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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.
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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.
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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.

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Proposed additions[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg 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. and more[edit]

Crosswiki-spam. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 09:23, 28 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

it isn't really up to the excessive spam levels and not specifically crosswiki at this stage. I will not do it at this moment, instead see what happens over the next couple of weeks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:10, 28 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@EstrellaSuecia: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 12:43, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

Crosswiki-spam, see also this COI-bot report. If I made a mistake in formatting the request, I'll be happy to correct it. --Daniuu (talk) 16:25, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Daniuu: Added Added to Spam blacklist. (And you formatted it perfect!). --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 17:05, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Spam flux[edit]

Some of the links that were commonly added by our dearest friends the spambots today. We had a rather significant influx of spambots today, so requesting those links to be blacklisted. All of the links in here were dropped on at least two different projects. --Daniuu (talk) 18:55, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Daniuu: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 17:07, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

Abused as replacement of WT:SWL on en, but it is everywhere. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 17:03, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Beetstra: Added Added to Spam blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 17:03, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks like a dupe? — TheresNoTime (talk • she/her) 17:08, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@TheresNoTime better than nothing :) Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 17:09, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
True! — TheresNoTime (talk • she/her) 17:10, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

Cross-wiki spam by the same range that was previously spamming (already blacklisted above). –FlyingAce✈hello 15:08, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

Another website that got added on multiple wikis (enwiki and eswikiversity) by the recent collection of Turkish-language sexual spammers. COIBot is in the process of compiling a report. --Daniuu (talk) 21:19, 6 August 2022 (UTC) Added already done  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:25, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

Cross-wiki gambling spam, see also the COIbot report. --Daniuu (talk) 18:19, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Daniuu: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 09:25, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

some URL shorteners[edit]

Except for the last one, these are the URL shorteners provided by And the last one is provided by Baidu.

"dwz" is the abbreviation of "URL shorteners(短网址)" in Chinese, maybe there are many other websites whose urls contain "dwz". 星海子 (talk) 08:20, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@星海子: Added Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 11:36, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

Such as, is a URL shortener, and the expanded URL contains some ad parameters. We can replace it with the full URL, for example use instead of ( in w:ja:赤楚衛二. is used in w:zh:, c:, w:ja:, etc..星海子 (talk) 07:59, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed additions (Bot reported)[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for domains which have been added to multiple wikis as observed by a bot.

These are automated reports, please check the records and the link thoroughly, it may report good links! For some more info, see Spam blacklist/Help#COIBot_reports. Reports will automatically be archived by the bot when they get stale (less than 5 links reported, which have not been edited in the last 7 days, and where the last editor is COIBot).

  • If the report contains links to less than 5 wikis, then only add it when it is really spam
  • Otherwise just revert the link-additions, and close the report; closed reports will be reopened when spamming continues
  • To close a report, change the LinkStatus template to closed ({{LinkStatus|closed}})
  • Please place any notes in the discussion section below the HTML comment


The LinkWatchers report domains meeting the following criteria:

  • When a user mainly adds this link, and the link has not been used too much, and this user adds the link to more than 2 wikis
  • When a user mainly adds links on one server, and links on the server have not been used too much, and this user adds the links to more than 2 wikis
  • If ALL links are added by IPs, and the link is added to more than 1 wiki
  • If a small range of IPs have a preference for this link (but it may also have been added by other users), and the link is added to more than 1 wiki.
COIBot's currently open XWiki reports
List Last update By Site IP R Last user Last link addition User Link User - Link User - Link - Wikis Link - Wikis 2022-08-15 13:07:25 COIBot R محمد قيس كاظم 2070-01-01 05:00:00 2505 10 0 0 6 2022-08-15 12:51:40 COIBot 2400:ADC1:10C:C000:4941:A895:BB9D:AC96
2070-01-01 05:00:00 8 7 2022-08-15 16:17:04 COIBot R Meandkancil2020 2070-01-01 05:00:00 2503 10 0 0 5 2022-08-15 16:29:30 COIBot Emilien25 2070-01-01 05:00:00 6 9 0 0 4 2022-08-15 16:27:59 COIBot
2070-01-01 05:00:00 44 3 2022-08-15 14:39:45 COIBot
2070-01-01 05:00:00 8 2

Proposed removals[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg 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|}}.

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

Troubleshooting and problems[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg 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).


Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for discussion of Spam blacklist issues among other users.

Protected edit request on 13 April 2022[edit] and just need to be on here because of GRP. EthanGaming7640 13:57, 13 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 not done please propose at Talk:Spam_blacklist#Proposed_additions. — xaosflux Talk 17:35, 13 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]