Talk:Title blacklist

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Requests and proposals Title blacklist Archives (current)→
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.

Please post comments to the appropriate section below: Proposed additions, Proposed removals, or Troubleshooting and problems, read the messageboxes at the top of each section for an explanation. Also, please check back some time after submitting, there could be questions regarding your request. In addition to that, please sign your posts with ~~~~ after your comment.

Completed requests are archived, additions and removal are logged.
Translate this page
List of all projects
Wikimedia Embassy
Project portals
Country portals
Spam blacklist
Title blacklist
Vandalism reports
Closure of wikis
Interwiki map
Bot flags
New languages
New projects
Username changes
Usurpation request
Speedy deletions
Filing cabinet icon.svg
SpBot archives all sections tagged with {{Section resolved|1=~~~~}} and sections whose oldest comment is older than 30 days.

snippet for logging: {{tbl-log|16109915#{{subst:anchorencode:SectionNameHere}}}}

Proposed additions[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for proposing that a page title be blacklisted; add new entries at the bottom of the section. Provide links demonstrating widespread creation by multiple users or IP's. Completed requests will be marked as done or denied and archived.

Combination of ß and swastika[edit]

Firstly, the swastika is stigmatized throughout the German-speaking area. Secondly, the letter ß is only used in the German language, in the transcription of German dialects, in German phonetic transcriptions of other languages, and in the German transcription of non-Latin-script languages. Thirdly, two of the three major German-speaking countries have anti-swastika laws, which are also used to suppress other symbols of Nazi or other unconstitutional organisations. Fourthly, the letter ß is no longer used in the third major German-speaking country. Fifthly, apparently neither the letter ß nor CJK swastikas are used in any namespace prefix in any Wikimedia project. Therefore, we should reflect this in the title blacklist by adding

.*[ßẞ].*[\x{0FD5}-\x{0FD8}\x{534D}\x{5350}\x{11C70}\x{11C79}\x{11C99}].* <casesensitive> # The letter ß is mainly used in countries with strong stigmatization of the swastika.
.*[\x{0FD5}-\x{0FD8}\x{534D}\x{5350}\x{11C70}\x{11C79}\x{11C99}].*[ßẞ].* <casesensitive> # The letter ß is mainly used in countries with strong stigmatization of the swastika.

to it. See also: Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Humanities/2016 April 10. -- 21:35, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Declined Declined I don't think that we have the evidence of a global issue with either. This should be requested at the local wikis for their management.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:44, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Also note, found article et:Rudolf Heß which demonstrates that we shouldn't be blocking individual characters.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:48, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Question Question: Is the swastika also stigmatized in Estonia? -- 11:14, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

<offtopic>Why isn't blocked from access by German residents?</offtopic> -- 11:17, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

We can't block from anyone from accessing any link on the Internet. What projects can do is to block the addittion of some domains to the pages of the projects, but nothing else. Blocking access to websites is done by ISP on behalf of a Government request or Court order. We ain't neither of those. Thanks for your understanding. —MarcoAurelio 17:17, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
Question Question: Is linking to banned on If yes: Will any attempt thereof trigger the spam filter? -- 17:28, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
I can't find any entry at de:MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist nor at Spam blacklist matching that domain. —MarcoAurelio 17:43, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

The Suix - misplaced request[edit]

Per my misplaced local request, could .*dead.?rat(s)?.* to head off this disruption? -- samtar talk or stalk 16:27, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

One use of a non-vulgar term is not usually the area of the title blacklist, especially in non-personal. It would block accounts that are not abusive. I would like to see more support for that proposal if it is to be implemented.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:50, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Cyrillic lookalikes of names of Syria[edit]

Firstly, the Cyrillic letter w:Ѕ is now only used in the Macedonian language, which does not use the Cyrillic letter w:І. Secondly, the state of Syria is called Syrie in French, Syrien in Danish, German and Swedish, and Syrië in Dutch. Therefore, we need to add


to the title blacklist. -- 13:29, 29 November 2016 (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).

Problem with TitleBlacklist entry[edit]

When I rename any user to Arabic Name , I get this message ( The new username matches the following TitleBlacklist entry: .*[\x{064A}-\x{064F}\x{0652}\x{0650}\x{0626}\x{0643}\x{0654}\x{0621}\x{0623}-\x{0625}].* ) , could you please remove this entry from the blacklist --Mohamed Ouda (talk) 11:02, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

@Mohamed Ouda: Looking at the addition, the comment is ## Don't have Persian's Diacritic and it looks to have been added at the request of Farsi WP. Can you add comment so that we can further evaluate your request and look to see if we can steer a middle course.  — billinghurst sDrewth 15:31, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: This entry makes a problem in renaming to Arabic usernames . --Mohamed Ouda (talk) 08:13, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
@Mohamed Ouda: Umm ... I think that was fairly evident from your raising the matter. I was hoping that you could be more informative on the matter. I know that my knowledge of Farsi equals my knowledge of Arabic. ZERO! It was added for a reason, and simply removing it may be an answer, but it may not be a helpful answer, or it may be the only answer. @Mardetanha: can you add comment here?  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:57, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
@Mardetanha: can you please comment or direct us to someone who can.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:09, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
sure, I will ask to expert from fawiki to take a look Mardetanha talk 13:52, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Per what I've understood from unicode character map, these are vowel sounds (obviously diacritics) such as "ِ". These characters looks small and can lead to impersonating others (we had such cases before). I think it should stay as it is and if you disagree, let's start an RFC Amir (talk) 14:49, 24 November 2016 (UTC)


How many more will continue holding the name of a popular artist Alexander Tatarnikov? It's chaos, even persecution, this author did not do anything bad to anyone. It was not spam. Works of this artist is very strong and show good. There is a personal dislike for this man? We ask unlock this name............

The name given to that person at birth wrong? It does not contain anything wrong. Please help remove this block in the creation of articles.

I'd really like to see this issue resolved in a positive way. Here are pictures of this author:, - also good, these pictures are not anything bad. This is because they now can not write articles? Due to the fact that it shows the Mother of God? Move to blacklist discussion is possible, but will it help?

There was no spam, it's all invented, blocking occurred due to personal enmity administrator to this man, as he was a russian man and a talented man. This blockage has occurred on a national basis. I insist on unblocking and I am against prejudice.

You are a cross-wiki spammer, and "Alexander Tatarnikov" is probably another name for "Terry Ananny". KATMAKROFAN (talk) 22:55, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Comment Comment Known crosswiki spammer with self-interest; block evader, etc. Was determined to lack notability by community. Doubt that it should be unlocked, though noting that I did much of the blocks, and the filters at that earlier point.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:41, 22 November 2016 (UTC)