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Questionable links in Charlie Ergen[edit]

I've not looked to see if they've been spammed. Clearly, muliple editors have overlooked the problems with the citations in this article. There are so many that I don't have time to go through them all right away. Some of these may actually be reliable sources in some circumstances, but I thought it best to place the ones I don't immediately recognize here where others can look through them: --Ronz (talk) 21:23, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

I've marked those with inappropriate links. More cleanup may be needed for the ones that aren't clearly reliable. --Ronz (talk) 21:58, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
Adage.com cleanup done. --Ronz (talk) 17:31, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
Career-bios.com cleanup done.
Fundinguniverse.com cleanup done. As a source, it's much poorer than it appears, as some of the entries appear to have been written by the companies themselves. --Ronz (talk) 16:34, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
multichannel.com done. --Ronz (talk) 22:22, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
referenceforbusiness.com appears unreliable, but there are currently some 600 uses, most as citations. I'm not going to even try to clean up all that. --Ronz (talk) 17:18, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
I removed the non-citation referenceforbusiness.com links. --Ronz (talk) 17:54, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
I removed the non-citation seekingalpha and siliconflatirons links. --Ronz (talk) 18:17, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Lianadelon[edit]

Lianadelon (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam)'s edits are all about linking a reddit link several times on the usertalkpage. I suspect spamming, as well as potentially WP:LINKVIO given the subject of the links.Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 15:59, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

scientificamerican.com[edit]

Pbfeeelk (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam) also look at global contributions. I only reverted the ones on de-wiki as I was assuming such obvious cases would quickly be reverted elsewhere, too.--Debenben (talk) 01:41, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Scientific American is generally a reliable source. — Jeraphine Gryphon (talk) 18:00, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

whosdatedwho.com[edit]

Not a reliable source. Not sure if it has been spammed, or added in good faith. Needs cleanup no matter which. --Ronz (talk) 17:44, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Still needs cleanup and investigation. --Ronz (talk) 17:38, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
A whosdatedwho redirects to famousfix. --Ronz (talk) 16:48, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Still needs cleanup. --Ronz (talk) 17:55, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

I've not looked to see if MrNiceGuy1113 was a spammer, or just horrible at identifying reliable sources. --Ronz (talk) 18:01, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

islamiclyrics.net[edit]

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Found this link on around 20+ pages as external link and the users with IP keep adding it to other pages. reverted twice from Maher Zain (diff). Cheers – GSS (talk) 18:58, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Thenasheedshop.com might be related, though both look like unreliable sources used when little or nothing is available. --Ronz (talk) 17:56, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Misc spam[edit]

Clevertraining.com added by User:Duster99 and User:Rburg-tc. Thecommerceshop.com and actiongatortire.com added by User:Rburg-tc and User:Gotcha17.

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May be more out there. -KH-1 (talk) 09:07, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

indiamart.com[edit]

Discovered while looking at gocoop.com above. --Ronz (talk) 21:25, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
There are 400+ links on en.wiki; this will need considerable cleanup. I did two just now ;) - Brianhe (talk) 01:23, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
See related discussion at WP:COIN#Indiamart (permlink). Brianhe (talk) 05:39, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
We've seen this stuff before:
Some of this domain is a directory and free web host for Indian companies, and they do web design for others (search "Developed and Managed by IndiaMART InterMESH Limited"). MER-C 06:37, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
I'll do some further cleanup. --Ronz (talk) 16:51, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Trimmed some more. Of course those links shouldn't be spammed (duh), but some of them may be kept as "self-published" (kind of) or low-quality source for uncontroversial info. In almost all checked cases it would be better to look for a more independent reliable source and to discourage further usage though. GermanJoe (talk) 23:33, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

essentialbusinesswriting.biz and others[edit]

Spammers

Looks like SEO spam. Blacklisted. MER-C 05:32, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

uwatchfree.org[edit]

uwatchfree.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.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com uwatchfree.net: 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.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

Like most of the India-related spam we've seen lately, these domains has been added multiple times as external links in the context of "watch the entire move for free". [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8].

Might be prudent to block all the TLDs, since the spammers have used .org and .net. I've indeffed one of the accounts that was generating these. Thanks. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 21:02, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Research help[edit]

{{Research help}} This will likely come up here soon ..so think its best we have a section made to lead people to the right place, Pls see Wikipedia talk:Research help-- Moxy (talk) 05:05, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

brokerscamalert.com/[edit]

Wiouyarioua (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam) and Loultorge31 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam) have both written barely nonsensical talkpage posts with prominent mentions of "Gold Trade Microsystem" and attempted to link or reference brokerscamalert.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.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com as their sole contributions. Seems like a spamming attempt to me.Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:29, 8 February 2016 (UTC)