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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

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Can this number be blacklisted? It's a known spam phone number after a search in Chinese. It's been used to create a number of spam accounts by presumably spambot, see this discussion at enwiki ([1]). The same thing happened back in January 2018 that resulted in this. Cheers, Alex Shih (talk) 05:37, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done special:diff/18384581  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:07, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Proposed removals

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.


Please remove the following entry: .*[НHΗHⱧ]+[[:punct:] ]*[ΆAÁÀÃÄÂΑАA]+[[:punct:] ]*[GGԌ]+[[:punct:] ]*(?:[ΆAÁÀÃÄÂΑАA]|[EЕΕËEĖ])+[[:punct:] ]*[RRЯ]+.* <casesensitive>

This caused a false positive on Commons at File:STILL LIFE WITH A GARLAND OF ROSES.PNG. I don't think the Hagger vandal is still active in 2018, so we can probably remove most of the related titles from the list. Guanaco (talk) 04:43, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

@Guanaco: For the sake of one filename in capitals being blocked you wish a regex removed? Big call for a what was a hugely problematic vandal. I would want to see a community consensus for that sort of removal. It is pretty easy in this case to change case of your upload to avoid the blacklist.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:14, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Troubleshooting and problems

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).