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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]

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Tegel add blacklist please. MarkSewath (talk) 10:26, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:08, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

"his dick"[edit]

I propose that "his dick" be added to the username blacklist. Considering the fact that I have seen some sockpuppets use this and how there seems to be no legitimate use for this name, it should probably be added.


.*hi[sz] dick.* <newaccountonly>

RileyBugz (talk) 23:32, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Please demonstrate that this is a problem. I also see too much potential for false positive as Dick, Dicker, Dickson are all surnames.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:10, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Tibetan swastikas and hammer-and-sickle[edit]

Unlike U+534D and U+5350, which are used in some or all CJK languages, the characters U+0FD5-U+0FD8 and U+262D are just symbols, which are not used in the orthography of any language. Since my country has anti-swastika laws, and the aforementioned symbols are also stigmatized in many other countries, I think that

.*[\x{0FD5}-\x{0FD8}\x{262D}].* <newaccountonly|casesensitive>

would be an appropriate addition for the title blacklist. -- 10:48, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done seek to have them managed at your language wiki.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:05, 8 October 2017 (UTC)


Abuse created by all users click here add used .*OneLittleMouse.* <newaccountonly> . --Focity7777 (talk) 06:33, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

@OneLittleMouse: would you like a regex of your username added into the title blacklist?  — billinghurst sDrewth 15:04, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: I don't care. Add, if you consider it necessary. Topic starter seems to be global lock evader - u:Никита-Родин-2002, Steward requests/Global/2017-08#Global lock for Somehouse1250, Steward requests/Global/2017-08#Global lock for User:Пугачов Иван 2 and so on, more than... 50? 100?... accounts and IP. OneLittleMouse (talk) 08:20, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg at this time if no specific desire from home wiki. Stewards may wish to consider if they deem it necessary. Thanks OneLittleMouse.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:15, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Proposed removals[edit]

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Troubleshooting and problems[edit]

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False positive[edit]

(.*[^\d]|)1[ \-]\d{3}[ \-]\d{3}[ \-]\d{3}.* 

Raymond and I are running some tests with SternthalerBot to batch upload an image donation, scanned with support of Wikimedia Deutschland. We ran into the above "tech support spam" regex with the following file names (there will be more with these numbers as they indicate the negative strips):

File:Wilhelm Walther, Oberjoch, 1-033-034-7484.tif 
File:Wilhelm Walther, Oberjoch, 1-033-034-7485.tif 

Could anybody add an exception to the regex, e.g. with "Wilhelm Walther" in the title or ".tif" as file extension so that we can go on with the batch upload? Unfortunately I'm not very regex-savvy to suggest one myself. Thanks! --Elya (talk) 15:42, 16 October 2017 (UTC)