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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 section title, like === ===
  2. The Wikipedia page that you want to use the link on.
  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, confirmation that you have read the reason why requests regarding the site are commonly denied and that you are happy to proceed.

Important: You must provide a full link to the specific web page you want to be whitelisted. Requests quoting only a domain (i.e. ending in .com or similar without anything after the / character) will be denied. If you wish to have a site fully unblocked it would need to be listed in the relevant section of MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist.

You will not be notified when your request has been responded to, even if you ask. You should 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 about the request, as failure to reply to these promptly will generally result in your request being summarily denied.

Completed requests are archived, additions and removal are logged. →snippet for logging: {{/request|771545822#section_name}}

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

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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][edit]

The We the People article is about the U.S. Government's official White House petitioning website. Conventionally, a direct link to a website homepage would be provided in the article, however, the entire domain is blacklisted as a petitioning site. In lieu of only the homepage somehow being whitelisted, the About page would serve as a logical link for readers to get more information and context on the site. --Mindfrieze (talk) 17:52, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

@Mindfrieze: Wow, we didn't do this one already .. Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:34, 22 February 2017 (UTC)[edit]

I would like to use this link in a reference citation for the Yosef Mizrachi article. It is a radio show, Talkline, episode (hosted and uploaded by Zev Brenner), which is a January 9, 2016 interview with Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi, who is the subject of the article. Beginning 59 minutes and 54 seconds in to the episode (until around 61 minutes in), the interviewer asks him about his rabbinical ordination, and Mizrachi proceeds to say what ordination and certification he does and does not have. I would like to reference this and say in the article that in the interview he says he does not have standard rabbinical ordination to be a synagogue rabbi but that he says he has equivalent certification from Eliyahu Ben Haim. This information is relevant to the article, which identifies him as a rabbi, but does not have any details on this point. I understand that this is a primary source, but I would try to avoid using it beyond what I have said here, and there does not appear to be any alternative source I can find on this issue (other than an antagonistic blog post that anyway only references the same interview). Althepal (talk) 21:01, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

@Althepal: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:19, 27 February 2017 (UTC)[edit]

Where: Wanting to add it to the EL on the main WP article page: The Movie Database.

Reason: the article page should contain the primary domain name in its EL section. And apparently this is where one has to ask... see blacklist discussion, here:

Jimthing (talk) 16:37, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

@Jimthing: per /Common requests#About, we would need an about-page or a full url (including an index.htm) of the index page. Can you please provide a suitable link? --Dirk Beetstra T C 18:54, 27 February 2017 (UTC) --Jimthing (talk) 21:13, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Link requested to be whitelisted:
I will throw in your reference as well, which you use in the article:
Link requested to be whitelisted:
So you save us both time. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:20, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
@Jimthing: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:21, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
Well that's a start. Thanks. --Jimthing (talk) 10:40, 28 February 2017 (UTC)[edit]

This is a website about a village/winery, but the page at has useful information which I hoped to add as a reference to, which is currently being discussed at I've commented out the ref for now, to be able to save the rest of my edit, but would like to include it.

-- PamD 12:54, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

@PamD: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:07, 28 February 2017 (UTC)[edit]

The link contains an interview with the artist Maon Kurosaki; I need to use the link as a citation in a section in her article. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 16:08, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

@Narutolovehinata5: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:06, 20 March 2017 (UTC)[edit]

The link contains and interview of Ayaan Chawla for which I've to use it as reference. An important resource for Ewe language speakers, learners, teachers and enthusiasts.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Vinay089 (talkcontribs)

@Vinay089: You want to use it for Ayaan Chawla? That article does not exist, and has been repeatedly deleted through a deletion discussion. Do you have a reasonable draft in the Draft namespace - showing where and what it is needed for (just put it there as a reference without the http:// in front of it). I will decline this as long as there is not a reasonable draft that has a reasonable chance to get into mainspace, or there is direct use in a mainspace article. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:06, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
@Beetstra: It's better that you should first try to read the article and search online for whom you're talking about and I'm covering the article. May I know what's the reason to blacklist a Media website? -- Vinay089 (talk) 06:22, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
@Vinay089: All I am saying is that I want first to see at least a draft of the article here on Wikipedia. We are not whitelisting links for which we do not (yet) have a place on Wikipedia. I am not going to research the internet to find whether the link is reasonable to whitelist, you should show that a) the article has merit, and b) that the link has merit in said article (and those two things may be related).
Regarding the reason for blacklisting - it was abused. --Dirk Beetstra T C 07:36, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

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

Troubleshooting and problems[edit]