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

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)

is gay

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)
Is there any update on whether this can be added? RhinosF1 (talk) 21:32, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
I am not seeing support for its addition, and you haven't presented a case that it is particularly warranted, or that there is a specific benefit to the addition.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:00, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Looking at [1] with the query %is%gay shows endless examples of usernames that are made to attack someone. RhinosF1 (talk) 06:32, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
And we can show hundreds of other components there to attack people, and the idiots will just fire in variations until they get it them through, be it poop, or whatever. Then what about the equivalents in other languages. We use the blacklist to look at the egregious, and we look to manage prominent usernames of those regularly insulted. If the administrators from enWP/enWS/enWikt, Commons, Wikidata, frWP, deWP, etc. have issues they wish to be managed centrally, then they know where to come.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:39, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

OTRS Request


The entry ".*[CK(]UNT.*" is preventing a user to create a legitimate account, his name containing "Kunth". Is it possible to add an exception for him?


I do not want to give the name publicly to avoid any spoof, I'll send it by email to the person able to help.

Best regards

--AntonierCH(d) 13:45, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

@AntonierCH: The title blacklist only should be blocking new account creation, not prohibit existing SUL accounts at a new wiki. If it is at a wiki that is NOT part of global SUL, then just have an account creator sysop/crat do the creation for them at that wiki, and force it through. PS. I don't do OTRS queue or wiki any more, so cannot answer more fulsomely. Does that assist?  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:22, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Oh, if it is even a new account at a global SUL, then an anyone with override-antispoof right can force it through. Noting listgrouprights here or at the wiki of interest, for the groups that have the right.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:45, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you billinghurst for your fast reply. Yes it is for a new account. I'll ask a frwiki admin to helpout --AntonierCH(d) 07:48, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: AntonierCH(d) 17:48, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

"faire foutre" in French


As I explained, we can translate this username by "fuck you asshole" (non-literal). The term "fuck you" is already in the blacklist. I propose to complement by the same French terms, many used. We can not add "cons" because other users could be harmed. For the rest, I propose the following additions:

  1. "te faire" or "vous faire" is invariably followed by an offensive term in French. Here is the corresponding RegEx: .*((te+)|(vo+u+s))([[:blank:]]*|)(fa+i+re).* .*(([tT][eE]+)|([vV][oO]+[uU]+[sS]))[[:blank:]]*([fF][aA]+[iI]+[rR][eE]).*
  2. "foutre" is the translation of "cum". The French term being longer, no ambiguity can be made. Here is a RegEx which includes a lot of abusive uses: .*f[0|o]+u+tre.* .*[fF].+[uU]+[tT][rR][eE].*

Looking forward. --Eihel (talk) 20:53, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Comment Comment 1) title blacklist is case insensitive by default. 2) Please have frWP admins confirm that we have a specific issue that is required to be managed through the title blacklist. Thanks. I see 37 accounts with .*foutre.* regex in 10 years, so it doesn't seem overly problematic.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:16, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
    @Billinghurst: Thank you for your quick reply. I will ask the admins for this necessity and I will give you the answer. Be kind enough to leave some time (one week) to collect the opinions. Ping me please. --Eihel (talk) 10:42, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
    Discussion is encouraged here and preferred, so don't worry about a speedy closure.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:59, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Unlock name.

Greetings. I would like to ask you as administrators to unblock the name of the author, if it is of course not difficult. Is it possible to unlock? In 2013, there was a conflict of interest. The article was added to the text and pictures of the author. The author has mostly esoteric and spiritual themes. Over the years, there have been links to the media. It is possible that in 2013 the articles were more advertising, but over the years everything has changed. Does it make sense for me to create this topic in the blacklist discussions, since Someone may consider that the articles were advertising or was spam? There was a text about the artist, several links, and his work. Here are examples of his work:

Names: Alexander Tatarnikov, DiezelSun.
—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dmitrii JM (talk)

This person was not notable and was creating many accounts and through them biographical articles for themself on dozens of wikis and over and over and over again, so it is not one where I expect that we would wish to remove the name on the request of one individual. I would suggest that you have the discussion on the wiki where you wish to create the article as the local administrators are able to locally override any global action.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:39, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

--- Billinghurst, it was 2013, the author was just beginning to apparently engage in creative work. The one who did this, already realized his mistakes, and all this was a lesson to him. The author has more significance, there are links to the media and not only. Yes, in fact, in 2013 there was less significance. It was someone who instead of him created these accounts from a single ip address. Therefore, I would like to ask you as an administrator to unblock a name. Let it at least the names be unlocked, it is not necessary to even write articles, there will be no advertising, everything has changed for the better over the years. I do not think that it is so difficult to do. So that since 2013 a lot has changed. If not difficult, then unlock the names. I think the author himself has nothing to do with it. Dmitrii JM

I was there, I saw and dealt with this vandalism over many months. I saw the block evasions, the morphing of detail, etc. I do not agree with your assessment. I am not personally willing to remove the name from the global blacklist on the evidence presented.

I have given my advice on how to handle this at a local level.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:09, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

You have seen some vandalism, but this does not mean at all that this author did this vandalism. What evidence do you need, maybe links to the media? These links are a lot of them. In 2013, a text appeared on the artist’s work and several of his works. And is it vandalism? In my opinion not. I'm not asking for money from you, but just asking to unlock the name. If a person has created something new in art, is it now vandalism? In my opinion not. You unlock, and you will see that there will be no vandalism, but maybe it was not there at all. I understand that if something new in the art of creating something, it is also now considered vandalism. And creative people with God's gift must be entered into the black lists. And I do not agree with your assessment. Dmitrii JM

I am not asking you to agree with my assessment. I am providing my assessment, and my advice of how you can proceed today. You are free to follow that advice or not. Other members of the community are free to provide their commentary, that is how we move to a consensus.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:02, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

--- Why should I use local queries? These local requests do not work. They will say that you need to make a global request. I made this request. And I hear only that I can not or do not want to do it. Of course, I understand everything that you probably do not want to unlock, because all these years you thought it was spam and advertising. After all, hang a label on someone - this is the easiest. But time does not stand still, and no one will help in local requests, if they don’t want to help in global ones, and continue to give out some kind of vandalism or something else. Some vulgar names are blocked on your blacklist. Does a person’s name refer to vulgarity? No, it does not.

Dmitrii JM

Sure mate, you know all about the wikis. Your experience in wikis shines through in your edits here and in the sister wikis.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:49, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

I do not have edits to other wiki. What does this have to do with my request?

Dmitrii JM

And if someone wants to write an article about a famous person with the same name and surname, only the middle name differs, he will not be able to do it normally. But you do not delete anything. Therefore, I write to other places, hat is, to make other requests. Here are links to media: The author has a certain significance. Dmitrii JM


In the ".*Bonadea .*" rule, please remove the space. This allowed the abusive impersonation sock account Bonadea201 to register. BethNaught (talk) 21:52, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg done-ish @BethNaught: I prefer incrementalism with this blunt stick of the blacklist, so I have updated the regex, and I will willingly do more if they are creeping past.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:07, 22 May 2019 (UTC)


Could the current ".*[Ee]lcobbola.*" rule be supplemented with an additional ".*коббола.*" (or whatever the approximately markup would be) rule? "Элкоббола" and "Элькоббола" are merely "Elcobbola" rendered in Cyrillic (the "ь" in the second variant is silent--a palatalization of the preceding consonant) , and has been used several times recently for LTA spoofing/harassment - e.g., ВладелецЭлькоббола1 and Хозяин Элкоббола. Эlcobbola talk 19:25, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done @Elcobbola: special:diff/19116783, let us know of required additional variations — billinghurst sDrewth 00:35, 25 May 2019 (UTC)


Could the current ".*[Ee]lcobbola.*" rule be altered or supplemented to cover "cobbola" per ongoing LTA spoofing/harassment - e.g., Fuyecobbola (Fuyecobbola = Fu** y** E[l]cobbola)? Эlcobbola talk 20:39, 4 July 2019 (UTC)


Why is there an extraneous space in the line .*弓七三山月民多弓 .*? It should be .*弓七三山月民多弓.* with no space after the second 弓. LaundryPizza03 (talk) 22:55, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Romulus Stoicescu

  • Please add Romulus Stoicescu and any variants to the title blacklist. Over the last two months, there has been wide spread disruption by an over eager child who has created many hoax (or greatly exaggerated) articles about themselves on dozens of languages. There's probably more that I've missed but this should be plenty of evidence....
List (number indicates times deleted)

Praxidicae (talk) 17:19, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment I would prefer to see if this could be managed by abusefilter if possible, as title blacklist is a heavy hand, and the big wikis can use their local title blacklists, and protection to assist them.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:12, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
Is this still required?  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:35, 4 August 2019 (UTC)


Since de:wikt:Benutzer:KabelBW1 and de:wikt:Benutzer:KabelBW3 are already blocked, and KabelBW was taken over by Unitymedia, which in turn has been taken over by Vodafone Kabel Deutschland, I propose the addition of

.*KabelBW.* <newaccountonly> # Unitymedia-Troll.

to the title blacklist. -- 16:58, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Can you please identify where this is a problem, I see a couple of accounts. Probably worth getting local admins contact us.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:33, 4 August 2019 (UTC)


Please add <newaccountonly> near .*\bсоск.*. Users and bots can't create some articles in Russian Wiktionary.--Cinemantique (talk) 16:54, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

@Cinemantique: as you have done for your local whitelist, that is the appropriate way to handle it. It was being used by LTAs to create articles and accounts.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:31, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

w:Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols

Should we disallow usernames with characters in Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols? This is being misused by various LTAs.--GZWDer (talk) 21:22, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for synchronization of Serbian Wikipedia title blacklist to global

Please add this to this global title blacklist:

.*\b(nigg(er|a)|bitch|asshole|bastard|shit|fu[c(k]k)\b.* <newaccountonly>
.*\b(ku(č|c)ka|кучка|kurva|курва|(š|s)upak|шупак|peder|педер|sranje|срање|(đ|dj)ubre|ђубре)\b.* <newaccountonly>
.*\b(penis|vagina|cunt|fellatio|cunnilingus)\b.* <newaccountonly>
.*\b(пенис|kurac|курац|вагина|pi(č|c)ka|пичка|pizda|пизда)\b.* <newaccountonly>
.*\b(molests|masturbates|sucks|incest|slut|rape[sd])\b.* <newaccountonly>
.*\bva[gġ]ina\b.* <newaccountonly>
.*\bcoċk\b.* <newaccountonly>

All of these are bad words on Serbian. Too please add username Inmatija in global title blacklist, because it is one user which abusing rules and after block create new account with two last numbers changed in username. See on Special:CentralAuth all Inmatija* accounts from Inmatija01 until Inmatija34. Best regards, Zoranzoki21 (talk) 17:41, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

@Martin Urbanec: Thanks, but you forgot to add Inmatija? Zoranzoki21 (talk) 18:12, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
I would think that most of the English have been covered suitably though please identify English language accounts that have snuck through. To remember that we have to proceed slowly with these as it is not solely based on the needs of individual communities. I would think that we can progress with the Serbian language keywords. 23:04, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Strong language added, the rest is already taken care of with other entries. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:53, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

Addition of Өөрд Хальмг to the global title blacklist

An LTA has been using usernames with the format of "Өөрд Хальмг" + number of account, which has been repeatedly used to annoy others. Special:CentralAuth/Өөрд Хальмг 44, Special:CentralAuth/Өөрд Хальмг 23 and Special:CentralAuth/Өөрд Хальмг 22 are some examples. Nigos (talk) 13:26, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

I doubt this could prevent them instead of make them switch to another username and take us some time to recognize. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 13:35, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
Agree with WhitePhosphorus, that is what they will do; it is hardly their first set of accounts they have abused with, especially with what they have abused me with. And that is the purpose of what they are doing, they are being a troll. Better off to write a local filter to stop them from editing. That is more adaptive from your perspective. Remember that this troll can see and knows about title blacklist.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:59, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:37, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:26, 10 February 2020 (UTC)