MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist

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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. All additions and removals are also logged.

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 - 978885312 after you have closed the request. See here for more info on logging.
snippet for logging: {{/request|978885312#section_name}}
snippet for logging of WikiProject Spam items: {{WPSPAM|978885312#section_name}}

Proposed additions[edit]

Anime pirates / malware sites[edit]

I noticed a relatively high number of similar spam additions to the recently created KissAnime article, all of which seem to try to abuse Wikipedia to for some link rankings or worse. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 06:14, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

@Piotrus: Defer to Global blacklist, cross-wiki problem. --Dirk Beetstra T C 06:53, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
@Piotrus: Handled on meta. --Dirk Beetstra T C 06:55, 14 September 2020 (UTC)


See [4]

Please blacklist. -KH-1 (talk) 01:18, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

@KH-1: plus Added to blacklist. OhNoitsJamie Talk 13:10, 11 September 2020 (UTC)[edit]

Spammed first by new accounts, now by different IPs in different health-related articles. E.g. page Health benefit [5], [6], [7]; page Heart Attack [8], [9]. NJD-DE (talk) 10:56, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

@Njd-de: Handled on meta. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:03, 13 September 2020 (UTC)


See [10]

Please blacklist.-KH-1 (talk) 10:37, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

@KH-1: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Guy (help! - typo?) 10:42, 14 September 2020 (UTC)[edit]

Latest site being spammed on Allama Iqbal Open University. Both users are spamming other sites on other articles, but they intersected here where there is a slow but steady spam effort. Ravensfire (talk) 19:25, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

Defer to Global blacklist, cross-wiki problem (some already listed, here tracked to see that this continued after blacklisting). --Dirk Beetstra T C 11:30, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
Beetstra, thanks! I'll get these requested on meta later today, filtering out any that are already handled there. Ravensfire (talk) 14:15, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Proposed removals[edit][edit] Linksearch en (https) (insource) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.comAlexa

Hi Can you pls remove cuetracker from blacklist? Seams I cant use this? It is the biggest Snooker Database and its nearly in all articles about Snooker??

Thank you Sandra617 (talk) 01:29, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

 Declined Defer to Whitelist, same reasons as this request from last month. OhNoitsJamie Talk 04:23, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

Logging / COIBot Instructions[edit]

Blacklist logging

Full instructions for admins

Quick reference

For Spam reports or requests originating from this page, use template {{/request|0#section_name}}

  • {{/request|213416274#Section_name}}
  • Insert the oldid 213416274 a hash "#" and the Section_name (Underscoring_spaces_where_applicable):
  • Use within the entry log here.

For Spam reports or requests originating from Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Spam use template {{WPSPAM|0#section_name}}

  • {{WPSPAM|182725895#Section_name}}
  • Insert the oldid 182725895 a hash "#" and the Section_name (Underscoring_spaces_where_applicable):
  • Use within the entry log here.
Note: If you do not log your entries, it may be removed if someone appeals the entry and no valid reasons can be found.

Addition to the COIBot reports

The lower list in the COIBot reports now have after each link four numbers between brackets (e.g. " (0, 0, 0, 0)"):

  1. first number, how many links did this user add (is the same after each link)
  2. second number, how many times did this link get added to wikipedia (for as far as the linkwatcher database goes back)
  3. third number, how many times did this user add this link
  4. fourth number, to how many different wikipedia did this user add this link.

If the third number or the fourth number are high with respect to the first or the second, then that means that the user has at least a preference for using that link. Be careful with other statistics from these numbers (e.g. good user who adds a lot of links). If there are more statistics that would be useful, please notify me, and I will have a look if I can get the info out of the database and report it. This data is available in real-time on IRC.

Poking COIBot

When adding {{LinkSummary}}, {{UserSummary}} and/or {{IPSummary}} templates to WT:WPSPAM, WT:SBL, WT:SWL and User:COIBot/Poke (the latter for privileged editors) COIBot will generate linkreports for the domains, and userreports for users and IPs.