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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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"faire foutre" in French[edit]


As I explained, we can translate this username by "fuck you asshole" (non-literal). The term "fuck you" is already in the blacklist. I propose to complement by the same French terms, many used. We can not add "cons" because other users could be harmed. For the rest, I propose the following additions:

  1. "te faire" or "vous faire" is invariably followed by an offensive term in French. Here is the corresponding RegEx: .*((te+)|(vo+u+s))([[:blank:]]*|)(fa+i+re).* .*(([tT][eE]+)|([vV][oO]+[uU]+[sS]))[[:blank:]]*([fF][aA]+[iI]+[rR][eE]).*
  2. "foutre" is the translation of "cum". The French term being longer, no ambiguity can be made. Here is a RegEx which includes a lot of abusive uses: .*f[0|o]+u+tre.* .*[fF].+[uU]+[tT][rR][eE].*

Looking forward. --Eihel (talk) 20:53, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Comment Comment 1) title blacklist is case insensitive by default. 2) Please have frWP admins confirm that we have a specific issue that is required to be managed through the title blacklist. Thanks. I see 37 accounts with .*foutre.* regex in 10 years, so it doesn't seem overly problematic.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:16, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
    @Billinghurst: Thank you for your quick reply. I will ask the admins for this necessity and I will give you the answer. Be kind enough to leave some time (one week) to collect the opinions. Ping me please. --Eihel (talk) 10:42, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
    Discussion is encouraged here and preferred, so don't worry about a speedy closure.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:59, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Proposed removals[edit]

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Troubleshooting and problems[edit]

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OTRS Request[edit]


The entry ".*[CK(]UNT.*" is preventing a user to create a legitimate account, his name containing "Kunth". Is it possible to add an exception for him?


I do not want to give the name publicly to avoid any spoof, I'll send it by email to the person able to help.

Best regards

--AntonierCH(d) 13:45, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

@AntonierCH: The title blacklist only should be blocking new account creation, not prohibit existing SUL accounts at a new wiki. If it is at a wiki that is NOT part of global SUL, then just have an account creator sysop/crat do the creation for them at that wiki, and force it through. PS. I don't do OTRS queue or wiki any more, so cannot answer more fulsomely. Does that assist?  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:22, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Oh, if it is even a new account at a global SUL, then an anyone with override-antispoof right can force it through. Noting listgrouprights here or at the wiki of interest, for the groups that have the right.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:45, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you billinghurst for your fast reply. Yes it is for a new account. I'll ask a frwiki admin to helpout --AntonierCH(d) 07:48, 22 March 2019 (UTC)