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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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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.
  • I would like to request that usernames containing the words "poop", "lol" and "troll" be added to this list, not so much because they are inherently offensive or disruptive but because those who create them always intend to use these accounts for vandalism. Everymorning (talk) 02:23, 20 September 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.


Please remove .*affordable.* <antispoof> from the blacklist (or replace it with something that more narrowly targets whatever it's meant to stop). It seems way too prone to false positives as it stands now, e.g. w:Special:Permalink/741332778#Permission_error_trying_to_create_a_redirect. Jackmcbarn (talk) 22:51, 27 September 2016 (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).

Broken regular expressions[edit]

The following lines are syntactically incorrect:

.*service (tech|supp(ort).*             <newaccountonly>
.*tech support (helpline }?n.*

I don't know what the intention was for the first one in Special:Diff/prev/15722163, but I'll take a guess. The second is an obvious typo.

.*service (tech|supp(ort)?).*             <newaccountonly>
.*tech support (helpline )?n.*

Anomie (talk) 20:02, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Steinsplitter (talk) 11:00, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Add request (jawp:LTA)[edit]

.*恋の.*             <newaccountonly>
.*(生きている|だけで恥だよ).*             <newaccountonly>
.*with t.komuro.*             <newaccountonly>
.*デモクラシー.*             <newaccountonly>
.*オーナメント.*             <newaccountonly>
.*エスニック.*             <newaccountonly>
.*いせちか.*             <newaccountonly>

These are used by ja:LTA:ISECHIKA. Please add.--Mirinano (talk) 01:06, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

please have these confirmed by a jaWP admin, thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 16:57, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

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)


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.

This blacklist blocks 1.5k text documents from being transcribed on Wikisource[edit]

All 1.5k files in c:Category:Media contributed by Józef Piłsudski Institute of America trigger .*1[ \-]\d{3}[ \-]\d{3}[ \-]\d{3}.* in line 261, which seems custom made for matching accession numbers used in the filenames. All those documents are meant to be transcribed on wikisource. They even have Transcribe button, which is now broken since one can not create new page on wikisource which is derived from the name of those files. Can we remove or change this filter so it does not match files in this category. Other thing to do would be whitelist 701-001-XXX-XXX and 701-007-XXX-XXX (where X is a digit) which at the moment are the only accession numbers used. We can also add <newaccountonly> to this line. --Jarekt (talk) 19:45, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

I modified the regex to match only US phone numbers. Now It should not catch theese filenames. masti <talk> 20:31, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. --Jarekt (talk) 21:31, 5 October 2016 (UTC)