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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

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.

Jose Rafael Cordero Sanchéz

Has "Jose Rafael Cordero Sanchéz" already been blacklisted? (with an accent in the last e). Months ago an article with the same title was created in the mg wiki; cf. nl:Wikipedia:Checklijst langdurig structureel vandalisme/Josercs1 --Jamez42 (talk) 00:31, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg regex updated  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:37, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, Billinghurst. José is getting creative again, he succeeded in starting es:Jose R.Cordero Sanchez, and it was deleted ~12 hours ago. Can the regex be tweaked to catch such cases? (Courtesy ping Jamez42) Sam Sailor 06:48, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:16, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Blacklisting of offensive terms from usernames

I think that offensive terms should be blacklisted from usernames on Wikimedia, as there is a FANDOM-wide policy on its Terms of use that usernames cannot be offensive. For example:

  • The n-word (full form: 'nigger/nigga') should be blacklisted from usernames on Wikimedia, as it is offensive by being racist;
  • The c-word (full form: 'cunt') should also be blacklisted from usernames on Wikimedia, as it is offensive by being both ribald and vulgar;
  • The two f-words ('fuck' and 'faggot') should also be blacklisted from usernames on Wikimedia, as it is offensive by being both homophobic and vulgar;
  • The two r-words ('retard' and 'rape') should also be blacklisted from usernames on Wikimedia, as they are offensive by being both family-unfriendly and vulgar; and
  • The b-word (full form: 'bitch') should also be blacklisted from usernames on Wikimedia, as it is offensive by being sexist.

The above terms are just examples of offensive terms that really should be banned from usernames on Wikimedia; other offensive words (damn, cock, ass, tit, dipshit, poof, cracker, etc.) should really blacklisted from Wikimedia. Anyway, the aforementioned change should be permanent. Au revoir! --Peppa Pig the Second (talk) 11:36, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

You may want to review w:Scunthorpe problem. Also "FANDOM" seems to refer to Wikia, which is not a Wikimedia site. Anomie (talk) 14:22, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
I have reviewed the Wikipedia article on the ‘Scunthorpe problem’, and its overview says the following: ‘The Scunthorpe problem is the blocking of e-mails, forum posts or search results by a spam filter or search engine because their text contains a string of letters that are shared with another (usually obscene) word. While computers can easily identify strings of text within a document, broad blocking rules may result in false positives, causing innocent phrases to be blocked.’ --Peppa Pig the Second (talk) 05:21, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
Our blacklists are typically based on recommendations from administrators of our wikis in the 00s of languages that are used, or for where we globally see problematic usernames. Additionally we already have an extensive list of terms in title blacklist in numbers of languages. If you believe that a term is being abused in usernames, then I would encourage you to raise that at the wiki in which you primarily edit and discuss with your local admins. As a contra point. Faggot is a piece of wood that you burn. Rape is grown in fields and is used to produce oil. Bitch is a female dog, and retard means to slow. In how many languages would you like to have these translated and added to the blacklist? So, I have some sympathy for your point of view, you can see why we ask for the respective communities to produce their recommendations on what is problematic, and 15+ years later it can be seen that it has been a mostly effective approach.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:51, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
Wrong. Faggot means 'a male homosexual', rape means 'the crime of forcing others to have sexual intercourse with the offender', bitch means 'a bad woman', and retard means 'a disabled person'. And those are all offensive. --Peppa Pig the Second (talk) 11:36, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Words can have multiple meanings. None of billinghurst's definitions are wrong. Anomie (talk) 13:25, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
You know; I'm thinking about the offensive side of these words. --Peppa Pig the Second (talk) 09:28, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
And words can be used in the non-offensive way. — regards, Revi 09:40, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
My point is that words can have multiple meanings, within a language, and between languages. For that reason we rely on the advice of administrators from the wikis for our blacklists based on the evidence of abuse, not reactively.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:32, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
Now it looks as if offensive words in Wikimedia usernames should be censored by replacing them with more appropriate words. For example, instead of banning the word 'bitch' from Wikimedia usernames, it can be censored in them by being replaced with 'dog'; plus, instead of banning the word 'pussy' from Wikimedia usernames, it can be censored by being replaced with 'cat'.--Peppa Pig the Second (talk) 10:45, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
While I appreciate you bringing your concerns here, now you are being argumentative. We have explained how we handles things.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:53, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Declined Declined  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:53, 23 June 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.

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).