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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]

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.

is gay[edit]

Please can gay be added to the username blacklist. RhinosF1 (talk) 19:43, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Or something like 'is gay' to stop abuse. RhinosF1 (talk) 19:44, 21 January 2019 (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.

Change .*ni[ğǵģĝġĠĞ]+er.* to .*ni[ğǵģġĠĞ]+er.*[edit]

Please remove the Esperanto letter "ĝ" from this line. This blacklist line blocks me from creating pages on Wiktionary and Commons for things related to the countries Niger ("Niĝero", "niĝera", "niĝerano") and Nigeria ("Niĝerio", "niĝeria", "niĝeriano"). It forced me to choose a strange name on Commons (File:LL-Q143 (epo)-Robin van der Vliet-Niĝ⁂erio.wav, File:LL-Q143 (epo)-Robin van der Vliet-Niĝ⁂ero.wav) and immediately ask for it to be moved. This line already caused problems before for other Esperantists, here are some discussions about it: eo:Uzanto-Diskuto:ThomasPusch/Arkivo_2015#Lingvoj_de_okcidenta_Afriko, eo:wikt:Uzanta_diskuto:Pablo_Escobar#Nigra_listo, nl:wikt:Overleg_gebruiker:MarcoSwart#Niĝerkonga_lingvaro. Robin van der Vliet (talk) (contribs) 17:29, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

@Robin van der Vliet: Yes check.svg done to a variation. Do note that wherever you have issues, local admins can utilise Mediawiki:titleblacklist to get around global titleblacklist. Sometimes local whitelisting is a better means to mitigate around an issue.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:14, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

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).