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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.

Please enter your requests at the bottom of the Proposed additions to Whitelist section and not at the very bottom of the page. Sign your requests with four tildes: ~~~~

Also in your request, please include the following

  1. The link that you want whitelisted in the section title, like === === .
  2. The Wikipedia page on which you want to use the link
  3. An explanation why it would be useful to the encyclopedia article proper
  4. If the site you're requesting is listed at /Common requests, please include confirmation that you have read the reason why requests regarding the site are commonly denied and that you still desire to proceed with your request

Important: You must provide a full link to the specific web page you want to be whitelisted (leave out the http:// from the front; otherwise you will not be able to save your edit to this page). Requests quoting only a domain (i.e. ending in .com or similar with nothing after the / character) are likely to be denied. If you wish to have a site fully unblocked please visit the relevant section of MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist.

Note: do not request links to be whitelisted where you can reasonably suspect that the material you want to link to is in violation of copyright (see WP:LINKVIO). Such requests will likely be summarily rejected.

There is no automated notification system in place for the results of requests, and you will not be notified when your request has a response. You should therefore add this page to your personal watch list or check back here every few days to see if there is any progress on it; in particular, you should check whether administrators have raised any additional queries or expressed any concerns about the request, as failure to reply to these promptly will generally result in the request being denied.

Completed requests are archived, additions and removal are logged. →snippet for logging: {{/request|1044835965#section_name}}

Note that requests from new or unregistered users are not usually considered.

Admins: use seth's tool to search the spamlists.

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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]

request to whitelist[edit]

includes profiles of each of the earth's 800+ terrestrial ecoregions. They are authored by credentialed scientists, including many authors of peer-reviewed papers and books on ecoregions. The articles include citations of peer-reviewed works. Oneearth is a nonprofit organization and not a commercial site. Oneearth's content isn't as dense as, say, the wwf scientific reports, but they have more recent information - wwf's reports are now mostly over 20 years old. Onearth content would be a useful complement to other scientific sources in writing rigorous and up-to-date articles about terrestrial ecoregions. Wikipedia editors ought to be able to cite them, and to link to oneearth's scientific articles as appropriate. Tom Radulovich (talk) 16:39, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

@Tom Radulovich: added in Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Spam/2021_Archive_Apr#One_Earth. That was spammed. @Newslinger: for comment. --Dirk Beetstra T C 19:19, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

Request to explain unshortening procedure for downloads[edit]

MediaWiki talk:Spam-whitelist/Common requests#URL shorteners states: "Please click through to the result and use that link." In the case when a URL shortener links to the URL of a downloadable file, such as a PDF or office document for which the server applies a Content-disposition: attachment HTTP header, major web browsers have a habit of not updating the location bar (if opened in the same tab) or closing the tab before the user has a chance to copy out the un-shortened URL (if opened in a new tab). How does one then go about finding the un-shortened link to use in a citation? --Damian Yerrick (talk) 17:09, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

Request to whitelist Respect Magazine[edit]

I listed the website at the proposed removals section at the meta-wiki spam blacklist but was told to bring the conversation here. My reasoning for whitelisting the website is given below, copied from the meta-wiki proposal:

Respect Magazine is currently listed as a reliable source at Wikiproject Albums on the English Wikipedia but is blocked by the spam blacklist. The website would be useful in the critical reception sections of Wikipedia album articles. To give a specific example of the website's usefulness: I realised it was blocked when trying to add an article from the website to 10th Streamy Awards as a source of information about the event.

Since posting this I have realised the magazine would be more useful for music news, particularly hip hop news, which is its main focus rather than reviews. Thanks. Alduin2000 (talk) 12:44, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

Request to whitelist[edit]

Hey, I ask to unblock website: - to add it to the Parimatch page as it's blocked. The wikipedia exception rule says, that "Where a site is blacklisted because of the content that is normally on it, or because of past behavior of editors linking to the site, but the site does have a wikipedia page where it normally would qualify as the official site (per WP:ELOFFICIAL), then an exception can be made." [[1]]. That is why I ask to whitelist to add it to the page about Parimatch, as the current link on Parimatch page ( concerns the other entinty, not the Parimatch. --KokoLubat (talk) 15:18, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

@KokoLubat: what is ‘the other entity’? Dirk Beetstra T C 18:51, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

Request to whitelist pages from for American Samoa[edit]

I was referred here from (removing).

This site was blocked because it's user-uploaded content. As you can see from [2], the government of American Samoa is using it to publish official documents, so I'm having difficulty adding citations to those.

-- Beland (talk) 01:52, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

  •  Done - There's a lot of character escaping in those, feel free to ping me if you're still having issues linking to those. OhNoitsJamie Talk 02:17, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

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

I was trying to add sources to paragraphs I added in Decentralized Finance, blockchain and market maker from the

The website was however rejected because of the ".xyz" extension that is blacklisted by Wikipedia.

The paragraphs I want to add in the before-mentioned Wikipedia pages are partly composed of important information extracted from the that provides articles about Decentralized Finance new topics and explains some major concepts related to cryptocurrency and blockchains, specifically to yield farming, liquidity providing, automated market makers and decentralized finance.

The information provided is relevant and should be added to the mentioned Wikipedia articles to keep them updated since Decentralized Finance is a new hot topic and the explains in detail many of its major ideas such as impermanent loss, a very important concept in Decentralized Finance, for which I plan on creating a Wikipedia Page about, using information extracted from the— Preceding unsigned comment added by Kran9910 (talkcontribs)

Request to add Inductee pages from a hall of fame website to whitelist[edit]

  • Link requested to be whitelisted:

I was fixing broken links in an article Denny Flynn and came upon an honor for the subject, the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, which has three PDF links as shown above. Of course, when I selected one and tried to save the article, these links were blocked. Obviously, this hall of fame is a valid website: See [3] and [4]. This is the first time I have been blocked like this saving an article where it was a valid website. Others I have seen it happen the website was legitimately blocked. Anyway, there are a number of athletes in the hall of fame who have articles so I recommend allowing these three inductee pages being allowed. I hope I included everything. Thanks! dawnleelynn(talk) 21:25, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

@Dawnleelynn: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:19, 13 September 2021 (UTC)
Beetstra Thank you for adding these links. But also thank you for adding the bits I missed in the request. I see how this works now. dawnleelynn(talk) 15:47, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

Request to add Capital Football New Zealand season yearbooks to whitelist[edit]

There are two pages filled of PDF scans of Capital Football season reviews which how all the stats and information on that seasons results. They have previously been used as a source and will be needed in future as well so be good if all of them could somehow be whitelisted, thank you.— NZFC(talk)(cont) 01:59, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

@NZFC: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:19, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

Unable to add the team's official website link[edit]

Hello, I recently tried adding an official website link for Fusion Club, Zunheboto but it has not bee accepted so please fix this. Hiki (talk) 11:58, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

@Achumi: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 12:06, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[edit]

Referred here from MediaWiki

This was black-listed over 10 years ago because it was consistently added as spam, not as a valid reference, which I want to do now. While a sponsored/commercial website is not preferred as a source, its content is not automatically unreliable. In this case, it involves uncontroversial info, rather matter-of-fact historical and geographical info that I can't seem to source elsewhere. Moreover, these pages have sources indicated at the bottom as well, making them a secondary source. Thanks. -- P 1 9 9   15:44, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

@P199: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. I think this is a suitable step up to delisting in the future. --Dirk Beetstra T C 16:09, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Proposed removals from Whitelist (web pages or link patterns to re-block)[edit]