Talk:Spam blacklist

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The associated page is used by the MediaWiki Spam Blacklist extension, and lists regular expressions which cannot be used in URLs in any page in Wikimedia Foundation projects (as well as many external wikis). Any Meta administrator can edit the spam blacklist; either manually or with SBHandler. For more information on what the spam blacklist is for, and the processes used here, please see Spam blacklist/About.

Proposed additions
Please provide evidence of spamming on several wikis. Spam that only affects a single project should go to that project's local blacklist. Exceptions include malicious domains and URL redirector/shortener services. Please follow this format. Please check back after submitting your report, there could be questions regarding your request.
Proposed removals
Please check our list of requests which repeatedly get declined. Typically, we do not remove domains from the spam blacklist in response to site-owners' requests. Instead, we de-blacklist sites when trusted, high-volume editors request the use of blacklisted links because of their value in support of our projects. Please consider whether requesting whitelisting on a specific wiki for a specific use is more appropriate - that is very often the case.
Other discussion
Troubleshooting and problems - If there is an error in the blacklist (i.e. a regex error) which is causing problems, please raise the issue here.
Discussion - Meta-discussion concerning the operation of the blacklist and related pages, and communication among the spam blacklist team.
#wikimedia-external-linksconnect - Real-time IRC chat for co-ordination of activities related to maintenance of the blacklist.
There is no global whitelist, so if you are seeking a whitelisting of a url at a wiki then please address such matters via use of the respective Mediawiki talk:Spam-whitelist page at that wiki, and you should consider the use of the template {{edit protected}} or its local equivalent to get attention to your edit.

Please sign your posts with ~~~~ after your comment. This leaves a signature and timestamp so conversations are easier to follow.

Completed requests are marked as {{added}}/{{removed}} or {{declined}}, and are generally archived quickly. Additions and removals are logged · current log 2024/05.

SpBot archives all sections tagged with {{Section resolved|1=~~~~}} after 3 days and sections whose most recent comment is older than 7 days.

Proposed additions[edit]

This section is for proposing that a website be blacklisted; add new entries at the bottom of the section, using the basic URL so that there is no link (, not Provide links demonstrating widespread spamming by multiple users on multiple wikis. Completed requests will be marked as {{added}} or {{declined}} and archived.[edit]

X-wiki commercial spam.Seawolf35 (talk) 18:01, 12 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

 Declined for now, it's only one user confined to the English Wikipedia. If the spamming continues I'll blacklist it. XXBlackburnXx (talk) 19:52, 13 May 2024 (UTC)Reply[edit]

Cross-wiki spam, already blacklisted on nlwiki. - XXBlackburnXx (talk) 08:16, 14 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

@XXBlackburnXx: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --XXBlackburnXx (talk) 08:17, 14 May 2024 (UTC)Reply[edit]

Gambling spam. --SCP-2000 04:48, 15 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

@SCP-2000: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --XXBlackburnXx (talk) 08:36, 15 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Gambling spam 20240515[edit]

- XXBlackburnXx (talk) 10:29, 15 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

@XXBlackburnXx: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --XXBlackburnXx (talk) 10:29, 15 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Fake webshops[edit]

Problematic long-term spammer. Some additions are from few months ago, but I want guarantees that this junk won't get spammed ever again. - XXBlackburnXx (talk) 18:42, 15 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

@XXBlackburnXx: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --XXBlackburnXx (talk) 18:42, 15 May 2024 (UTC)Reply[edit]

xwiki spam - XXBlackburnXx (talk) 05:43, 19 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

@XXBlackburnXx: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --XXBlackburnXx (talk) 05:43, 19 May 2024 (UTC)Reply[edit]

xwiki spam with multiple accounts - XXBlackburnXx (talk) 10:50, 20 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

@XXBlackburnXx: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --XXBlackburnXx (talk) 10:50, 20 May 2024 (UTC)Reply[edit]

lta abusing site, already listed on 2 wikis. - XXBlackburnXx (talk) 11:53, 20 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

@XXBlackburnXx: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --XXBlackburnXx (talk) 11:54, 20 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Proposed removals[edit]

This section is for proposing that a website be unlisted; please add new entries at the bottom of the section. Use a suitable 3rd level heading and display the domain name as per this example {{LinkSummary|}}. Please do not add the protocol part of domain name, eg. http

Remember to provide the specific domain blacklisted, links to the articles they are used in or useful to, and arguments in favour of unlisting. Completed requests will be marked as {{removed}} or {{declined}} and archived.

See also recurring requests for repeatedly proposed (and refused) removals.


  • The addition or removal of a domain from the blacklist is not a vote; please do not bold the first words in statements.
  • This page is for the removal of domains from the global blacklist, not for removal of domains from the blacklists of individual wikis. For those requests please take your discussion to the pertinent wiki, where such requests would be made at Mediawiki talk:Spam-blacklist at that wiki. Search spamlists — remember to enter any relevant language code[edit]

This is a legitimate domain used by radio station CKYY-FM [1] for online streaming. - — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wcreed88 (talk) 2024-05-19T22:23:47 (UTC)

@Wcreed88 this link is not on the global blacklist, but it is listed on the English Wikipedia. You will have to address this to the English Wikipedia to get it unlisted. Defer to English Wikipedia spam blacklist talk page. - XXBlackburnXx (talk) 22:34, 19 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Actually the whitelist might be a better idea since its a complicated pattern and not blacklisting the link explicitly. Deferred Deferred to en:MediaWiki talk:Spam-whitelist- XXBlackburnXx (talk) 22:44, 19 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you so much for your insight. Wcreed88 (talk) 02:50, 20 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
 not globally blocked Defer to w:en:Mediawiki talk:spam-blacklist  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:22, 20 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Troubleshooting and problems[edit]

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 link. This is not the section to request that an entry be unlisted (see Proposed removals above).


This section is for discussion of Spam blacklist issues among other users.