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Instructions for admins

Any admin unfamiliar with this page should probably read this first, thanks.
If in doubt, please leave a request and a spam-knowledgeable admin will follow-up.

  1. Does the site have any validity to the project?
  2. Have links been placed after warnings/blocks? Have other methods of control been exhausted? Would referring this to our anti-spam bot, XLinkBot be a more appropriate step? Is there a WikiProject Spam report? If so, a permanent link would be helpful.
  3. Please ensure all links have been removed from articles and discussion pages before blacklisting. (They do not have to be removed from user or user talk pages).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 - 782001684 after you have closed the request. See here for more info on logging.
snippet for logging: {{/request|782001684#section_name}}
snippet for logging of WikiProject Spam items: {{WPSPAM|782001684#section_name}}

Proposed additions

basketballreference.com

  • basketballreference.com: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

Frequently added unreliable source.Burning Pillar (talk) 15:07, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

    • Comment Site is not unreliable, this was apparently posted in bad faith by user in line with similar questionable edit patterns. But I'm not an admin, so I can't close this obviously inappropriate request. Smartyllama (talk) 18:50, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
    • Should not be blacklisted. This site (and related sites for other sports) are often linked by sports reporters, especially for stat-oriented articles. Ravensfire (talk) 23:17, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
      • This was my error - the site is not as unreliable as I thought, and I should have made more research before asking(I did some research, but it seems to have been faulty).Burning Pillar (talk) 01:23, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
@Burning Pillar: We would not blacklist for being unreliable without a broad community consensus. Symbol declined.svg Declined. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:13, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
@Smartyllama: Just to say that opinions and comments on these threads by non-admins are highly valued, it helps us in making quicker and more informed decisions on these cases. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:00, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

indspy.com


Junk Indian blog site being added by IP addresses to multiple articles for a while - see [1] in December 2016 and this lovely masterpiece from today. Listed two IP's but it's been spammed by more. Ravensfire (talk) 14:25, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

@Ravensfire: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:14, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

panendeism.org

  • panendeism.org: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com
  • panendeism.webs.com: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

Actually both panendeism.org and panendeism.webs.com, which are the same group. Spamming of website created to promote WP:NEOLOGISM on multiple wikis. Wikipedia: [2], [3]. Wikiquote: [4]. Wiktionary: [5], [6]. Wikiquote deletion proposal brought out a pack of sock/meatpuppets, so dealing with a single user won't do it. Hyperbolick (talk) 17:25, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

@Hyperbolick: Defer to Global blacklist, cross-wiki problem. --Dirk Beetstra T C 18:06, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
@Hyperbolick: Handled on meta. --Dirk Beetstra T C 18:22, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

expert-board.com

Spam for personal blog, 2 final warnings (the first immediate one was a bit harsh imo, so I added a second notice to explain the problem in more detail). Both warnings have been ignored. GermanJoe (talk) 15:54, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

UFC211

The artcle UFC211 and related are constantly prone to spam:

  • pekanews.website: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com
  • futbolstreams.club: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com
  • ufc211livestream.com: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

Blacklisting domains. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:38, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. It is also in other places. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:40, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

streamdon.com

  • streamdon.com: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

Out of the same series, some time ago. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:38, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:38, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

watchnowstream.website

  • watchnowstream.website: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

same. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:21, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:22, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

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postshare.site

  • postshare.site: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

+1. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:32, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:33, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Film-related spam

  • watchmovies4k.pw: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com
  • playmovies4k.pw: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

There are a bunch of these sites being spammed in film articles lately; these two are the most recent. For example: [7], [8], [9], [10], [11]. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 17:09, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

@NinjaRobotPirate: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 17:35, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

pixabay.us

  • pixabay.us: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

+1. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:28, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:29, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

openload.website

  • openload.website: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

one more. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:42, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:42, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

postshare.site

  • postshare.site: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

And another one. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:45, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:46, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

okezone.pw

  • okezone.pw: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

Sigh. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:24, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:24, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

digitalravan

Collecting here from socks.

  • mbbs-admission-2017.000webhostapp.com: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:fr • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de

--Dirk Beetstra T C 03:48, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:51, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
Disable linksummary, otherwise will not archive. Track otherwise. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:18, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

mbbs-2017-admission

  • mbbs-2017-admission.000webhostapp.com: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:fr • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de

Being creative. Already blacklisted. --Dirk Beetstra T C 12:48, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

I've preemptively blacklisted .*admission.*mbbs.* as well. MER-C 12:50, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

NEETnews

  • Regex requested to be blacklisted: .*NEETnews.*

related spam. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:57, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 14:10, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Mbbs-donation

  • Regex requested to be blacklisted: .*mbbs.*donation.*
  • Regex requested to be blacklisted: .*donation.*mbbs.*

Another one. --Dirk Beetstra T C 16:12, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 16:13, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

For XLinkBot

  • Regex requested to be blacklisted: mdms
  • Regex requested to be blacklisted: mbbs

May give some false positives, but this will not have this much extra use. These terms are nice for XLinkBot as such. --Dirk Beetstra T C 16:40, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to User:XLinkBot/RevertList. --Dirk Beetstra T C 16:40, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

NEETMEDICALADMISSION2017

  • Regex requested to be blacklisted: .*NEETMEDICALADMISSION.*

Another term. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:01, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:01, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

tulamba.cf

tulamba.cf: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

An IP and a new editor are trying repeatedly to add this site as an "official" Web site to the article at Tulamba, when it is clearly a personal Web site under development. General Ization Talk 14:50, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

@General Ization: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to User:XLinkBot/RevertList. This should be enough for now to generate some warnings. If it persists ... --Dirk Beetstra T C 15:33, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Indian exam result spam

  • allresults24.com: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com
  • resultway.in: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com
  • 2zz2.in: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

Various websites being spammed with exam results (really links to the official site), been removing these as I see them but enough articles were hit today that it's time to just block them. Generally from IP addresses but sometimes from one-shot new users. See recent history of SSLC, Haryana Board of School Education and Kerala State Education Board for some examples. Ravensfire (talk) 01:54, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

@Ravensfire: Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:58, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Proposed removals


freemasonrywatch.org

  • freemasonrywatch.org: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

I attempted to link to an article on the page but apparently the site is blocked although it is near the top of the results for searches in the subject on Bing.Phillip.13 (talk) 04:33, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

@Phillip.13: Symbol declined.svg Declined, too much abuse of this site, Defer to Whitelist for specific links on this domain. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:47, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
let's hat this totally derailed discussion. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:02, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.
Why does everyone article related to Freemasonry use dozens of websites from the same pro Masonic sources, but they are never considered to be 'problems' or 'spam'? Who placed the links or sources there? The initial edit I made was actually to a page about Fatima and I found it very odd that there was no mention about Freemasonry on any of the related pages. Pope Francis is to canonized two of the children Saints in May 13. They were arrested and threatened by their Mayor in a kind of Star Chamber. Sound familiar?,Phillip.13 (talk) 05:27, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
@Phillip.13: maybe because they were discussed, maybe because they were not pushed. Maybe you are right. It is however irrelevant: WP:OTHERCRAPEXISTS. You have to comment on the merit of this link (which was abused and caught). I don't feel te re-enable that abuse, but am willing to entertain single link inclusions, if a good case can be made. Hence the whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:39, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
'You have to comment on the merit of the link' Really? You certainly didn't. No discussion. No explanation. 'Declined' Your 11 years on Wikipedia doesn't seem to amount to much. Like the Poppery character who patrols the page about Fatima and instantly deletes any edit from pro-Catholic sources with no discussion, like you.. And now you make an accusation about sickpuppetry on my talk page? You're an. Admin?? What a joke. A bad one. Freemasonrywatch.org is a good site with good information about Freemasonry that is difficult to come by. Including Freemasonry and Fatima. What pages on the site are spam and why? Who got the site put on the Blacklist and why? For siting articles on it as a source? You should go and become one of them with such instinctive reflexes. Phillip.13 (talk) 05:57, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
Dear Wikipedia Admins: I have no idea what a whitelist or a blacklist is, I just want to use articles in a particular website as sources and the edit feature won't let me. The website in question is prominent in the subject area and I consider it an authoritative resource. Any allegations of spam are likely very dubious and the product of bias and partisan activism on the part of Freemasons or hyper progressives or others. Please remove the site. The general public should be able to make edits without finding wasting their time like this. It's a good site.Phillip.13 (talk) 06:38, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
You have no idea what a blacklist is, yet you are here. You were pointed to the whitelist earlier.
I've commented on the merits of blacklisting: it was abused. I have not said the site was spammed. Now it is up to you to go to the whitelist and explain why the one link you want to add to that one page is indispensible.
Regarding the sockpuppetry: if it quacks like a WP:DUCK. --Dirk Beetstra T C 07:00, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
Who are you big mouth? You obviously don't care about this website or it's research and articles being banned by Wikipedia. For absolutely no good reason it is obvious. You think it is reasonable to demand folks go page by page to some made up list and appeal? How about this slick you do your job properly and see if there is anything wrong with the site and if not then unban it. That's what an Encyclopdia Editor would do. Of course your not one are you. Like Poppery and the d.cks who banned this site and hundreds of others. Unban it!Phillip.13 (talk) 10:11, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
@Phillip.13: Now, that is going to get you a lot of goodwill. Research was easy, still Symbol declined.svg Declined. --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:40, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
Do your job properly slick. Should the website be banned or not? Stop the personal attacks. Stop kicking the ball to someone else. Stop being D.ck. Phillip.13 (talk) 10:52, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
@Phillip.13: Yes, it should be banned, as its abusers. Is that not clear from my decline? --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:55, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

infosecinstitute.com

  • infosecinstitute.com: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

This domain name infosecinstitute.com seems to be a reputable U.S. based organization, doing IT and information security training. Read more on that Wikipedia article. Also that domain name was repeatedly used as a source by well known notable mass medias, including Bloomberg News, Washington Post, Better Business Bureau (BBB), POLITICO, VICE News. Sources are in that Wikipedia article. But that domain name is listed on the wikipedia blacklist under \binfosecinstitute\.com\b Wikipedia article. But as of May 14, 2017 there are no log supporting why it was added. Maybe a typography, maybe a mistake, maybe an electronic glitch? I vote to remove infosecinstitute.com from the blacklist. Steps to reproduce error:

  1. Using Wikipedia Visual Editor, edit any Wikipedia article
  2. Added any link to infosecinstitute.com
  3. The following error message is return:

    Your edit was not saved because it contains a new external link to a site registered on Wikipedia's blacklist.

  4. Expected result is that error should not be return. As that domain name seems to be about a reputable organisation.

Francewhoa (talk) 23:33, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

@Francewhoa: There is a log, which brings us to Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Spam/2008_Archive_Jan_1.5#InfoSec_Institute. It was spammed, resulting in blacklisting. Very little use has been shown since (someone suggested that it could be a primary source sometimes). I'd suggest to Defer to Whitelist for the cases that are really needed. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:15, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
Hi @Beetstra:) Thanks for your reply and those useful links. I realize now that some blacklist logs were archived. I'll try to remember that next time I search those logs. Indeed according to that 2008 log, that domain name was abused by 4 anonymous users and 2 registered users. As of today May 14, 2018 only one of those user is still registered. And does not seem to have abuse that domain name since 2008. As for the other users, like you wrote there was little or no abuse for the last ~9 years. I'll try to suggest a whitelist. Francewhoa (talk) 04:44, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
@Francewhoa: there is also Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Infosec_Institute, though the situation may have changed dramatically since then.
Abuse is of course not obvious .. it cannot be abused as it is blacklisted. There may be things in the logs, but they are impossible to find.
I guess whitelisting the about page and maybe one or two defining documents on their servers as primary references for the article you wrote is enough for now. I don't know if there is much need for this on other articles. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:00, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
@Beetstra:) Thanks for the information about that 2006 deleted article. I was not involved back then 11 years ago. Maybe the 2006 contributor(s) wrote it in a fashion not complying with Wikipedia agreements. I don't know the details about the 2006 background and context. So I trust the contributors judgement back then. As for that 2017 article I contributed to it's all new content. I tried to add reputable sources to that 2017 article. The only whitelisting need for now is for that one Wikipedia article. I'm not aware of other needs for now. By the way I created the whitelist suggestion here. Thanks again for the suggestion. Francewhoa (talk) 05:47, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

opposingviews.com

  • opposingviews.com: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

I'm wondering why opposingviews.com is banned? It is cited in Cockfight#India but without the url unfortunately. I can't see any reason to exclude this website eg Wikipedia_WikiProject Spam_LinkReports_opposingviews.com tells me nothing obvious. Over to youse... DadaNeem (talk) 09:44, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

@DadaNeem: I am surprised that you say that the report is not telling you anything obvious. It shows edits by User:Paperbroke1, who in mainspace (see contribs) ONLY added links to this site. In short, this has been spammed. Symbol declined.svg Declined, Defer to Whitelist for specific links on this domain. --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:27, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Hold on; you're saying that because 1 user spammed to this site , all users are forbidden to link to it? DadaNeem (talk) 10:33, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

imhabib.com

  • imhabib.com: Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

Plz remove line \bimhabib\.com\b from this list. actually some months before I was editing some stuff then Wikipedia block this site plz unblock I hate spamming next time I will take care of this thanks Tkabadsha (talk) 10:13, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

@Tkabadsha: Symbol declined.svg Declined. this was plain reference spamming, the link is not appropriate for what it was used, not relevant to the subject, let alone suitable as a reference. --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:24, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

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  • {{/request|213416274#Section_name}}
  • Insert the oldid 213416274 a hash "#" and the Section_name (Underscoring_spaces_where_applicable):
  • Use within the entry log here.

For Spam reports or requests originating from Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Spam use template {{WPSPAM|0#section_name}}

  • {{WPSPAM|182725895#Section_name}}
  • Insert the oldid 182725895 a hash "#" and the Section_name (Underscoring_spaces_where_applicable):
  • Use within the entry log here.

Have added a supplement, a general " how-to of sorts. --Hu12 (talk) 10:31, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Note: if you do not log your entries it may be removed if someone appeals and no valid reasons can be found.

Addition to the COIBot reports

The lower list in the COIBot reports now have after each link four numbers between brackets (e.g. "www.example.com (0, 0, 0, 0)"):

  1. first number, how many links did this user add (is the same after each link)
  2. second number, how many times did this link get added to wikipedia (for as far as the linkwatcher database goes back)
  3. third number, how many times did this user add this link
  4. fourth number, to how many different wikipedia did this user add this link.

If the third number or the fourth number are high with respect to the first or the second, then that means that the user has at least a preference for using that link. Be careful with other statistics from these numbers (e.g. good user do add a lot of links). If there are more statistics that would be useful, please notify me, and I will have a look if I can get the info out of the database and report it. The bots are running on a new database, Eagle 101 is working on transferring the old data into this database so it becomes more reliable.

For those with access to IRC, there this data is available in real time. --Dirk Beetstra T C 10:41, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

poking COIBot

I notice that sometimes people who are not active on IRC need some link reports. Admins here can now add {{LinkSummary|domain}} to User:COIBot/Poke, when COIBot picks up the edit to that page (and it should), it will put the domains into its reporting queue (high priority, which is, only behind waiting XWiki reports) and create a report on the link(s). The first report should be saved within about 5 minutes, if it takes longer than 15 minutes there is probably something wrong, and it may be useful to add the template with the link again (it reads the added part of the diffs (the right column)), or poke me or another person who is active on IRC personally. Hope this is of help. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 12:46, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

P.S. Please don't overuse this function, everything still needs to be saved .. --Dirk Beetstra T C 12:54, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
It had some startup problems, but all seems to work fine now. --Dirk Beetstra T C 17:27, 4 June 2008 (UTC)


Discussion


Protected edit request on 24 May 2017

Plz remove line \bimhabib\.com\b from this list. actually some months before I was editing some stuff then Wikipedia block this site plz unblock I hate spamming next time I will take care of this thanks Tkabadsha (talk) 10:13, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Tkabadsha - Why do you need this website removed from the blacklist? Your request speaks of about how you "hate spamming" and how "next time [you] will take care of this" - this is definitely not what I want to read in an edit request to have a URL removed from the Spam Blacklist... not at all. You also speak nothing about the article subject that it would be useful and could used to properly reference, nor how it's secondary and reliable. Sorry, but I'm not buying it. Your edit request is denied. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 10:22, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
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