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Latest comment: 25 days ago by Mdaniels5757 in topic Proposed additions
The associated page is used by the TitleBlacklist MediaWiki extension, and lists strings of regular expressions that may not be used as page titles or usernames on any Wikimedia projects. Any Meta-Wiki administrator or steward can edit this blacklist.

For more information on what the title blacklist is for, and the processes used here, please see Title blacklist/About.

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Proposed additions[edit]

This section is for proposing that a page title be blacklisted; add new entries at the bottom of the section. Provide links demonstrating widespread creation by multiple users or IP's. Completed requests will be marked as done or denied and archived.


.*transphobic.*       <newaccountonly|antispoof>

Came across this in some filter logs, and decided to take a look through gUser (see here. This type of username has been used 3 times in the same day to create justifications for discrimination, as well as a few incidents with the lowercase of "transphobic" instead of "Transphobic". This being part of a username seems..unhelpful? Disruptive? Intentionally provocative? EggRoll97 (talk) 01:50, 24 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

"Nate Higgers"[edit]

.*nate.*higger.*		<newaccountonly|antispoof>


.*nate.*higger.*		<newaccountonly>

I omitted the "s" on purpose, as at least one account seemed to omit it. There seem to be 50 accounts matching this regex, with one created every couple of months (the most recent one being Special:CentralAuth/NateHiggers69420666, which prompted me to come here). It's not very common, but false positives are sufficiently unlikely that I would suggest blacklisting it anyways. —‍Mdaniels5757 (talk • contribs) 18:08, 17 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Not sure antispoof is really necessary here, but a but of gUser search suggests this might be useful. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
00:12, 18 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
You may well be right, I don't know the tradeoffs re enabling antispoof for these entries. Feel free to implement without antispoof and I can come back if I notice someone trying to get around it in a way antispoof can detect. —‍Mdaniels5757 (talk • contribs) 00:35, 25 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Unarchived; I just saw another one of these. No need for antispoof if you don't think it's needed. —‍Mdaniels5757 (talk • contribs) 14:47, 27 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Proposed removals[edit]

This section is for proposing that a title be unlisted; please add new entries at the bottom of the section. Remember to provide the specific title or regex blacklisted, links to the articles they are used in or useful to, and arguments in favour of unlisting. Completed requests will be marked as done or denied and archived. The addition or removal of a title is not a vote, please do not bold the first words in statements.

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