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The associated page is used in conjunction with the Mediawiki SpamBlacklist extension, and lists strings of text that override Meta's blacklist and the local spam-blacklist. Any administrator can edit the spam whitelist. Please post comments to the appropriate section below: Proposed additions (web pages to unblock), Proposed removals (sites to reblock), or Troubleshooting and problems; read the messageboxes at the top of each section for an explanation. See also MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist.

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Notice to everyone about our Reliable sources and External links noticeboards[edit]

If you have a source that you would like to add to the spam-whitelist, but you are uncertain that it meets Wikipedia's guideline on reliability, please ask for opinions on the Reliable sources noticeboard, to confirm that it does meet that guideline, before submitting your whitelisting request here. In your request, link to the confirming discussion on that noticeboard.

Likewise, if you have an external link that you are uncertain meets Wikipedia's guideline on external links, please get confirmation on the External links noticeboard before submitting your whitelisting request here.

If your whitelist request falls under one of these two categories, the admins will be more willing to have the source whitelisted if you can achieve consensus at one of the above noticeboards.

Proposed additions to Whitelist (web pages to unblock)[edit]


www.scriptureearth.org/00i-Scripture_Index.php?sortby=lang&name=emp&ROD_Code=00000#[edit]

scriptureearth.org: Linksearch en - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C Cross-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • Meta: SRB-XWiki - COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchVeinor pagesmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaOnSameHost.comWhosOnMyServer.com

I'm working on the page for the Emberá people, in which I mention the bible translation into the Emberá language. In addition to citing the publication directly, I use this website as a gateway to sources of information about it, including sample readings.--Sublimesam (talk) 15:27, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Unlikely Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Emberá People was the article you were working on (I fixed the syntax so the link would work). I see it went live at Emberá people on 13 December 2013. Congratulations! But sorry, Wikipedia is not intended to be a means of sending visitors to your "gateway to sources of information about it". I believe your request will be denied. Wbm1058 (talk) 00:03, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
  • I might be able to go for this actually. Would need explanation on how it is outside WP:ELNO item 1 though. Stifle (talk) 13:55, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
  • OK, I'll review this one further. scriptureearth.org was globally blacklisted at 02:31, 29 October 2009, per a Wikipedia:WikiProject Spam/LinkReports/scriptureearth.org report last updated on that date. It's easy to see the issue. An editor was deemed to be spamming many category:languages articles with links to a site which had Bible translations into all of the linked languages, e.g., see this diff, which was reverted four days later. Then in February 2010, this information was added by the same editor, just without an external link this time. That was allowed to stand, as today Mazatecan languages has a section #Media that still mentions that the New Testament is available on that website, but without the link to it. Meanwhile there is also a link to a Bible translation on Jehovah's Witnesses' site, albeit a dead-but-likely fixable-link, leading one to ask why if links to the Scripture Earth website owned by Wycliffe Canada are not acceptable, links to the JW site are. A look at the http://www.jw.org/en/publications/ drop-down menu shows that there is the potential for "spamming" a lot of our languages articles with links to Jehovah's Witnesses' interpretation of the Bible. And of course we would not want to be seen discriminating against other religions, so if we let one holy book translation onto languages articles then we probably should allow them all. I'm not sure I see the case for selective whitelisting here; I doubt that the Bible is the only book ever published in this language. I think either we allow this practice globally, or we don't allow it at all. We have an entire area of the encyclopedia that covers this – see List of Bible translations by language. Note that that article has just one external link:
    • WorldBibles.org lists over 14,000 internet links to Bibles, New Testaments and portions in over four thousand languages.
I just don't see it, but "Any site that does not provide a unique resource beyond what the article would contain if it became a featured article" is a little unclear to me too. Wbm1058 (talk) 22:19, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

dot.tk[edit]

dot.tk: Linksearch en - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C Cross-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • Meta: SRB-XWiki - COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchVeinor pagesmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaOnSameHost.comWhosOnMyServer.com

This is an appropriate link in the articles Tokelau and .tk, as revenue from the domain forms a significant part of the Tokelauan economy. I have no problem with it being blacklisted on all other articles. It may be sufficient to whitelist only www.dot.tk/en/doc_tcfree_v360.pdf (the terms and conditions document) for Tokelau, but both this and the base url are needed for .tk.-gadfium 00:48, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Please see /Common requests - we need a index.htm or about page (I prefer not to use the pdf as the landing page, that may be a bit too much, though if you need it as a reference, then we add that as well). Thanks. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:40, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
www.dot.tk in general should be whitelisted as it is run by a government entity. The landing page is a place users can register, the PDF and other links as noted in the .tk page are of use to potential users as well as casual users. Furthermore, it should be argued that .tk in general should not be globally blacklisted as it is a valid normal TLD and it is discouraging to potential users to have it blanket-blacklisted rather than building a more appropriate blacklist of offending links. 198.164.211.229 (talk) 20:49, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
I don't think it belongs on Tokelau (reading up; this is not the official website of Tokelau!), it may belong indeed on .tk (it is the official homepage of the domain). Indeed considering \dot\.tk$.
No, .tk should be blacklisted, since really the far, far majority of their sites are 'redirect' sites (in different forms). There is generally only very little information really hosted on sites on .tk, and what there is is then often also of very limited use (one page on one wiki). It are often the not too notable subjects that get their own .tk and often those subjects have those pages 'redirected' to their free webspace server www.blah.com/user/web/<subjectname> (for which they want an 'own' url), and even if they do host their material completely on .tk, the reason that they don't get their own .com (or whatever tld) is that they are small and don't want to spend all that money for registration. Wikimedia would not use a .tk either, they buy wikimedia.org. Blacklisting the offending links is a solution, but we keep running after the (albeit sometimmes good-faith, sometimes good-faith but unintentionally promoting, sometimes maliciously spamming) editors cleaning up their material. Whitelisting is more efficient, and it seems we don't have any .tk whitelisted (suggesting that the rules only catch very few really needed cases). --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:20, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
Regardless of whether .tk as a whole should be blacklisted, any of the current links on the .tk article are legit and should be whitelisted. The current situation on that article is downright ridiculous. JulianFT (talk) 22:18, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Agreed, the .tk article is currently complaining about it's own registrar. Maybe not .tk, but the actual website www.dot.tk should probably be whitelisted. Anish7 (talk) 21:43, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
As remarked earlier, please see /Common requests: please give an index.htm or about-page. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:06, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

tanners-wines.co.uk/[edit]

This site was blacklisted in February 2008 when it was hacked. However it is now safe and well maintained. There is a wikipedia page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanners_(company) which from a usability perspective would benefit from a link to the actual Tanners site. Having requested that the site be removed from the blacklist it was suggested by User:Beetstra that I apply for the whitelisting of an about page- thusly I request that the page tanners- wines.co.uk/tanners-story be whitelisted. CCarson789 (talk) 16:04, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Hacked? No, it was spammed. That is something completely different, it may have been hacked, but I don't see that as the reason why it was blacklisted.
I get to www.tanners-wines.co.uk/tanners-story, tanners-wines.co.uk/tanners-story seems to redirect to the top level. I'll leave this up for a second opinion. --Dirk Beetstra T C 16:16, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your consideration. Has there been any news on the second opinion? User:Beetstra CCarson789 (talk) 10:20, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

When I go to www.tanners-wines.co.uk/tanners-story it doesn't redirect to the top. I would like to know what Beetstra is seeing before we make a decision here. If it's now working fine for other admins, I have no objection to whitelisting www.tanners-wines.co.uk/tanners-story. ~Amatulić (talk) 20:51, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

www.examiner.com/review/clinton-heylin-pores-through-springsteen-discog-e-street-shuffle[edit]

I would like to whitelist this review of Clinton Heylin's book on Bruce Springsteen, to add as a cite to the Heylin article. I believe Peter Roche is a widely published journalist and reviewer, so his review of Heylin's book is not spam. Thanks, Mick gold (talk) 00:38, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Is there any reason we can't find reviews from reliable sources that aren't blacklisted? Niteshift36 (talk) 17:42, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
Not all reviews are of equal merit. Roche's review is knowledgeable and has informed discussions about Springsteen's recording history. Why is it not valid as comment on Heylin's book? Mick gold (talk) 12:21, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
The key is in the 'reviews from reliable sources' - examiner.com reviews do not have editorial overview, and hence not necessarily reliable. If there are sources from reliable sources, those other ones are preferable. And this type of information simply looks like information that is available from other, reliable sources. --Dirk Beetstra T C 12:27, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Says who? Int21h (talk) 06:54, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
What part? Examiner itself clearly tells that they do not review what is published there, and Google shows many reviews of the book besides examiner.com. People just publish their reviews on examiner.com for one reason - to earn money with it. If that same information is available elsewhere (on sites that do not have this problem of earning money for the writer, or are of equal or even better general reliability), then those other sources are preferable. Is the specific information from the review on examiner.com so unique that it can not be sourced elsewhere? --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:05, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

business-review\.com\b[edit]

http://www.pharmaceutical-business-review.com/companies/gentiva_health_services_inc

This page offers summarized information on Gentiva Health Services. I see nothing wrong with the page. It offers news and updates from the pharmaceutical industry. The site focuses on prescription drugs Theses updates include new drug research, new regulations, company news, industry news. The site offers information regarding industry regulations. There are pages on medical devices, packing regulations, inward investments, medical automation advancements, research, service and clinical trials, drug rules, news, and regulations, as well as a page on drug production and manufacturing. I read the above mention of the page, but still believe the information to be helpful at least as a starting place for more research. For these reasons, I request that all http://www.pharmaceutical-business-review.com/ Pharmaceutical Business Review pages, (pages categorized as business-review\.com\b), and all related pages are white listed. Thanks! Aeroplanepics0112 (talk) 16:36, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

dzone.com versus bdzone.com[edit]

I can guess why bdzone.com has been blacklisted, but dzone.com is a website about software development. Currently the blacklist doesn't properly distinguish them. Loren Rosen (talk) 00:32, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

nasty bot - www.andtan.newmail.ru/list/[edit]

What is wrong with:

  • www.andtan.newmail.ru/list/

It should not be kicking up problems on article pages for busy people who have plenty of other things to do to try to deal with, chaee down wrong paths, etc. Fix the bot or at least get this site off the blacklist. What a pain in the butt this bot crud is. P0M (talk) 06:39, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

The bot perfectly pointed you to the right place, and has rightfully shown you that there is a link that is in use that is blacklisted. As links are generally blacklisted because they were abused, can you tell us why you think that this link should be whitelsited? Thanks. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:07, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
This is globally blacklisted due to newmail.ru; see m:Talk:Spam_blacklist/Archives/2011-01#newmail.ru. I would suggest to locally whitelist the specific link. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:12, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
I checked the site. It has no spam and it didn't do anything to my Macintosh computer. P0M (talk) 12:20, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
I can't reproduce the problem but I went from the article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linyphiidae to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Cyberpower678/spam-exception.js
It was very late at night after about a week trying to deal with a recalcitrant editor disrupting another page, so I do not remember which link or series of links led to that page. Evidently it is working o.k. now. Even so, the template for that bot's announcement might be improved. When I looked at it now all I could think to do was to try each link. None of them lead here, by the way, at least not directly. Hopefully I will never have to deal with this stuff again. P0M (talk) 12:34, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
The link left on the page is to Template:Blacklisted-links - which explains you which actions to take, with a preference to ask for whitelisting, but alternatively de-blacklisting. I think that is a better solution than sending people directly to the whitelist, because, maybe, de-blacklisting is a better solution.
This is not about the site containing spam, this is about the site being spammed/abused/pushed, which happened for newmail.ru. The site in question indeed looks fine, hence my suggestion to whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 12:42, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

homelesshub.ca/[edit]

I do not understand why I am unable to use this very importance, Toronto's York university-based source for related articles on homelessness in Canada, poverty in Canada, affordability of housing in Canada. Stephen Gaetz, Alex Himelfarb are acclaimed academics in Canada in these areas. Those who receive SSHRC grants are acknowledged in the academic community. They are on the Board of Canada's equivalent of the National Alliance to End Homelessness.oceanflynn 16:27, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

preposterousuniverse.com[edit]

preposterousuniverse.com: Linksearch en - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C Cross-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • Meta: SRB-XWiki - COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchVeinor pagesmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaOnSameHost.comWhosOnMyServer.com

Links to add:

  • preposterousuniverse.com/
  • preposterousuniverse.com/eternitytohere/
  • preposterousuniverse.com/naturalism2012/
  • preposterousuniverse.com/particle/
  • preposterousuniverse.com/teaching/moments04/
  • preposterousuniverse.com/writings/nd-paper/

Used on page:

preposterousuniverse.com is Sean M. Carroll's personal site, and the blacklisted links notice at the top of his Wikipedia article caused him to post at Cyberpower678's talk page about it. The site seems obviously appropriate to link to from his article, as it can be used as a primary source for statements by him etc., as well as for the link to his official site. However, according to the edit summary from when the site was blacklisted, it was being used by multiple spambots. So whitelisting is probably the best way to go about this. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:30, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

thewebminer.com[edit]

  • The website should be whitelisted because contains free data analysis tools in "tools" section that are relevant for articles like Data analysis, Data clustering, Data scraping and other articles related to statistics. Also it's a relevant source of data for statistics. There are some free data sets in "Download" section.

Link to add:

Ady1689 (talk) 13:32, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

We're not going to whitelist the whole site; that is the same as removing it from the blacklist, (which as you know as the petitioner, was already declined). Notice that most (if not all) approve requests here state which specific link is to be whitelisted and for what purpose. OhNoitsJamie Talk 00:44, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

thewebminer.com/tools: Linksearch en - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C Cross-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • Meta: SRB-XWiki - COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchVeinor pagesmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaOnSameHost.comWhosOnMyServer.com You can whitelist url thewebminer.com/tools ? --78.97.94.140 (talk) 16:43, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

No, but you can stop wasting your time on these noticeboards. OhNoitsJamie Talk 19:59, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
If the /tools path is common to all the links that got the site blacklisted in the first place, then I agree, the answer is no.
You need to propose a specific link for use in a specific article, and explain why having that link adds value to the article. So far, you have not done this. ~Amatulić (talk) 20:13, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

dubaimetro.eu[edit]

dubaimetro.eu: Linksearch en - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C Cross-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • Meta: SRB-XWiki - COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchVeinor pagesmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaOnSameHost.comWhosOnMyServer.com

The website should be whitelisted because it is the official website of Dubai Metro, and I will be using it to cite some references in Dubai Metro articles. Epicgenius (talk) 14:20, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

We don't white-list entire websites here. If you want to de-list the site from the blacklist, the place to request it is at MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist. Also using a WP:PRIMARYSOURCE as a reference is not desirable in articles. If you have a specific page on that site to propose as a reference, we can consider it, but not the whole site. ~Amatulić (talk) 20:16, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

cbronline[edit]

cbronline.com: Linksearch en - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C Cross-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • Meta: SRB-XWiki - COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchVeinor pagesmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaOnSameHost.comWhosOnMyServer.com

All entries removed in this edit to RS/6000. All are RS and the only sources for that info presently on the page; no evidence they were added as spam. List of links:

  • www.cbronline.com/news/ibm_ready_to_ship_tadpoles_powerpc_book
  • www.cbronline.com/news/ibm_joins_workstation_price_war_with_4000_rs6000_m20
  • www.cbronline.com/news/rs6000_offers_32_bit_kickers_nc_support_no_re_branding
  • www.cbronline.com/news/ibms_bonuspak_for_os390_provides_set_of_internet_tools_full_protection_from_the_year_2000
  • www.cbronline.com/news/ibm_aix_launch_more_waffle_than_hard_facts

The above were initially added by User:Rilak some 5 years ago. Someone not using his real name (talk) 17:13, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Also I'd like three entries on a different page (NEC V60) to be whitelisted

  • www.cbronline.com/news/nec_launches_v80_answer_to_intels_80486
  • www.cbronline.com/news/digital_research_launches_flexos_286_real_time_manufacturing_operating_system
  • www.cbronline.com/news/nec_may_have_the_edge_with_its_930000_transistor_v80_answer_to_intels_80486 (this is liked through a google cached version)

I've added the last three because no online alternatives could be found to cite these facts. Someone not using his real name (talk) 14:59, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Another existing link in Locus Computing Corporation:

  • www.cbronline.com/news/ibm_taps_locus_for_key_aux_unix_features_tcf_file_system

Sole reference for some facts. Someone not using his real name (talk) 15:19, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

In VAXstation, a similar situation exists with RS/6000 (page almost entirely written by User:Rilak), with several CBR news pieces being the sole references for the introduction dates of various models etc. Links:

  • www.cbronline.com/news/dec_claims_wipeout_for_sun4_with_3100_europe_will_have_its_own_ms_dos_machines
  • www.cbronline.com/news/dec_creates_workstation_animators_designers_crave_with_87700_vaxstation_8000
  • www.cbronline.com/news/dec_stresses_applications_portability_better_price_performance_than_risc_with_new_vaxes
  • www.cbronline.com/news/dec_vax_model_60_price_announcements
  • www.cbronline.com/news/three_microvax_iis_support_8250_in_dec_vaxstation_8000

No evidence these were added as spam. Someone not using his real name (talk) 15:22, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

In Altos Computer Systems

  • www.cbronline.com/news/acer_finally_unifies_altos_computer_systemslines_with_its_own_creating_the_aceraltos_series

Could not find another online source for this fact. Someone not using his real name (talk) 15:38, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

In HP 9000, the following links are used as inline citations in some confusing style (just the title given inline, then the links given in the ref section). The problem can't be fixed until the following are whitelisted:

  • www.cbronline.com/news/adds_new_workstations_industrial_unix_packages
  • www.cbronline.com/news/hewlett_has_first_vme_single_board_risc_computer
  • www.cbronline.com/news/hewlett_packards_gecko_line_due_later_this_month_to_feature_precision_architecture_risc_7100lc_1
  • www.cbronline.com/news/hewlett_packard_71260_station_offers_stunning_spec_for_4000
  • www.cbronline.com/news/hewlett_packard_adds_742rt_hp_rt_operating_system_hard_hat_700s
  • www.cbronline.com/news/hewlett_packard_adds_board_level_hp9000_742i
  • www.cbronline.com/news/hewlett_packard_announcements_8
  • www.cbronline.com/news/hewlett_packard_fortifies_its_unix_mid_range
  • www.cbronline.com/news/hewlett_packard_fuels_drive_to_low_end_unix_invades_suns_commercial_ground_1
  • www.cbronline.com/news/hewlett_packard_unleashes_its_rs6000_killers
  • www.cbronline.com/news/hewlett_packard_unveils_d_class_general_purpose_servers_to_replace_the_e_class_models
  • www.cbronline.com/news/hp_launches_commercial_pa_8000_lines
  • www.cbronline.com/news/hp_launches_mid_range_9000_with_1mb_of_cache_memory
  • www.cbronline.com/news/hp_overhauls_its_low_end_unix_servers_with_the_pa_7300lc_1
  • www.cbronline.com/news/mpower_multimedia_software_accompanies_new_hp_9000_700s

The HP 9000 page/citations are also mostly the work of User:Rilak. Someone not using his real name (talk) 15:45, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

In UNIX System V, the following is cited with a commented out link:

  • www.cbronline.com/news/unix_international_reviews_the_unix_system_v4_story_so_far

There's also an off-line book cited for the same fact, but verification is a bit more difficult that way. Someone not using his real name (talk) 15:53, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Admin: I created a copy-paste-able list of these over at User:Qwertyus/cbr-whitelist. I omitted the last link because it's already in the whitelist. QVVERTYVS (hm?) 17:28, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

smashinginterviews.com/interviews/musicians/gary-wright-interview-the-dream-weaver-gets-connected-tours-with-ringo-starr[edit]

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  • This page will be very useful for Gary Wright, Footprint and "Dream Weaver". Specifically, the interview contains Wright's explanation on the message behind his biggest hit, "Dream Weaver"; and, while offering valuable insight into his friendship with George Harrison, he gives details about a song he and Harrison wrote in 1971, ‘To Discover Yourself’. I've not read Wright discussing "Dream Weaver" in these terms (even in mid 1970s articles available on Rock's Backpages). And although mention of their collaboration "To Discover Yourself" is made at sites such as vintage rock.com, I've not seen such background on that song's creation before. Wright's replies regarding his pioneering use of the portable keyboard (particularly mentions of Edgar Winter's “Frankenstein”, the Arp 2600 keyboard, and Minimoog and Oberheim synthesizers) would all be great to include. The same with mention of him starring in Fanny on Broadway in 1954, with a pre-Brady Bunch Florence Henderson – details that are currently unsourced in the Gary Wright article. Thanks, JG66 (talk) 15:22, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
The owners of smashinginterviews were found to have engaged in some bad behavior (spamming) back in 2010. As late as 2012, this similar request was declined. However, it's four years since the last instance of bad behavior that I can see. Perhaps the site itself should still be blacklisted, to prevent a repeat of 2010's behavior... but when an established and prolific content creator finds useful information on a specific page that isn't accessible elsewhere (as seems to be the case here), I'd be inclined to whitelist that specific page. If the site owners decide to spam that link in multiple pages where it isn't useful, then perhaps it could be revoked, but that really doesn't seem likely with an interview as specific as this one. Quadell (talk) 15:51, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

examiner.com/article/shatner-is-a-ladykiller-director-william-gref-on-impulse-1974[edit]

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I just want to use it for Impulse (1974 film). --George Ho (talk) 08:52, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

AVFM notable author articles[edit]

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This was blacklisted in the past (discussion about this present on the AVFM article's talk) because some random IPs were spamming links to it. The official representatives of the site have clarified that they had no part in this and would ban such people from their site if they knew of them, but nonetheless the blacklisting remains.

I would like to propose the selective whitelisting of notable authors (who have Wikipedia articles) who contribute articles there, so that these articles can be cited as sources on their individual articles, and possible elsewhere. I will link their names, their home author pages, and also the individual article pages I am hoping could be added to the whitelist.

Warren Farrell at avoiceformen.com/author/warren-farrell

  • avoiceformen.com/education/equity-without-equity-universities-love-hate-relationship-with-men/ published 25 September 2013

Erin Pizzey at avoiceformen.com/author/erin-pizzey

  • avoiceformen.com/a-voice-for-men/from-avfm-editor-at-large-erin-pizzey/ published 1 January 2013
  • avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-lies-feminism/mens-human-rights-supposed-hate-speech/ published 6 August 2013

Even if the other pages by other authors not notable enough for Wikipedia articles remain blacklisted, I don't see why these ones should be. If we look into the circumstances surrounding the original blacklisting, I would question the specific pages linked to and whether they were actually by any of these 4. If they were by others besides them, then I see no reason why these notable works should remain black if the site was blackened due to the linking of different contributors. These are all new articles and the spam vandalism predates their publication, so I am confident they were not the ones used by the ones who provoked the blacklisting.

Two other notables have also been interviewed in other articles on the site:

Miles Groth:

  • avoiceformen.com/allbulletins/conversation-with-dr-miles-groth-on-the-need-for-male-studies/ published 27 January 2014

Helen Smith (psychologist):

  • avoiceformen.com/men/mens-issues/dr-helen-smith-erin-pizzey-dean-esmay/

Personally I think rather than blacklisting the whole site, if particular pages have been spammed, it should be possible to blacklist JUST those pages, taken up as individual issues. Keeping in mind that people opposed to an article may spam it to get it blocked, as opposed to someone in support of it spamming it to get it noticed. It doesn't seem right to do the whole site considering that. If someone were spamming a link to unrelated NYT articles I doubt we'd block the NYT site or even those individual articles, and instead take it up with the spammer. Ranze (talk) 19:36, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

There is no need to add a link to the author representative page on avoiceformen.com (we do not link all web presences for a subject, see WP:ELOFFICIAL). If there is need for using the other documents as a reference, that should be explained why this reference is needed for which article. Just listing/linking the article because the subject wrote it is also not a reason to add it to a page is also against our core policies and guidelines. Moreover, we are not going to whitelist without good reason why it needs to be used, it really needs to add value.
It is likely often futile (this may be one of the few examples where it may be a case) to blacklist just the one page that was spammed (we do that for specific links on YouTube sometimes). --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:47, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Examiner.com[edit]

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I'm proposing the whitelisting solely for use in the article about Examiner.com to link to the site. I strongly support maintaining the site on the blacklist for most purposes, but it should be linked in the article about the topic. Whitelisting this wouldn't benefit a specific person. We normally link to a company website in articles about them and this shouldn't be different. Request specific link examiner.com to be whitelisted for the article Examiner.com Niteshift36 (talk) 19:28, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Symbol declined.svg Declined. We can't white-list the domain name. We need an actual path to an actual page on that site. Besides, the link to www.examiner.com is already available in the infobox of the Examiner.com article. ~Amatulić (talk) 20:31, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
  • It is in the infobox and an annoying bot keeps tagging the article for using it. How about examiner.com/about Niteshift36 (talk) 22:34, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Nowpublic.com[edit]

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I'm proposing the whitelisting solely for use in the article about nowpublic.com to link to the site. I strongly support maintaining the site on the blacklist for most purposes, but it should be linked in the article about the topic. Whitelisting this wouldn't benefit a specific person. We normally link to a company website in articles about them and this shouldn't be different. Requesting that the specific link nowpublic.com be whitelisted for the article NowPublic. Niteshift36 (talk) 19:30, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Symbol declined.svg Declined for the same reason as your request above is declined. Furthermore, for technical reasons, the whitelist and blacklist can't restrict a link so it can be used only in one article. ~Amatulić (talk) 20:32, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
See above. Now the url nowpublic.com redirects to the examiner one. Niteshift36 (talk) 22:35, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

www.examiner.com/Terms_of_Use.html[edit]

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For use in the Examiner.com article in order to include a reference citing the examiner.com's Terms of Use. Mojoworker (talk) 21:43, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

How many weeks does it take for these whitelisting requests to be resolved? Do we need more admins? Mojoworker (talk) 18:56, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Wondershare Software[edit]

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I am creating an article on Wondershare Software that can be viewed in my user space (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:CNMall41/Wondershare_Software). When putting the website address in the information box, I was notified that the domain was on the blacklist. The purpose of placing the domain in the information box was to be in conformity with similar articles and also for readers to have a link to the actual site. I made the request to remove the domain at the global blacklist and was advised that I should come here and see if it was possible to whitelist the homepage of the website just for the information box. The request that I made was here. It appears that the domain was originally blacklisted along with numerous others during an investigation of someone using multiple accounts to spam links. I am not sure if this was on English Wikipedia or others or both. Just seeing if the homepage or the about page of the website can be whitelisted for the purpose of including it in the article. Please let me know what additional information is needed, if any, to complete this request. Thanks. --CNMall41 (talk) 03:39, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Could you provide the address of the about page, is it wondershare.com/about? --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:26, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Great question. I looked at the site closer and cannot find one. It looks like there is the homepage and then product pages. --CNMall41 (talk) 02:19, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

bimeanalytics.com[edit]

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pickeringchatto.com[edit]

This is the website of a reputable academic publisher whose notability has recently been re-established on its Wikipedia stub. The stub would benefit from the inclusion of this url in the company information box - because the url will provide an easy way of definitively verifying key information about the company, such as the location of its headquarters in Bloomsbury, London and the publication types it specialises in. Drguybh (talk) 14:07, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

This site is part of the long-term abuse by Agora Publishing (who got most of their sites blacklisted, but are still active on Wikipedia promoting their business; see www.agora-inc.com/a-message-from-the-president and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam/2013 Archive Nov 1#Agora Publishing spam on Wikipedia - 2). I would therefore strongly suggest to whitelist an about-page only. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:21, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Noting that this article was AfCd by an account with only 5 edits, similar MO as some accounts in Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam/2013 Archive Nov 1#Agora Publishing spam on Wikipedia - 2. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:32, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

It is true that this site has been abused in the past but this does not alter the fact that the subject is notable and that the article would be improved by the addition of the url for the reasons given above. The suggestion to whitelist only the 'contact' page seems to be the most reasonable compromise, taking account of both these facts. Drguybh (talk) 12:09, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Note: like user:Tomboulton5, and the IP users User:31.54.172.142 and user:81.152.128.193, also user:Drguybh is only editing on the subject Pickering & Chatto Publishers, having created User:Drguybh/Pickering & Chatto Publishers with exactly the same text as the current article in mainspace (internal copyvio?). --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:12, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

I am having a hard time understanding the suspicion surrounding this topic. There are explanations for all the facts pointed out above. I am only editing the page mentioned because, as is evident from the content of my few edits, it is a subject I know about. Everyone has to start somewhere and there is a limited amount of time I can devote to editing Wikipedia. I have deleted the draft version of the page in my user space in case it violates policies. For the record, I am not an employee of any publishing company. If I were, is it likely that I would be devoting my Sunday to spamming Wikipedia on their behalf? In any case the above points are distinctly ad hominem. The subject is still demonstrably notable and the article would still be improved by inclusion of a link to the publisher's contact page. No one above has suggested otherwise or provided an argument against whitelisting a restricted portion (at least) of the publisher's url. Drguybh (talk) 13:44, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

I am only having concerns, Drguybh. The company, Agora Inc., which is related to Pickering & Chatto, has shown in the past a very aggressive form of spamming on Wikipedia, and seen related cases earlier, they are known to be still actively spamming Wikipedia, using accounts which are only used to edit one specific subject. That makes me concerned with any 'Single-Purpose' accounts related to their subjects, hence my notes.
Also I have not objected against whitelisting, see my suggestion above. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:26, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for clarifying, user:Beetstra. I understand your concerns and agree with the above suggestion. Drguybh (talk) 10:35, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

losthorizons.com[edit]

The website is full of useful information about the U.S. Income Tax. The URL I specify below contains the cover page and page 98 of the court transcript referred to in the last paragraph of the article on Victoria_A._Roberts. The full document is not yet available on the Internet.

Articles that would benefit from the removal of losthorizons.com from the blacklist include every article on the application of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, including Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Internal Revenue Code.

Articles that would benefit from the addition of the link below include Victoria A. Roberts, Subornation of perjury, Title 18 of the United States Code, and Nancy Garlock Edmunds. There are likely many others where the contention between judge's orders and standing law is discussed.

The specific link to the page I'm requesting be added is losthorizons.com/Newsletter/CriminalAssault/DoreenJuryInstructions.pdf

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  • Lost Horizons seems like a highly unreliable source pushing a incoherent conspiracy theory about the US tax code. It seems best that it stay blacklisted.—Neil P. Quinn (talk) 17:01, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

google.com/cse/ and all pages whose url begins with it[edit]

google.com: Linksearch en - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C Cross-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • Meta: SRB-XWiki - COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchVeinor pagesmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaOnSameHost.comWhosOnMyServer.com I was pointed here after making what was apparently a misplaced request for removal from the blacklist. It seems all links to Custom Search Engines on Google were blacklisted for some reason. However, I have created two of these that I hope to turn into tools here/on Tool Labs/wherever. I can't do that, though, until the following 2 URLs are whitelisted: www.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=003285824986883509686:2wwqv9fcnrk and www.google.com:443/cse/publicurl?cx=003285824986883509686:_shqdwlwdxk

Yes, they were blacklisted for a good reason: they were abused, and they have a high potential for being abused. You should be able to use them on Tool Labs without problem, if you want to use them here the specific links need to be whitelisted. Would you mind disclosing what the tools are for (for the record of the whitelisting)? --Dirk Beetstra T C 06:05, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

army-technology.com[edit]

Army-Technology.com: Linksearch en - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C Cross-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • Meta: SRB-XWiki - COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchVeinor pagesmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaOnSameHost.comWhosOnMyServer.com The site provides excellent information on various projects related to military news, equipment and details from an organised and valid source but seems to have been blacklisted for an unknown reason. In this specific case, the Modern equipment of the British Army page will be greatly benefitted by it as it contains much pertinent information for said equipment and news of its acquirement.

The specific links are the following:

army-technology.com/projects/watchkeeper/

army-technology.com/projects/springer-all-terrain/

army-technology.com/projects/mbt_law/

army-technology.com/contractors/machine_guns/fnherstal/press32.html

army-technology.com/projects/future/

support whitelisting. Blacklisting a huge number of links on a very large number of articles is completely unacceptable without discussion. Dormskirk (talk) 20:24, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
Here are some more useful links:
  • www.army-technology.com/features/feature1616/
  • www.army-technology.com/features/feature1616/feature1616-5.html
Pdfpdf (talk) 00:18, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
On hold. Temporarily de-blacklisted pending further investigation. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:42, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

mining-technology.com[edit]

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  • Many, many article in the subcategories of in Category:Mines (some individual examples below)
  • Lots of articles on my watchilst just came up as showing blacklisted links (which I probably personally added). Mining-technology provides a wealth of information about various mining properties around the world. While there are links directing people to various mining suppliers available on the website (under the companies and products and services sections), the links that are used as references in articles about individual mines. The articles on the website provide information about the history and production rates/processes of many individual mines, and is used in, for example Batu Hijau mine, Kupol Gold Mine‎, and Kiruna Mine‎ (there are many others). I understand that many -technology domains are primarily spam/advertising websites, this one is pretty benign, and does provide a lot of information about a rather niche industry. --kelapstick(bainuu) 12:35, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
    • As an asiede, if there is a way to change it to mining-technology.com/contractors (and subpages of that) it would be fine, as that section is made up mostly of press releases/corporate profiles (which would be better sourced from the individual company websites, if they were deemed notable enough for an article.) --kelapstick(bainuu) 12:44, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support whitelisting. We should not blaclist websites without discussing with the affected Wikiprojects prior any action. Beagel (talk) 20:12, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
  • support whitelisting. Dormskirk (talk) 20:25, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
On hold. Temporarily de-blacklisted pending further investigation. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:42, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

offshore-technology.com/projects/corrib/[edit]

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  • This link is being used in two article Corrib gas project and Geography of Ireland to provide details about the gas finds off the Irish coast. I cannot see a problem with the informational aspects of this website though there are numerous links in other existing articles about different gas and oil fields and related articles to this domain.
  • I can't find any discussion about blacklisting this domain but see that they offer some procurement services for contractors. That may be an issue, but they contain extensive quantities of useful data about offshore oil and gas that does not appear to be available elsewhere. Perhaps whitelisting the informational areas and blacklisting the promotional areas would be a solution if possible.
  • Personally I am only interested in the mention link but others may be more interested in keeping the other link. Some indication why this was blacklisted would also be good. ww2censor (talk) 13:57, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

I changed the refs on Corrib to another reference - I believe as you definitely have a better understanding of the subject may see if they are valid. I was spammed by the CBROnline people, owner of the -technology domains; they have been spamming wiki left and right.

To make things worse, I saw that hydrocarbons-technology.com is linked too... must be from the same spammer family. Legionarius (talk) 17:01, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

I've replaced the rest of these links, so there is now no need to white list. ww2censor (talk) 10:06, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
  • There are more than 130 articles using offshore-technology.com for references. Changing them one-by-one is not a solution, so the site should be de-blacklisted. All this blacklisting had created more harm than this spammer ever has done. Beagel (talk) 20:00, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
  • support whitelisting. Dormskirk (talk) 20:22, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
On hold. Temporarily de-blacklisted pending further investigation. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:42, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

google.com --> a Washington state pdf re: 2014 Oso mudslide[edit]

google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDAQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.leg.wa.gov%2FHistory%2FLegislative%2FDocuments%2FMembersOfLeg2011.pdf&ei=MVk9U9GdAY3gsASTmIHoDA&usg=AFQjCNHBbtuFmUiBmLjK9UIuRmjj6l2_Sw&bvm=bv.63934634,d.cWc|google.com ...

I have removed "google.com" (having earlier removed the "http" bit) from the front of my url because it wouldn't save; in case it saves now (how can one ask for a specific Google link to be whitelisted? or is it completely banned? in which case not say that up top?) ... I resume my specific request:

  • I found no way to "jar loose" a regular web address from this Google address: It took me straight to the pdf from the search result. There is a "leg.wa.gov" source cited by Google (full source: "leg.wa.gov/Legislative/Documents/" which goes to '404 - Page not found' at "wa") on the way to the pdf; repeated searches at leg.wa.gov did not turn up the requested document, State of Washington Members of the Legislature 1889-2011. In short, I can find no other way to access this pdf and cite it other than to use the google.com url.
  • As to the importance of the info: It shows the full legislative service history (district, party, dates) for John Pennington, the FEMA county head at the mudslide. Pennington was quoted memorably a few days ago saying the event was "completely unforeseen" the same day the Seattle Times published an article that "Site has long history of slide problems". Today Mr. Pennington was on NPR Morning Ed. talking about "this is the fastest disaster declaration he's seen in his history of 20 such"+-, ie not a minor character. I'd previously just linked to Ed Orcutt for his legislative history; Orcutt it's said in that Wiki article succeeded him in the House. But the cite for that at Orcutt was a dead link to a blog. So I'm stuck. Party and dates show Pennington was appointed by the GWBush Admin. Bush's first FEMA director was former campaign aide Joe Allbaugh, when Pennington would have been appointed; Allbaugh was succeeded by Katrina-quote-notorious Michael D. Brown. For lots of context. Thanks. Swliv (talk) 14:19, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I've made the edit I wanted here now with this as the footnote:
"State of Washington Members of the Legislature 1889-2011; document accessed as a pdf via a Google search on the title. Retrieved 2014-04-03."
and this as the Edit summary:
"Pennington legislative hist. restored and upgraded with better cite; hed; seeking Wiki approval to link to Google address here"; with "here" linking to this whitelist request and "better cite" referring to my earlier link to the Orcutt article.
I'd still of course rather have a live link to the Google page. Thanks again. Swliv (talk) 14:39, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I presume you read /Common requests. However, you really want a link to http://www.leg.wa.gov/History/Legislative/Documents/MembersOfLeg2011.pdf I presume. No need to increase the page-ranking of the site by using the Google redirect. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:11, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

www.railway-technology.com[edit]

This url is used appropriately in a number of articles on railways; on the three that are on my watchlist I ask that the following urls be whitelisted:

  • www.railway-technology.com/projects/-hitachi-super-express-trains-uk/ used on Intercity Express Programme, adds to the information in the other reference
  • www.railway-technology.com/projects/tyne/ used on British electric multiple units to give background information in the Tyne and Wear Metro
  • www.railway-technology.com/projects/perpignan/ used on LGV Perpignan–Figueres to give background information on that project.

There were two others, but I updated those with new information. Edgepedia (talk) 17:26, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Support. Appropriately used.Dormskirk (talk) 23:01, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
This subject is being discussed at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Trains#Blacklisted website. This looks like a legitimate website to me with useful information. Many articles use it as a reference. I have added links to this before and I'm not a spammer. G-13114 (talk) 22:45, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Support - this is a legitimate source which seems to have been blacklisted in error. Please whitelist as an authentic website. --Jza84 |  Talk  19:44, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support whitelisting. We should not blaclist websites without discussing with the affected Wikiprojects prior any action. Beagel (talk) 20:11, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support whitelisting, would appear to have been blacklisted in error, it is a legitimate website Mo7838 (talk) 00:25, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
On hold. Temporarily de-blacklisted pending further investigation. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:42, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Further legitimate content linked from Stadler_GTW, in the form of www.railway-technology.com/projects/stadler-gtw-articulated-railcars. The text of the R-T page provides detailed information on the GTW family that is not readily available elsewhere. The content is not spammy and, per copyscape, has not been scraped from elsewhere. I'm not familiar with the content of every -technology.com site operated by Kable, but railway-technology was a legitimate site when it opened and it still is. Even if other -technology.com sites are spam-like there is no good reason to forbid R-T. TheOtherEvilTwin (talk) 11:21, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
    • This has nothing to do with the content of the site - this has to do with the owners of the site (Kable/CBROnline) actively spamming Wikipedia with these links. That behaviour is in direct conflict with our core policies and guidelines and with the recently discussed suggested change to the Terms of Use of Wikipedia. That is enough reason to do something against them spamming. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:27, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
  • (Whitelist please) Is there actually any evidence of spamming on this specific domain? I've added references from railway-technology.com on several occasions, and have many railway related wiki-pages on my watch list. I don't recall any occasion on which a link was added to a wikipage from railway-technology.com on a rail related webpage that was not appropriate ie a specific needed inline reference. Most if not all of the warnings I have seen about this site on pages on my watchlist have been about links added by me. It goes without saying that I am not a spammer.83.100.174.82 (talk) 14:09, 17 April 2014 (UTC) (or Prof.Haddock (talk) 14:11, 17 April 2014 (UTC))
  • Comment I think the trains wikiproject members would be more than happy to keep an eye on and report/deal with any spamming from this or any other source (as already happens in my opinion).Prof.Haddock (talk) 14:11, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

www.naval-technology.com[edit]

On hold. Temporarily de-blacklisted pending further investigation. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:42, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

www.roadtraffic-technology.com[edit]

This url is used appropriately in a number of articles on road transport matters. Not sure why it was blacklisted. Dormskirk (talk) 23:01, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Support whitelisting. We should not blaclist websites without discussing with the affected Wikiprojects prior any action. Beagel (talk) 20:10, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
On hold. Temporarily de-blacklisted pending further investigation. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:42, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

www.water-technology.net[edit]

This url is used appropriately in a number of articles on water resevoir matters. Not sure why it was blacklisted. Dormskirk (talk) 23:01, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Support whitelisting. We should not blaclist websites without discussing with the affected Wikiprojects prior any action. Beagel (talk) 20:05, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
On hold. Temporarily de-blacklisted pending further investigation. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:42, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
If this is temporarily de-blacklisted, then why do I see "The following link has triggered a protection filter: water-technology.net" whenI try to save a link to this site? Wbm1058 (talk) 21:27, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
@Beetstra: sorry, you missed this one. notice it's the last line in this diff. Regards, Wbm1058 (talk) 21:35, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
No, I am sorry, I missed 2 from the set, now commented out as well. My apologies. Now truly On hold. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:42, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

www.power-technology.net[edit]

This url provides several unique articles as references for Wiki-pages on electrical power. I see no wiki-offensive content on those urls. The url is owned by Kable, not sure if that is related to CBROnline. TGCP (talk) 19:42, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Bummer, Kable is the "new" CBR, and editors are not named. Whether content is sourced from the wrong places is beyond me, so I guess discussion should continue. Sad to see refs with good content going away because Kable is shady. TGCP (talk) 21:24, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Support that this site should be whitelisted. Dormskirk (talk) 10:12, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
  • support. It should be whitelisted as well as www.power-technology.com. Beagel (talk) 20:03, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
On hold. Temporarily de-blacklisted pending further investigation. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:42, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

www.naval-technology.com/projects/collins/[edit]

naval-technology.com: Linksearch en - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C Cross-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • Meta: SRB-XWiki - COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchVeinor pagesmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaOnSameHost.comWhosOnMyServer.com

Following the recent blanket blacklisting of external links to naval-technology.com and related sites, I would like to request that their page on the Collins-class submarine be added to the whitelist. This would allow the page's use as a reference in the class article (where it is cited at nine points), and in the articles on the six submarines in the class (cited in each article twice). Based on my understanding of the class, I consider the information on this webpage to be reliable. In addition, some of the information in these articles is solely cited to the webpage; I am unable to find any online or dead-tree sources that also publicly publish the information and could be used to replace the source. -- saberwyn 11:13, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

support whitelisting. Dormskirk (talk) 20:27, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
On hold. Temporarily de-blacklisted pending further investigation. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:42, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

www.ship-technology.com/features/feature-the-worlds-10-biggest-ports/[edit]

ship-technology.com: Linksearch en - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C Cross-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • Meta: SRB-XWiki - COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchVeinor pagesmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaOnSameHost.comWhosOnMyServer.com Want to use on Port of Rotterdam as it lists very well the recent tonnage per port and includes a listing of these ports. Could not find any reputable substitute. The website looks reputable. Kind regards, Timelezz (talk) 11:35, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

On hold - temporarily delisted. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:25, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

www.railway-technology.com/features/feature122751[edit]

This link was tagged on the article 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami because the bot matched it to \brailway-technology\.com\b on the local blacklist, an obvious false positive. The site linked to is, indeed, all about rail technology; the specific article goes into much detail about how the rail system in Japan survived the earthquake and tsunami, and is a valuable addition to the article. I'm asking for this specific link to be whitelisted, but it might be a good idea to whitelist the domain as well, if that's feasible. railway-technology.com: Linksearch en - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C Cross-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • Meta: SRB-XWiki - COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchVeinor pagesmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaOnSameHost.comWhosOnMyServer.com - Gorthian (talk) 04:16, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

  • On hold - rules not active at the moment. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:09, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

www.gayot.com/restaurants/wing-lei-las-vegas-nv-89109_4lv050901-09.html[edit]

gayot.com: Linksearch en - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C Cross-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • Meta: SRB-XWiki - COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchVeinor pagesmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaOnSameHost.comWhosOnMyServer.com

Following previous gayot links (1, 2, 3, etc.), I seek to use it in Richard Chen which has information duplicated nowhere else. These discussions ok whitelisting gayot.com links. Richardc020 (talk) 20:00, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Approved requests[edit]

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User Analysis Tool[edit]

@Cyberpower678: You really should be more careful before making changes to your tool. I and the others below are all affected by this "blacklisting". Frecklefoot, Philg88, Diannaa and others affected: Please see User talk:cyberpower678#Edit counter blacklist, and take your issues there, rather than further "spamming" this whitelist page. Thanks, Wbm1058 (talk) 19:35, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

User:Frecklefoot[edit]

I've been blacklisted from the User Analysis Tool (my link) for "excessive use". I may use it a few times a day. Sorry, if that's "excessive", but I'd like access to it again. I promise to reign in my use of it. What's the limit for using it? Thanks. — Frεcklεfσσt | Talk 18:44, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

User:Philg88[edit]

I see that I too have been blacklisted when I tried to run the tool to evaluate a potential RfA candidate. I use the edit counter a lot and I had no idea there was a usage limit. Is there a finite number of queries allowed per day, or some other restriction? Please advise, many thanks. ► Philg88 ◄ talk 19:16, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

User:Diannaa[edit]

I've been blacklisted from the User Analysis Tool (link) for "excessive use". I may have used the tool 5-10 times in the past month, and don't see how this can be construed as excessive! I use this tool in administrative work. Thanks for considering my request. -- Diannaa (talk) 19:21, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Spam blacklisting/whitelisting is unrelated to this external tool. This talk page is only for requests related to the spam blacklist/whitelist. OhNoitsJamie Talk 02:13, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Proposed removals from whitelist (sites to reblock)[edit]

Troubleshooting and problems[edit]

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