Talk:Title blacklist/Archives/2010

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Proposed additions

new entry

Please add the entry ".*Ph[uúùŭûǔü]ntsok200[0OoÓóÒòŎŏÔôǑǒÖöŐőÕõØøǪǫŌōỌọƟɵ].* <newaccountonly>" to the blacklist. -- 02:07, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

A reason for what we should consider this request, please? — Dferg (talk) 14:16, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
The reason is to prevent creation of accounts with the word Phuntsok2000. 01:27, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
I'll ask the obious question: Why? Soulman 00:46, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done --dferg ☎ talk 15:44, 27 November 2010 (UTC)


Please add “.*[\x{E000}-\x{F8FF}].* <casesensitive>” to the global title blacklist! -- 20:15, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

A reason for what we should consider this request, please? — Dferg (talk) 14:16, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Private use characters are deliberately undefined by Unicode so organizations can put characters there that aren't suitable for encoding, either currently or ever. In the running text of an article, where a font can be forced, there might be an argument to use private use characters, but in a title, they'll appear completely differently to different users. The w:Medieval Unicode Font Initiative uses E7E4 for LATIN SMALL LETTER R WITH LONG LEG AND STROKE THROUGH DESCENDER, and users could have a font that shows that, but someone with a font conforming to the w:ConScript Unicode Registry would see VISIBLE SPEECH MODIFIER LETTER OUTER, a letter from an alphabet from Alexander Graham Bell for the deaf. There are other standards out there, and many fonts just have random junk in that area. There's no way in plain text to give any meaning to these characters, so using them in a multiuser environment where you can't enforce a font standard is pointless.--Prosfilaes 15:00, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Should Unicode PUA characters never be used in article titles? -- 19:39, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

As the characters aren't standard, creating articles with these characters in the title would result in different people (in an arbitrary manner) seeing different titles. A better title can (should) be used for consistency, instead. Ionek 11:58, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Proposed removals

Troubleshooting and problems


I think we should make the log a single page (or at least one-per-year), since additions there are pretty rare and it should not be big. vvvt 22:27, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

I agree. -- seth 13:34, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

not matching?

How could the account [removed] (see [removed]) be created? The TBL entry

.*H.R.LD.*K(?:R|[|!ɨᎥ1iIÍÌĬîÎǏÏĨįĮĪıİlľŀłļḷΙιіІЇ丨])+CH[ΕÉÈËEĘĚĔĖẺẸẾỀỄễỂểȨȩḜḝĒḖḗȄȅȆȇỆệḘḙḚḛ3eēėèéëẽĕęəẻếềẹ]L.* <newaccountonly>

should have blocked that creation. -- seth 14:27, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Fixed, the used "e" was missing - Hoo man (talk) 14:50, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
oops, you're right. 'ȇ' (0x0207) and 'ê' (0x00ea) looked same to me. -- seth 15:34, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Please avoid writting those insulting usernames publicy. They're oversighted globally for a reason. Thanks, --dferg ☎ talk 15:38, 27 November 2010 (UTC)