Talk:Title blacklist

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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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Due to this discussion on Commons I suggest narrowing the filter to




Ankry (talk) 09:57, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

@Vituzzu: the respective filter request came from itWP. Do you know anything? Could we make this newaccount only here at meta? If you believe that it still needs to cover the main ns, does that need to be at all wikis or could that bit be specific to itWP?  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:34, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
Some context would be useful. If this was a vandal problem, it may have been transient and safe to remove. -- (talk) 19:45, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: it's a crosswiki issue: a mix of spam, trolling and hoaxes, do you remember that Italian IP obsessively asking for these removals some weeks ago? It was Giovanni himself.
@Fæ: this is still going on.
(Both of you, get ready to be stalked by him!)
I eventually applied Ankry's solution if some further side effect will arise escaping with \b could do the trick.
--Vituzzu (talk) 19:55, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for reviewing it. Stalkers probably find me boring. -- (talk) 19:59, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
GP is the most boring dude I've ever met here ^^ --Vituzzu (talk) 20:36, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
@Vituzzu: I am aware of the problem. I prefer to ask open questions on this page so changes are contextual, informative, and addressed by those with good knowledge rather than peripherally, wherever possible. Comments or refs in the page can be useful.

The central wildcards make for a pretty big regex, I would have thought that we could have been a little more compact, maybe something like .{0,20} if we know that the words are within reasonable proximity.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:57, 16 May 2018 (UTC)


Please have a look at this issue with the word "Giovanni" used twice in filenames. The problem should be here in media-wiki. Thank you --Sailko (talk) 21:55, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Vituzzu, sembra che abbia a che fare con questo edit. Si può annullare o trovare un'altra forma di blocco? Sembra che blocchi qualsiasi filename che abbia due volte la parola Giuseppe o Giovanni nei titoli. Mi sembra che i problemi superino i benefici, visto che sono già il secondo a fare un report. Grazie --Sailko (talk) 10:48, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
Proviamo. --Vituzzu (talk) 20:03, 18 May 2018 (UTC)