Talk:Title blacklist/Archives/2014

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Proposed additions

Forex/Currency spam bots

# Forex/Currency bots using Rumer
.*[Ff]orex.*|.*[Cc]urrency <newaccountonly>
[Ff]orex Trading.*|[Cc]urrency) Trading.* <autoconfirmed>

Suggestion. (Possibly also noedit for the latter?) Link to deleted page log: [1] Links to blocked bot-created accounts log: [2] - Amgine/meta wikt wnews blog wmf-blog goog news 23:53, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

@Amgine: Do you still want this? PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:25, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
Goodness. now *that* was a fairly delayed reaction. xRumer bots rarely go away, but none of my farm wikis are currently susceptible to xRumer so I don't know if this one still active.(also reminds me to get back to work on the Wikimedians farm.) - Amgine/meta wikt wnews blog wmf-blog goog news 19:33, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done seems to be no pressing need for this ~3 years later, but feel free to request this again if it recurs. See also [3] (very slow). PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:08, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Fakes of Wikimedia Deutschland (WMDE) staff

Please add the following to the blacklist (pls check the syntax, I hate regex):

.*(WMDE).* <newaccountonly>

(WMDE) is the usual suffix for accounts used by staff of Wikimedia Deutschland (WMDE). Misuse like in User:Gang Bang (WMDE), User:Schwell Körper (WMDE) and User:Freies Wissen (WMDE) is very missleading. Thanks. Raymond 10:47, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

hmm, shouldn't that regex be specific to german projects (or even the german wikipedia is it's the only affected project) ? Are there known use of such nick on any other wikis ? DarkoNeko 21:33, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
Account created on meta. --WizardOfOz talk 21:35, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
Okay then. DarkoNeko 21:36, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
.*\(WMDE\).* <newaccountonly>
-- seth 09:07, 30 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks a lot :-) Raymond 09:08, 30 July 2011 (UTC)
  1. Please re-introduce (undone by DerHexer)
  2. It might be also useful to prevent (WMF):
.*\(WMF\).* <newaccountonly>
I am just aware of one case so far: User:Nn Wei (WMF) but the names should be reserved for WMF-staff-members. What do you if someone is name-grabbing: You can't use the account then. -- Rillke 16:44, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Trijnstel 19:13, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I reverted it. A user who was created on one wiki (legitimately) with the restricted string was not able to be auto-created on login to another wiki because of the restriction. Philippe (WMF) 01:24, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
That's indeed a problem... because I already came over that before, I just submitted a bug: bugzilla:33429 - Hoo man (talk) 02:13, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
I gave the right permissions to the staff group and restored the blacklist's entry, it should work fine now. --Vituzzu 02:15, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
Is this going to work really? Ruslik 11:06, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Ok, seems like a good workaround, but doesn't work for WMDE staff and WMF staff not being in the staff group (some AFAIK aren't, are they?) - Hoo man (talk) 03:27, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

The consequence will be that WM* accounts must be added to a specific globalgroup. --Vituzzu 21:23, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Kitties, cats on fire etc.

See en:Special:Contributions/MyCatJustCaughtOnFire. This is just the latest in a spree of "cats/kitties on fire" accounts on enwp (though there is a bit of CWA I notice from the globalauth log), mainly used to harass Favonian and MuZemike. Might be helpful if someone implemented regex to prevent the creation of accounts with cat/kitty followed by fire later in a username. Hurricanefan25 21:05, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Comment Comment Known sock|trouble maker, and the regex will just mean they use a variation in the pattern, not stop the account creation. billinghurst sDrewth 23:31, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Cross-wiki vandalism: zh:WP:LHLS and zh:WP:HYIP

please add:

 .*跨.*服.*战‏‎.* <autoconfirmed>
 .*[离離].*火‏.* <autoconfirmed>
 .*姘‏‎.* <autoconfirmed>
 .*多.*面.*[体體]‏‎.* <autoconfirmed>
 .*[啦拉龟龜菈垃鞡][跨夸咵垮胯挎侉誇骻姱舿銙恗晇][氪克尅剋兙娔勀勊兛兡兞].* <autoconfirmed> 
 .*[乌鸟岛烏鳥島钨鎢邬鄔呜坞].*[跨夸咵垮胯挎侉誇骻姱舿銙恗晇][氪克尅剋兙娔勀勊兛兡兞].* <autoconfirmed> 
 .*[乌鸟岛烏鳥島钨鎢邬鄔呜坞][啦拉龟龜菈垃鞡].*[氪克尅剋兙娔勀勊兛兡兞].* <autoconfirmed>
 .*[乌鸟岛烏鳥島钨鎢邬鄔呜坞][啦拉龟龜菈垃鞡][跨夸咵垮胯挎侉誇骻姱舿銙恗晇].* <autoconfirmed> 
 .*Make.*cat.* <autoconfirmed> 
 .*Mys.*721tx.* <autoconfirmed> 
 .*李.*(煌|火皇).* <autoconfirmed>

see: zh:WP:LHLS, zh:WP:HYIP, wuu:姘坤多面体, lv:离火多面体, ja:離火多面体, wa:离火多面体, si:离火多面体, fr:Makecat, fr:Mys 721tx, de:Makecat, de:Mys 721tx, and so on.--GZWDer (talk) 09:33, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

@GZWDer: Is this still needed? PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:29, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
@PiRSquared17: All IP in zh:WP:HYIP was blocked for one year in August but still vandal in jawiki in November. And zh:WP:LHLS was inactive since May but some LTA is still doing similar vandalism now. So we still need 5-10th line.--GZWDer (talk) 05:40, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
GZWDer, Yes check.svg Done addition good? PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:10, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Sumerr spambot accounts

Please add something which will prevent the account creation for this pattern --Glaisher [talk] 15:45, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Well, patterns at least make it easy to recognize. I'm not sure that it's possible to block something here which wouldn't obstruct normal users who want to call themselves something with Summer-. --MF-W 20:09, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
I don't think real users would use something like [r]{5,}. So what I'm saying is add something that would prevent the account creation for rrrrrs (more than 5). Also if the account creations have ceased (I haven't seen anything lately), no need to go through the pain of adding it. --Glaisher [talk] 10:27, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done This is clearly stale, no new "summerr" accounts have occured for at least some months. --MF-W 01:51, 2 January 2014 (UTC)


.*mediawiki.* <newaccountonly>
^^ Sounds like systemaccount, no need to create such accounts. Example: Special:CentralAuth/Mediawikii --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:49, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

I'm inclined to agree. I've added it to the tbl. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:52, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Proposed removals

.*Mr\.Z-man.*      <newaccountonly>

No longer necessary, preventing me from creating new SUL accounts. Mr.Z-man (talk) 16:28, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Removed Removed diff --Glaisher (talk) 16:30, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Troubleshooting and problems

index.php spam

I note that not all pages ending in index.php, which have been created by spambots, are blacklisted. For the syntax (?:[^\/]+[\/:])?(index\.php|w\/wiki)(?:\/.+)?, the page Example/index.php is blacklisted, but Example/w/index.php is not. I suggest that you change this syntax to (?:.*?\/)?(index\.php|w\/wiki)(?:\/.*)?, in order to blacklist all pages with index.php and /w/wiki. In 2009, two pages ending in index.php were deleted: \"/w/index.php, on June 10, and Talk:Board elections/2007/w/index.php, on November 16. --Francisco 19:13, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

@Francisco Leandro: Is this still needed? PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:22, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
@PiRSquared17: No, it is not necessary. No pages ending in index.php have been created. Francisco (talk) 13:22, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Closed Closed as X mark.svg Not done: not needed anymore, reopen if it recurs. PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:53, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Non-sul spammer blacklist

I try to stop this spammer with [4]. Could someone check if I did it correctly? Mathonius (talk) 12:05, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Seems fine to me. Closed Closed PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:55, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

TitleBlacklist defaults

The spam blacklist is used by default by the extension, but mw:Extension:TitleBlacklist doesn't load this blacklist by default. I see that there are a few Wikimedia-specific rules, can you tell me if it's safe to assume that this can serve as good default for any MediaWiki install? We plan to include the extension by default in mw:MediaWiki 1.21 in the coming weeks, so feedback would be needed rather soon. --Nemo 12:37, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

@Nemo bis: update would be nice. What was done? PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:55, 28 January 2014 (UTC)


Status:    In progress

It seems to me that the "Hicks" line is malformatted - it is missing the closing ">" character. - Mike Rosoft (talk) 17:13, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

I added a >. --MF-W 00:42, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
Closed Closed so this can be archived. PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:55, 28 January 2014 (UTC)


Let's archive all the resolved sections. PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:24, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Problems with logging in at Somali Wikipedia

Hello. I'm not sure that I have found the correct place to add my request, but anyway...

I have created account with name "Adriano Morelli". During surfing the wikis (I want my account to be automatically created in many wikis as possible) I noticed that I can't log in at Somali Wikipedia ( And when I tried to enter my account independently, system rejected me and displayed me the reason:

<The user name "Adriano Morelli" has been banned from creation. It matches the following blacklist entry: .*(?i:Dr).* <newaccountonly>>

Well, as I understand, it's because my nickname contains the combination "dr"? What an absurd...

Can global administrators help me? The local administrators aren't really active and I couldn't find Community Portal of That's crucial for me. Thanks in advance, and I'm sorry if my English skills don't look good. --Adriano Morelli (talk) 17:43, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

I have reverted the last change to the local titleblacklist and asked the admin who added it to reconsider this change. In the meantime, you should be able to create your account. Regards, Vogone talk 17:49, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Vogone! The problem has been resolved. :) Best regards, --Adriano Morelli (talk) 17:59, 25 April 2014 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: not done

Hi everybody. Could you unlock name Alexander Tatarnikov. Some misunderstanding occurred. About this man has links to the media. We ask that you help in unlocking. Misunderstandings will be no more.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Conors7 (talk)

No. The person has spammed and used multiple sockpuppets over a couple of years. There are consequences for abuse.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:49, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

What is spam? You are blocking it, just because he founded a new creative style. It is more like a mockery and prejudice.Question about unlocking still remains in force. Personally, right now there is no spam. For all the bad things, people are responsible before God. Conors7

Using multiple sockpuppets and recreating deleted articles may be your interpretation of creative style, I call it abuse. No notability, multiply deleted at multiple wikis for using sockpuppets. The answer is no.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:03, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
To add a note that the user edited the log files of the blacklist in an effort to remove themselves from blacklist.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:06, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

About this man has links to the media. This person has its significance. You see it all and continue the conflict. It looks like a biased attitude. I insist on the unlock and it should solve other people. We certainly understand that Russua is now empty in the European sanctions, but it is necessary so to show their aversion to russion people.Conors7

We have two years' worth of your additions, and the deletions have been taken by the wikis that you are not notable, and the rest of the attempts. And the fake victim component, hmm, you can stop that as it is not relevant and you well know what you have been doing. Subject closed.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:58, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
To note that there have been further commentary added by this person and a sock (which has been reverted by admin), with commentary mostly declaring this decision wrong and into personal attacks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:42, 20 October 2014 (UTC)