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Mediawiki:Spam-blacklist is meant to be used by the spam blacklist extension. Unlike the meta spam blacklist, this blacklist affects pages on the English Wikipedia only. Any administrator may edit the spam blacklist. See Wikipedia:Spam blacklist for more information about the spam blacklist.

Instructions for editors

There are 4 sections for posting comments below. Please make comments in the appropriate section. These links take you to the appropriate section:

  1. Proposed additions
  2. Proposed removals
  3. Troubleshooting and problems
  4. Discussion

Each section has a message box with instructions. In addition, please sign your posts with ~~~~ after your comment.

Completed requests are archived. Additions and removals are logged, reasons for blacklisting can be found there.

Addition of the templates {{Link summary}} (for domains), {{IP summary}} (for IP editors) and {{User summary}} (for users with account) results in the COIBot reports to be refreshed. See User:COIBot for more information on the reports.

Instructions for admins

Any admin unfamiliar with this page should probably read this first, thanks.
If in doubt, please leave a request and a spam-knowledgeable admin will follow-up.

  1. Does the site have any validity to the project?
  2. Have links been placed after warnings/blocks? Have other methods of control been exhausted? Would referring this to our anti-spam bot, XLinkBot be a more appropriate step? Is there a WikiProject Spam report? If so, a permanent link would be helpful.
  3. Please ensure all links have been removed from articles and discussion pages before blacklisting. (They do not have to be removed from user or user talk pages).
  4. Make the entry at the bottom of the list (before the last line). Please do not do this unless you are familiar with regex — the disruption that can be caused is substantial.
  5. Close the request entry on here using either {{done}} or {{not done}} as appropriate. The request should be left open for a week maybe as there will often be further related sites or an appeal in that time.
  6. Log the entry. Warning: if you do not log any entry you make on the blacklist, it may well be removed if someone appeals and no valid reasons can be found. To log the entry, you will need this number - 1158230967 after you have closed the request. See here for more info on logging.
snippet for logging: {{/request|1158230967#section_name}}
snippet for logging of WikiProject Spam items: {{WPSPAM|1158230967#section_name}}
A user-gadget for handling additions to and removals from the spam-blacklist is available at User:Beetstra/Gadget-Spam-blacklist-Handler

Proposed additions[edit][edit]

Accounts that are only used to distribute spam, will post a large amount of spam about Falun Gong to other people's user pages. --Fumikas Sagisavas (talk) 01:46, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Fumikas Sagisavas: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Courcelles (talk) 13:58, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

Accounts that are only used to distribute spam, will post a large amount of spam about Falun Gong to other people's user pages. --Fumikas Sagisavas (talk) 01:50, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Cre8iveSkill. Courcelles (talk) 13:30, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Courcelles: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Courcelles (talk) 13:30, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply],,,[edit]

Multiple accounts spamming a group of sites. plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist.OhNoitsJamie Talk 17:26, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

Spam of a self-published source. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 19:54, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --~ ToBeFree (talk) 19:55, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed removals[edit]

Manning and Manning[edit]

I originally posted this on the Spam blacklist: "In the w:en:Savile Row tailoring article, in the section "Other companies on Savile Row", there is a block to the website of Manning and Manning. M&M are bespoke tailors and it is a mystery as to why the website has been blocked - it is a normal business with a history of tailoring. I have not been able to find out when it was blacklisted.

I am not concerned with the company but interested in updating references for that article. The address is blocked only at English Wikipedia by the regex \bmanning\.com\b. Richard Nowell (talk) 06:56, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is a false positive, was blocked due to spamming [1], this is getting caught in the regex. Perhaps it would be best just to whitelist the manning and mannning website? (talk) 15:43, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for your help. If you can fix it so the Manning and Manning website is free from being blocked by whatever means that would be good. It seems unlikely that they will start a major spamming campaign.Richard Nowell (talk) 07:27, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Proposed merger of SpamBlacklist and AbuseFilter[edit]

Please comment at phab:T337431. Suffusion of Yellow (talk) 19:19, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Troubleshooting and problems[edit]