and a reference to here. The message then would look like: A page with the title $1 cannot be created because the title name is colliding with one of the strings mentioned under $2 as they are gobally blocked (and set link to here). $2 should not be the blocked string itself (that might be "rude"), but the title of the blocked string list (what is behind the #) that usually is not "rude". --ProloSozz (talk) 15:49, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
Now I think to see what's going on when that kind of "error" occurs (therefore some parts of the text above get obsolete); it really seems to be solvable in the localized wiki ... --ProloSozz (talk) 07:18, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

Year titles on admin-less wikis?[edit]

For years now, at least one IP editor (working under many different IP addresses) has been adding essentially empty "year stubs" to wiki after wiki, simply to push those wikis past milestones announced at Wikimedia News. I'm wondering whether we should adopt a general policy that local title blacklists should be created at "small wikis" (say, wikis under 5,000 articles that lack a local admin) to prevent the creation of articles with titles consisting solely of numbers, or numbers preceded or followed immediately by non-whitespace characters (which in some languages indicates a year or decade or century). Thoughts? - dcljr (talk) 06:47, 26 June 2016 (UTC)