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Any admin unfamiliar with this page should probably read this first, thanks
  1. User:XLinkBot generally reverts only new users (users who created an account less than 7 days ago), and IP-users, hence, users which are generally not familiar with our Policies and guidelines. This can be altered by the settings and override and lock lists.
  2. Does the link generally get used in an inappropriate way by unestablished users, but does it not qualify for the meta spam blacklist or the local spam-blacklist since there are documents on the same server that should/could be used as an external link or reference?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 - 620813825 after you have closed the request. See here for more info on logging.

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Contents

Proposed additions[edit]

worldgam3r.com[edit]

Site is spammed into reference sections. After original user worldgam3r was blocked, multiple IPs from the same dynamic range took up the campaign. -- ferret (talk) 17:56, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added through COIBot. You've missed a handful of IPs and possibly one account, please see m:User:COIBot/LinkReports/worldgam3r.com, if it continues, blacklisting may be a good option. --Dirk Beetstra T C 18:03, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

kbcregistration.in, kbcofficial.in, and sonykbcquestions.in[edit]

IP accounts persist in adding the above-noted advertising-laden, unofficial websites. (Although kbcoffial.in claims to be the show's official blog, its WHOIS data, not to mention its rather garish web design, suggests otherwise.) The only official website for the television show I've identified is http://www.sonyliv.com/kbc/. —Psychonaut (talk) 17:27, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Wow, good job. Pretty messy, I see. You've got most of them, though there are more I think. Slight cross-wiki effect (kbcregistration has one addition on w:mr (no clue which language that is).
From COIBot on IRC:
<Beetstra> whoadded kbcofficial.blogspot.com
<COIBot> 12 records; Editors who have added kbcofficial.blogspot.com: Neel12mani (4), XLinkBot (2), West.andrew.g (2), 117.197.68.195 (1), AbhiSuryawanshi (1), 112.110.42.92 (1), 117.197.66.41 (1).
<Beetstra> whoadded kbcofficial.blogspot.in
<COIBot> 31 records; Editors who have added kbcofficial.blogspot.in: Neel12mani (9), West.andrew.g (9), 117.197.66.41 (5), 117.197.69.119 (2), 117.197.71.120 (2), Psychonaut (2), XLinkBot (1), 117.197.79.69 (1).
<Beetstra> whoadded kbcofficial.in
<COIBot> 6 records; Editors who have added kbcofficial.in: 117.197.66.41 (2), Neel12mani (2), 112.110.42.92 (1), XLinkBot (1).
<Beetstra> whoadded sonykbcquestions.in
<COIBot> 6 records; Editors who have added sonykbcquestions.in: 115.118.13.216 (2), West.andrew.g (2), 115.118.26.36 (1), 115.118.15.72 (1).
<Beetstra> whoadded kbcregistration.in
<COIBot> 15 records; Top 10 editors who have added kbcregistration.in: XLinkBot (2), 117.241.24.79 (2), West.andrew.g (2), AbhiSuryawanshi (1), 223.188.197.181 (1), 106.204.177.103 (1), 122.173.119.224 (1), 115.118.13.216 (1), 115.118.15.186 (1), 115.118.26.36 (1).
(Not everyone there needs to be a spammer, some are vandal reverts or other reports. More info can be found in the linkreports on meta (they should refresh now, or just have refreshed).
I've added all three through COIBot (the blogspots are already there). Don't hesitate to report this to the blacklist if they start to ignore XLinkBot. --Dirk Beetstra T C 18:45, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

www.meeja.com.au[edit]

This site has at least one editor here who's a fan and who persistently adds ref links to this site, despite the fact that it's an anonymously-run news-mockery site that appears to be either associated with or run by a fan of Fark. Some of the things that come through this site might be true, but would always need to be sourced to the underlying genuine source mentioned in the article, if the genuine source is indeed mentioned at all. Zad68 03:55, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

various Kink.com domains[edit]

In what I have to presume is compensated linking, someone is adding parameterized URLs for Kink.com sites to various plausibly-relevant pages. Uses various SPA's and open proxy IP address, probably a new one for each edit. Examples:

  • Erotic humiliation[1] [2] [3]. Calling this site a "portal" demonstrates bad faith to me.
  • At the time I write this the External links section of the Kink.com article is entirely parameterized.[4]. This state was restored quickly after being removed.[5]

There may be other Kink.com domains, but these are the ones I found on the Kink.com page. Since Kink.com is itself notable (and these sites may become individually notable), my suggestion would be to ban the domainname.com/* rather than the entire domain. A more conservative option might be to block domainname.com/track/*, but I don't know what other links on those sites might be exploitable. / edg 18:06, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

I've found about 15 IP's adding these, however they mostly seem to be originating from IP range;
The range has only been used disruptively and as spam only range for the past year, I've blocked. The affiliate tracking spam has been going on for quite some time and since there are no other legitimate uses for these domains, so I've blocked those too. See WikiProject Spam report. Cheers.--Hu12 (talk) 19:26, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
That went better than I expected. Thanks! / edg 02:13, 3 February 2013 (UTC)
These are listed at Kink.com as sites they own. I don't know if I found every one:
I've not checked all this list, but SexandSubmission.com is currently linked as a "portal", so this seems to be the same spammer.
For what it's worth, Kink.com's affiliate referral program forbids "spamming".[6] It might be worth reporting this to support@kink.com / edg 03:01, 3 February 2013 (UTC)
I went through them and (as you mentioned), sexandsubmission.com was the only one that seemed to be related to the referral spammer so I've added that one to the blocked lists. --Hu12 (talk) 18:55, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

personalfitnesstests.com[edit]

Spamming from what appears to by a dynamic ip, since Nov '12. --Ronz (talk) 21:22, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

billmoyers.com[edit]

Newly established editor user:Ellisnyc has added links explicitly from this website since 9 April. Beagel (talk) 15:06, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

antlerfarms.com[edit]

Slow edit-warring from ip's since December 2012. The link being added not only isn't a reliable source, it doesn't verify any of the information. The only editor that's responded to the discussions about this does not dispute this. --Ronz (talk) 22:41, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

kentohio.net[edit]

Link constantly re-added by various IP addresses since November 19, 2011. The link itself was discussed during the Kent, Ohio article's FAC process and determined to not fall within the WP:EL guidelines since it is not an official website of the city (it is run by a private individual) and is not a reliable source. It is also commercial in nature. Attempts to contact the IP users directly or via the article talk page have gone unanswered and the article has been semi-protected three times in the past year and a half. No other contributions to the article have been made by the IP users, just re-adding the link to the External links section. --JonRidinger (talk) 19:48, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

pinkangelsmokes.com[edit]

Repeated additions of this - apparently, as I can't check it from a work machine - porn site link by at least 5 IP users I have been able to ID (only other reference I could find in a search was at Talk:Smoking fetishism requesting it be removed from the article in May of this year). User(s) using formatting in a - poorly executed - attempt at deception to masquerade it as a link to a government survey. besiegedtalk 00:46, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

eljamondejabugo.com[edit]

46.27.137.237 was blocked two weeks ago. Now the two other ip's have been adding the link. --Ronz (talk) 15:58, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

46.27.137.237 is back. I've requested another block. --Ronz (talk) 19:53, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

ekhichdi.com[edit]

User exhibits pattern of adding same website – see contribs (edits 13:18, 3 July 2014 & before – afterwards user switched to talk pages & got indef blocked). Also exhibited by 203.201.61.146 and 27.34.253.98. Outside of these edits, I found the website only two other times, added by IPs (59.182.247.79, 122.172.35.71) in 2012. I've gone ahead and removed site since it is not WP:RS. Per Tinaiyer1976 (see Draft:EKhichdi.com) website lets anyone post 'news' and articles. Going to website, it seems to confirm Tinaiyer1976 statement. Thus site should not be allowed as reference or external link on Wikipedia. Thanks, Kirin13 (talk) 01:29, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

27.34.253.98 still active as of 15:23, 20 July 2014. Thanks, Kirin13 (talk) 02:33, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

tvtropes.org[edit]

WP:LINKVIO. From inception through June 2012, TV Tropes used CC BY-SA, much like Wikipedia and Uncyclopedia. But in July 2012, TV Tropes unilaterally switched to the incompatible CC BY-NC-SA license. I'm no lawyer, but it looks like TV Tropes has been distributing the work of its pre-2012 contributors in violation of copyright for the past two years. --Damian Yerrick (talk) 21:21, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm no lawyer either, nor am I aware of ongoing TV Tropes link abuse. Still, I'd like to concur with the request because TV Tropes appears to qualify as a self-published source. --SoledadKabocha (talk) 00:10, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Do we routinely add websites to Xlinkbot merely because they are SPS? VQuakr (talk) 01:21, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm not entirely familiar with that. However, I meant "concur" in roughly the sense of concurring opinions in law: I don't object to the reason given in the original request, but I'm not qualified to evaluate it rigorously and so have no strong opinion either way. I also believe the (un)reliability of the source supports this request, but I don't know which reason holds more weight with experienced Wikipedians. --SoledadKabocha (talk) 04:33, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Even for LINKVIO we do not regularly blacklist (only in extreme cases with reasonable abuse). Also here the question: is there any abuse by editors adding it to Wikipedia? --Dirk Beetstra T C 11:57, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Can't tell if abuse, but there's use. Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)/Archive 114#Replace most citations linking to TV Tropes --Damian Yerrick (talk) 20:34, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Handled additions[edit]

headwaysolar.com[edit]

Continued spamming via dynamic ips.
Previous spam report: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Spam/2011_Archive_Feb_1#headwaysolar.com --Ronz (talk) 16:38, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
This needs to be blacklisted. MER-C 08:48, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to revertlist for now. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:04, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

doridro.com[edit]

This is a site that hosts forums which cater to music piracy, and was most recently added to the article Now That's What I Call Music! 79 (UK series), however it has now been removed. Propose that this site be added to the blacklist for copyright concerns, and it definitely passes WP:ELNEVER.   ArcAngel   (talk) ) 04:36, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

tecdiary.com[edit]

Repeated spamming from 219.93.84.105 (talk · contribs), despite multiple warnings and a block. --Ronz (talk) 14:57, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

cocktaildressshop.com[edit]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Crazynas (talkcontribs)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added via COIBot. --Dirk Beetstra T C 18:26, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

iansomerhalder.us[edit]

Spanish language fansite for Ian Somerhalder, being added by various IPs (dynamic?), so warnings don't help. Thanks. --Ebyabe (talk) 01:41, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Link has been blacklisted globally, see m:Spam_blacklist and m:User:COIBot/XWiki/iansomerhalder.us. This spamming was part of a larger campaign. EdBever (talk) 12:18, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

juegosfb.org[edit]

Spamming of Spanish-language fansite by multiple IPs in the 187.149.0.0/16 subnet. RJaguar3 | u | t 16:56, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

duanelinklater.com[edit]

Identical spam has been added to Cape Spear by various IP addresses since April. Page protection is not appropriate because other IPs make legitimate edits, including reverting the spam. The user has been warned (see User talk:66.206.234.192 and various edit summaries) and individual and range blocks have been tried and work only temporarily. Station1 (talk) 06:42, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

cerebralfrenzy.blogspot.com[edit]

Repeated addition of articles on this blog to articles, nearly always disguised as references. --Biker Biker (talk) 08:10, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

blogspot.com is already revertlisted. Maybe this should be blacklisted (or do you want this specific one on the revertlist for references)? --Dirk Beetstra T C 14:44, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

rationalwiki.org[edit]

Now I'm not trying to start a shit storm with the Wikipedians who are members of RationalWiki by requesting this, but I keep removing RationalWiki as a reference in mainspace articles. This is a problem because other wikis are not considered reliable sources in Wikipedia, especially when you're dealing with the scientific and political articles that I'm seeing people try and use it as a reference for. Personally, I recommend adding blacklisting it where established users are reverted as well as new users so that Wikipedian members of RationalWiki aren't tempted to reference their site in our articles. PCHS-NJROTC (Messages) 01:37, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done via COIBot. This for now reverts the 'normal' linking (not references). Maybe that should be added as well? I see a lot of regulars using this .. --Dirk Beetstra T C 14:48, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
I believe it should be made so that references to the site and links to the site are reverted; I would have suggested the site be added to the spam blacklist, but I was unsure if the site may ever be legitimately linked to; there is a whole section on the Conservapedia article about the RationalWiki's criticism of Conservapedia; I have in the past challenged that, but whenever I do a whole swarm of Wikipedians who are also members of RationalWiki come in to defend the section. That's a matter that I feel needs an uninvolved third party's opinion as I am a Conservapedian myself. Personally, I don't want this to turn into a battle. But as for things not directly related to Conservapedia or RationalWiki, there's absolutely no reason to reference another wiki like RationalWiki. PCHS-NJROTC (Messages) 17:42, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Infowars.com and prisonplanet.com[edit]

Both of these conspiracy theory sites are frequently used in articles which involve BLP issues, often by new users who don't understand how Wikipedia workds. The sources were discussed here] and I'm here because of my discussion with Moonriddengirl (there are also copyvio issues). Dougweller (talk) 13:51, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

I've revertlisted this (via COIBot) for now. This reverts normal links, not references, though. If more is needed, I'd like to hear. Otherwise, blacklisting and whitelisting of what is useful may also help - I know it is a bit harsh, but if there are severe problems that is sometimes a better solution. --Dirk Beetstra T C 14:58, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

howiw.com[edit]

Ad-heavy site, recently spammed, mostly by a dynamic ip. --Ronz (talk) 22:55, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Spamming continues. --Ronz (talk) 15:15, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
And continues. I'm going to recommend it be blacklisted. --Ronz (talk) 01:56, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
Report: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Spam/2011_Archive_Oct_1#howiw.com --Ronz (talk) 15:48, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added. --Dirk Beetstra T C 22:30, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

counter-strike-go.fr[edit]

Fan site continuously added to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive article as a "See Also for latest information". IPs were blocked, but returned when block expired. ferret (talk) 14:15, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
A new IP for this activity: 83.199.253.36 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · what links to user page · COIBot · count · block log · x-wiki · Edit filter search · WHOIS · RDNS · traceroute · robtex.com · tor · StopForumSpam · Google · AboutUs · Project HoneyPot) ferret (talk) 14:15, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added. --Dirk Beetstra T C 22:31, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

theautomotiveindia.com[edit]

Forums have been spammed by eight ips over the past year. --Ronz (talk) 21:59, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added. --Dirk Beetstra T C 22:32, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

howflyhiphop[edit]

Spamming mixtape links by sockpuppets of the above listed user banned for the same behavior. Done over a wide range of rapper articles so it's difficult to catch by myself. Falcon8765 (TALK) 17:56, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added. --Dirk Beetstra T C 22:34, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

marshallstrategy.com[edit]

Continued spamming by dynamic ips. --Ronz (talk) 20:37, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added. --Dirk Beetstra T C 18:32, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

knowyourmeme.com[edit]

User editable wikistyle website which is definately not a reliable source, and never will be. Whilst it looks somewhat 'official' and 'reliable' it is often incorrectly used in good faith by editors. I've just had to remove it from about 50 articles. Not suitable for blacklist.--Otterathome (talk) 10:56, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added via COIBot. --Dirk Beetstra T C 18:33, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

eggnutrition.net[edit]

Repeated addition despite many reverts and ignored talk-page messages by IPs in several ranges on multiple articles. Will try protection of the currently affected pages, but in mean time collecting evidence here... DMacks (talk) 22:42, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added via COIBot. Note, you're an admin, you could add this yourself. Works much faster than waiting for me .. --Dirk Beetstra T C 18:34, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

edumaritime.com[edit]

Recent spamming by what appears to be a dynamic ip. --Ronz (talk) 16:22, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added via COIBot. --Dirk Beetstra T C 18:35, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

giffgaff.com[edit]

http://www.giffgaff.com -- some sort of paid referral site, periodically added [7] Nobody Ent 17:08, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added via COIBot. --Dirk Beetstra T C 18:29, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

trackaphonenumber.net[edit]

Spamming by spa accounts last summer and the past week. --Ronz (talk) 21:22, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:14, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

http://www.tinytools.nu[edit]

IP spammed into multiple articles Special:Contributions/83.253.202.78, little encyclopedic content. 20:27, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:15, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

encyclopediadramatica.se[edit]

encyclopediadramatica.se: 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

encyclopediadramatica.ch is currently blacklisted, and it's on XLinkBot's revert list, but they've recently moved to encyclopediadramatica.se after losing possession of the .ch domain: [8]. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 20:56, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

I think this should then be blacklisted as well. --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:12, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added (just to be sure). --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:16, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

NonPublished.com[edit]

Spamming by ip's --Ronz (talk) 16:48, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:17, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

averageorthopedicsurgeonsalary.com[edit]

Looks like someone set up a website to sell and is using Wikipedia to generate traffic. --Ronz (talk) 15:49, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:17, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

nc-corrector.inf.ua[edit]

Spamming by IPs. Dgtsyb (talk) 11:57, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:18, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

korerobooks.co.uk and related sites[edit]

Links
Accounts
Continued spamming by 82.71.53.165. Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Spam#korerobooks.co.uk_and_related_sites --Ronz (talk) 16:16, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:19, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

List of five AMIE-related spam destinations[edit]

The following 5 entries are heavily edited into AMIE and some related or tangential articles. There are a number of competing spammers that often overwrite each others' links. All the link targets fail WP:ELSPAM or WP:ELNEVER or WP:ELREG. Zad68 17:42, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

amiestudycircle.com[edit]

Added by Sudeshkjain (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Sudeshkjain (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Sudeshkjain (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Sudeshkjain (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Sudeshkjain (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Sudeshkjain (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Sudeshkjain (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Sudeshkjain (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Sudeshkjain (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by 117.201.84.141 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) to AMIE
Added by Sudeshkjain (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Zad68 17:42, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:19, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

amie.nbcafe.in[edit]

Added by 117.214.8.246 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) to AMIE
Added by Enggwiki (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Enggwiki (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Amiewiki (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Amiewiki (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Amiewiki (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Amiewiki (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Amiewiki (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by 117.214.8.246 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) to Institution of Engineers
...also spammed to Eng-Tips Forums, West Bengal University of Technology Zad68 17:42, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:20, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

amieindia.in[edit]

Added by Amiestudy (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by 111.92.95.59 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) to AMIE
Added by Amiestudy (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Amiestudy (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Amiestudy (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Amiestudy (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Amiestudy (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by 117.254.133.197 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) to AMIE
Added by Amiestudy (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Amiestudy (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Amiestudy (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Amiestudy (talk · contribs) to AMIE
Added by Amiestudy (talk · contribs) to AMIE
...also spammed to Institution of Engineers and others Zad68 17:42, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:20, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

amiecoaching.com[edit]

Added by 117.253.157.251 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) to AMIE
Added by 117.253.157.251 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) to AMIE
Zad68 17:42, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:21, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

amiestudy.com[edit]

Added by 117.253.157.251 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) to AMIE
Added by 117.253.157.251 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) to AMIE
Added by 117.253.157.251 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) to AMIE
Added by 117.253.157.251 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) to AMIE
Added by 61.95.179.194 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) to AMIE
Added by 61.95.179.194 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) to AMIE
Zad68 17:42, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:21, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

tesozone.com[edit]

Recently launched fan site for The Elder Scrolls Online. IP editors are repeatedly adding it back to the articles The Elder Scrolls and The Elder Scrolls Online. The original IP used was blocked, but two new IPs have begun adding it today. The IP editors ignore WP:WEB and WP:ELNO by claiming that by being recognized as a fansite by Bethseda (Bethseda posted on twitter a list of new fansites), therefore they have notability.

[9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

All IPs involved appear to be SPA at the moment. -- ferret (talk) 13:13, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

manila2024.blogspot.com[edit]

This blog has been persistently used by certain IPs and users over a long period of time to make it appear that Manila is bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics, despite the fact that blogs are not seen as reliable sources and is more likely for the purposes of gaining support or campaigning. Requesting that it be added to the revert list to prevent it from being added again and again. Most recent time it was added was on [2]. GrayFullbuster (talk) 03:34, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Blogspot is already reverted. --Dirk Beetstra T C 11:05, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

DylRicho.com[edit]

Spammed by DylRicho (talk · contribs)

User has already been blocked for COI and spamming, but discussions and repeated unblock requests on his talk page indicate that he simply doesn't get the concept that he cannot spam his own website into Wikipedia articles. Given this refusal to accept the rules and the user's request to change name (WP:UAA was the route to the original block) it seems likely the user will come back under a different name and continue spamming. For that reason it would be good to add the site to this list as a precaution. --Biker Biker (talk) 12:30, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

bmwdean.com[edit]

Spammed by user Jeffrey M Dean (talk · contribs)

User has previously been blocked for sock puppetry and persistent pushing of his own website. Unblock was granted on strict conditions, one of which was not pushing his website, yet that has continued. User seems to have backed off for a while but based on his past misdemeanours he will be back soon doing the same thing all over again. Adding it to the revert list would stop this happening in the future. --Biker Biker (talk) 12:34, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Amazon tagged links[edit]

I added

\bamazon\.co\.uk\/.*?[&?]tag= \bamazon\.com\/.*?[&?]tag=

I hope that those two are going to work. --Dirk Beetstra T C 11:01, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

mp3panda.co[edit]

Spam links to a pirated mp3 search site which are being added by a single-purpose account Msalmanzaib (talk · contribs · count) [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] and others per Special:Contributions/Msalmanzaib.

kashmiri TALK 09:20, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

time4popcorn.eu/[edit]

Popcorn Time knockoff. Spammed at the same. Also, contains copyvio content. VQuakr (talk) 03:58, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

get-popcorn.com/[edit]

Popcorn Time knockoff. Spammed at the same. Also, contains copyvio content. VQuakr (talk) 03:58, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Proposed removals[edit]

Handled removals[edit]

deflem.blogspot.com[edit]

Please review this discussion: User_talk:MathieuDeflem#Your_changes_to_sources_from_.22www.cas.sc.edu.22_to_.22deflem.blogspot.com.22 MathieuDeflem (talk · contribs) is a university professor whose sociology documents are frequently cited by Wikipedians. For whatever reason, the university that used to host the documents editors were linking to will stop hosting them, and so the author has moved them to his own blogspot site. The author has tried to update the references to his documents to his blogspot site, but of course blogspot is on XLinkBot's blacklist. Can we make an exception to whitelist everything under deflem.blogspot.com? Thanks... Zad68 15:43, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:29, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Troubleshooting and problems[edit]

Discussion[edit]

Archives[edit]

  • Started the archives w/instruct ect.--Hu12 (talk) 13:56, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Searchable archive[edit]

Please use the archive template found on most/all noticeboards, which has the nice benefit of being searchable. Belorn (talk) 01:08, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

XLinkBot logging[edit]

By clicking the history date and time (in red) will yield the oldid# (ie. permalink) version;

(cur) (last) 15:09, 8 February 2008 Hu12 (Talk | contribs | block) (4,241 bytes) (→XLinkBot logging: What is "correct oldid"?)

(cur) (last) 15:06, 8 February 2008 Hu12 (Talk | contribs | block) (4,242 bytes) (→XLinkBot logging: new section)
(cur) (last) 14:46, 8 February 2008 Hu12 (Talk | contribs | block) (3,239 bytes) (archive old)
(cur) (last) 13:56, 8 February 2008 Hu12 (Talk | contribs | block) (12,624 bytes) (→Archives)

(cur) (last) 13:56, 8 February 2008 Hu12 (Talk | contribs | block) (12,595 bytes) (→Discussion: created arch)(undo)

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--Hu12 (talk) 15:06, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Entries with no log entry and no discussion[edit]

Went here to find what argument/reasoning there was behind the entry of .onion, but sadly, neither a discussion or a log entry seems to exist. This also makes it half impossible to see who added it (only option is going through the history and narrow down the edit). For transparency, would it not be good if discussion + log entry was an requirement and not just an suggestion when new entries are added? Belorn (talk) 01:08, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Curious, there should be log entries for everything (at the very, very least who added it so you can ask). I'll have a look if I can find that.
Regarding .onion - I think I added that at some point; .onion sites fail important parts of our guidelines, namely that they are not accessible by everyone, they need a special piece of software installed. Moreover, they were at some point inappropriately pushed to certain pages, and some of them are unquestionably questionable in nature (hey, CNN is not going to be behind a tor-site ..). --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:55, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
I've indeed added it during this discussion: MediaWiki_talk:Spam-blacklist/archives/March_2011#Hidden_wiki - it was at that time removed over and over, and only added by hit-and-run IPs. I hope this explains. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:00, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. For those that are used to scripting, it might be useful to search through the current list and see if there are others without an log entry. Anyway, back to the subject of .onion, I was wondering if other sites beyond the hidden wiki site had been used in a unappropriated manner. Are there any method to see how many times xlinkbot reverted on a particular rule? COIBot link report is nice, but last entry is 2010. (just to mention, this is not an request for removal. I want to figure out how the situation looks before making up my mind). Again, thanks for a quick response and fixed log entry. Belorn (talk) 09:51, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
The XLinkBot logs are just his reverts, I don't keep any other logs (except system logs, which I wipe if 'nothing has gone wrong' (technically wrong)). The database from COIBot is 'new', it restarted beginning of this year, the old data is gone (I had to change server). So there will not be much there. Something may come out of 'user talkpages which have a .onion domain linked on them' (XLinkBot leaves the reverted link in a warning, mainly for tracking purposes): Special:LinkSearch/*.onion (though that misses the '.onion.to' which was pushed.
For .onion, I remain that it fails WP:EL, but not bad enough for a blacklist (though, just about ..). XLinkBot only reverts new editors, and IPs. And XLinkBot will not revert on a undo-type action by the same editor (other editors may however revert again). So it does not exclude links, it just warns that the link that was added is generally unsuitable as an external link and reverts the edit once. Also, it ignores older editors so they can be inserted by them without the bot worrying them. So if an IP gets reverted twice by the bot on the same page, that must mean that at least the editor added the link 3 times, and that it was once reverted by the bot and once by a human editor. It is then almost sure that it is not properly discussed on the talkpage. The bot will of course revert every addition if they are to different pages, but by the time that an editor on .onion comes then to three warnings in a short time, it certainly looks like he is spamming the link.
What I am worried about, is that you don't know what is behind .onion. Surely there is good material there, but the encoded link does not show you what you are linked to. It is in a way a redirect site, and the code can very well point to child porn, as well as to pictures of rose fields. In that way, the risk is the same as linking to flickr images (which are also on the revertlist). I think therefore that it is fair to have it on the revertlist, so that the user adding it is warned, and that it is also brought to the attention of other editors, and to the attention of recent edit patrollers. Quite some are linked in mainspace, which does suggest that consensus has pointed that way (even when I can find editors who have been reverted for adding the .onion links, some have also been blocked after one addition, which suggests that that addition was abusive). --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:51, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
By the way, I have meta-blacklisted the .onion.to, which is not the official site, but a redirect to it (or better, a link to a portal for it). I first blacklisted '.onion', but I reverted that just now). If anything there should be linked, it is the .onion, and I suggest that an established editor does that (maybe after discussion, since at the moment there is a tag that the site should not be linked). --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:55, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
I dont know if one need to worry that much about the url encoding. All url's has the ability to link to child porn as well as to pictures of rose fields. An URL is only meant to provide a method of human memorization, where a string of numbers are harder to memorize. Redirect site on other hand is a different matter, since it proxy for the request. Its the difference between a address written in a foreign language which one can not read, and getting directions from a English guide. In theory, both could lead one to the wrong place, as the person following either the sign or the guide has no power to "know" if the place is safe. Thus in the end, all one can do is to memorize and associate a bad address with a bad experience, like one can do with the hidden wiki. Anyway, my goal was to find out the reason why, and what events if any caused of the listing. I am still not sure if there has been any other site than the hidden wiki which has caused problems, so please see this as a small request for a feature in xlinkbot that provides data on problematic domains :). Given that the hidden wiki has been spammed by IP's, (but not often, say 3-5 times in the last 3 years if my memory serves me right), a revert entry to resolve that issue sound appropriate. Its a bit broad for my taste, but it does resolve the issue at hand, and one can always narrow the definition in the future if needed. Belorn (talk) 14:00, 21 October 2012 (UTC)