Talk:Title blacklist/Archives/2008

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Proposed additions

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Index.php spam

When this goes live, to stop index.php spam pages:


– Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 12:23, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done While not live for WMF, there are wikis using this on subscription now. ~Kylu (u|t) 00:11, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Ubuntu and Linux

Added them because some vandal created this page in English across about 50 wikis (iirc). See . To be removed after 6 or 12 hours — VasilievVV 16:11, 21 April 2008 (UTC)


a friendly IP these to us, so they're inserted and live. Thanks, IP! Kylu 02:39, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Please add below to blacklist. Vandal user create bad name global accounts at some Japanese wiki. They will bypass local username blacklist. We can't still them.


--Marine-Blue [ talk contribs admin of jawikinews ] 05:56, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

In the meanwhile ; 7 accounts sul-locked. DarkoNeko 07:12, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Please block my real name Harald Krichel for my greatest fan is back: example. Thre have been dozens of this accounts in the past. --Harald Krichel 08:25, 9 September 2008 (UTC) (see here: [1])

Usernames of "popular" Wikimedians

Can we again consider adding stewards, some of the more prominent CheckUsers and other such "popular" folk to the blacklist to stop some of the more inventive usernames?  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 00:30, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

After clearing it with the users in question, sure, otherwise they may discover that they're unable to register their own bots, for instance. Kylu 22:57, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
I won't be registering a bot anytime soon, so its fine for me.--Shanel 06:42, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
Sysops can override the title/username blacklist.--PhiLiP 18:27, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Proposed removals

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Troubleshooting and problems

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Hi, I am an active user on the English, Spanish and Ladino Language wikis, and I was trying to join the Afrikaans language wikipedia. However, it turned out that any username with the word JEW on it is blocked, as I got this message when attempting to create my username:
Login error
The user name "Jewbask" has been banned from creation. It matches the following blacklist entry: .*JEW.*

I asked for help at the Afrikaans language wiki but it seems nobody knew this could happen and hence, they may not know how to fix it and there is no way to contact the bureaucrat unless I have an username, which I can't have! Is there anyone who can help me out? thanks a lot! --Jewbask 23:23, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi, this is blocked via the title blacklist, I recommend to merge Your accounts account, then logging in to any wiki should be possible (make sure to read and understand SUL beforehand), please feel free to contact me if You have any questions. If You chose not to activate sul, we can remove it from the title blacklist.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 23:29, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
I unified my accounts. It worked. Thanks! --Jewbask 23:57, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Jewbask will probably not be able to create a user page there (title), though. As they seem to wanna block JEW in uppercase letters, it's the same like my experience with this issue. --- Best regards, Melancholie 23:36, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
I'll make it case-sensitive, however that entry doesn't affect page creations, only the creation of new usernames.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 23:59, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Mike and Melancholie! Jewbask, congratulations, You have a perfect SULed account, no unattached remains, this means this name is now all Yours on any wmf-wiki, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:26, 5 November 2008 (UTC)