MediaWiki talk:Titleblacklist

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The following instructions were copied from mw:Extension:Title Blacklist.

The title blacklist is maintained as a system message MediaWiki:Titleblacklist.

This page consists of regular expressions, each on a separate line. For example:

Foo <autoconfirmed|noedit|errmsg=blacklisted-testpage> 
Bar #No one should create article about it

There is no need to use "^" at the beginning and "$" at the end; these are added automatically.

Each entry may also contain optional attributes, enclosed in <> and divided by |

  • autoconfirmed โ€” only non-autoconfirmed users are unable to create/upload/move such pages
  • noedit โ€” users are also unable to edit this page
  • casesensitive โ€” don't ignore case when checking title for being blacklisted
  • errmsg โ€” the name of the message that should be displayed instead of standard

When the action is blocked, one of the following messages is displayed together with the filter row (as $1): titleblacklist-forbidden-edit, titleblacklist-forbidden-move, titleblacklist-forbidden-new-account or titleblacklist-forbidden-upload. Generic filenames have their own custom error message, MediaWiki:Titleblacklist-custom-imagename.

There is also MediaWiki:Titlewhitelist and a global title blacklist.

Only administrators, page movers and template editors can override this list on all actions. When they override this list when creating or editing a page, MediaWiki:Titleblacklist-warning is displayed. Account creators can override this list on account creations only.

Protected edit request on 23 August 2020[edit]

Something which catches all variants of "LilZavier" and "Lil Zavier" with characters either before or after needs to be added, due to User talk:LilZavier and User talk:LilZavier1's continued vanity page creations. Nathan2055talk - contribs 21:41, 23 August 2020 (UTC)

@Nathan2055: Is it just those two accounts and not a massive sockfarm? If so, wouldn't just blocking them make more sense? Jackmcbarn (talk) 23:06, 23 August 2020 (UTC)
As above. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 17:46, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

Potentially deceptive characters in usernames[edit]

Note the unusual characters in this username: ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—บ๐—ฒ. This appears to be an abuse of the charcters from the Unicode block Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols to make a name that is hard to distinguish from the similar-looking Latin alphabet text, and impossible to search for using standard tools. Another example of similar manipulation is ๐•ท๐–”๐–—๐–‰ ๐•บ๐–‹ ๐–˜๐–๐–†๐–‰๐–”๐–œ๐–˜ ๐–๐–Š๐–“. I've added some patterns at User:AmandaNP/UAA/Blacklist to try to catch any repetition of this or similar ruses, but I'm surprised this wasn't caught at source by MediaWiki:Titleblacklist or similar mechanisms. Does anyone know how this might have been achieved, and how we could stop it from happening again? -- The Anome (talk) 12:30, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

@The Anome: The characters need to be blacklisted at m:Titleblacklist for usernames. โ€” JJMC89(TยทC) 03:14, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
To elaborate on why that is: Since SUL finalization happened a few years ago, usernames are now global across all wikis, so only the global title blacklist applies to new user accounts. Jackmcbarn (talk) 03:20, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Deferred to the global blacklist. Actually, the request covers several groups of letter lookalikes and other funny characters. โ€“LaundryPizza03 (dcฬ„) 18:16, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

Non-printing characters[edit]

At RfD, we came across a redirect containing a word joiner (U+2060). The redirect is Fernando Zor⁠⁠⁠⁠ ending with four copies of the word joiner. I think non-printing characters should be blacklisted, but we will need do compose a list of them first, and perhaps a custom message is warranted. I have also proposed a global blacklist request covering non-printing characters in usernames. โ€“LaundryPizza03 (dcฬ„) 18:11, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 8 September 2020[edit]

Please add the entries File:Annotation [0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]\-[0-9][0-9]\-[0-9][0-9].* <reupload | errmsg=titleblacklist-custom-imagename> and File:Screenshot (\([0-9]{1,}\)).* <reupload | errmsg=titleblacklist-custom-imagename> as these are generic file names generated by Windows Snip & Sketch and by pressing Windows+PrtScn Aasim 01:58, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

I'm only seeing a handful of images matching these titles - File:Annotation 2019-09-17_230027.png, File:Annotation_2019-09-17 233103.png, File:Screenshot (9).png, File:Screenshot (15).png, File:Screenshot (33).png, File:Screenshot (35).png, File:Screenshot (65).png, File:Screenshot (166).png, File:Screenshot (324).png. โ€”Cryptic 09:05, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
Request disabled. No response from OP — Martin (MSGJ ยท talk) 12:05, 11 September 2020 (UTC)


So, I was trying to upload a picture for 1,2,3-Benzothiadiazole. They said I could not upload due to ALLCAPS. Please help.Acidic Carbon (Corrode) 05:55, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

@Acid Of Carbon: What file name did you try to use? Can you copy and paste the exact error you got? Jackmcbarn (talk) 06:17, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Jackmcbarn 8F3D7B7C-2147-435A-B9F0-62BECEFB4C93.gif is the file name. It says this is blacklisted. ALLCAPS is responsible.Acidic Carbon (Corrode) 13:05, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

@Acid Of Carbon: That seems like the titleblacklist correctly stopped you from using a particularly poor choice of filename. Why not upload the file as File:1,2,3-Benzothiadiazole.gif instead? Jackmcbarn (talk) 14:42, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Please Blacklist Harsh Beniwal[edit]

Please blacklist Harsh Beniwal. There have already been three AFDs:

The title has been salted, but, as can be seen, the submitter is gaming the names of titles by adding an unnecessary disambiguator. It has also been salted in draft space. Title blacklisting is the reasonable next step against an unreasonable editor. Robert McClenon (talk) 18:08, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

 Not done for now: Please feel free to re-request if disruption has continued since 3 months ago... Izno (talk) 19:10, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Music Vedio Entertainments[edit]

In my mind . I want to create my Facebook page and Digital YouTube channel . So that is ๐’๐’‚๐’– ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’ (talk) 11:51, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

@๐’๐’‚๐’– ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’: Because of your choice of username, you won't be able to create a user page, user sandbox, or any userspace drafts yourself. You can fix that by following the instructions at WP:CHU to change to a normal username that will allow these activities. "Zau Moon" is available, so you could change to it. If you insist on keeping your current username, then you'll need to either create your drafts in the Draft namespace instead of your userspace, or request that an admin or other privileged user create each page that you want to edit. But also note that Wikipedia is not for writing about yourself, and your Facebook page and YouTube channel are probably not notable enough for an article here. Jackmcbarn (talk) 23:26, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 27 December 2020[edit]

Please block any title containing /El Polimata/i, or at least beginning with it, /^El Polimata/i. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Elmenormcrd. Block-evading sockpuppets of this self-promoter keep appearing and creating new copies of the page that was deleted as a result of the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/El Polimata, with a different disambiguator each time because the original has been salted. The latest was El Polimata (singer). Largoplazo (talk) 18:27, 27 December 2020 (UTC)

In Draft space too, please. The same user (with even more aliases today) has been putting up variations on the title in Draft space, such as Draft:El Polimata "Cantante" just a few hours ago. Largoplazo (talk) 04:09, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

 Not done for now: Please let an administrator know if disruption continues. Izno (talk) 06:33, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

Can you please add spambot/spam bot to the user creation blacklist as someone is making accounts with the words Antiantispambot like [1] which appears to imply that they won't contribute positively to the Encyclopaedia? Thanks. Train of Knowledge (Talk) 22:22, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

 Not done: Usernames can only be blacklisted at m:Title blacklist. โ€” JJMC89(TยทC) 05:37, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Please Blacklist Werley Nortreus[edit]

Please see histories of Werley Nortreus and Draft:Werley Nortreus and Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Draft:Werley Nortreus.

See also Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Werley Nortreus (Musical Artist), which was a clear case of gaming the naming of articles. Gaming the system is why we have a title blacklist. Robert McClenon (talk) 17:29, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Request to un-blacklist .*im.*eiss.*[edit]

I was confronted with a blacklist when trying to create an article on Asher Simcha Weissmann [Wikidata]. It seems that page names of the form .*im.*eiss.* were blacklisted a few years ago in the sockpuppet investigation against Chinanike101. โ€“Kyuko (talk) 13:46, 27 February 2021 (UTC)