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Mediawiki:Spam-blacklist is meant to be used by the spam blacklist extension. Unlike the meta spam blacklist, this blacklist affects pages on the English Wikipedia only. Any administrator may edit the spam blacklist. See Wikipedia:Spam blacklist for more information about the spam blacklist.


Instructions for editors

There are 4 sections for posting comments below. Please make comments in the appropriate section. These links take you to the appropriate section:

  1. Proposed additions
  2. Proposed removals
  3. Troubleshooting and problems
  4. Discussion

Each section has a message box with instructions. In addition, please sign your posts with ~~~~ after your comment.

Completed requests are archived. All additions and removals are also logged.


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 - 811365334 after you have closed the request. See here for more info on logging.
snippet for logging: {{/request|811365334#section_name}}
snippet for logging of WikiProject Spam items: {{WPSPAM|811365334#section_name}}


Proposed additions

Torrent socks

These are persistently substituted as alternative URLs on the respective torrent trackers. Please see User_talk:Ivanvector#More_torrent_sockpuppeteering for more information. Thanks, —PaleoNeonate – 07:30, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

See this sockpuppet investigation. I've been doing this for years, and this is one very persistent person, particularly with the spamming of non-English language Wikipedias, seen here.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 08:17, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
@PaleoNeonate: Defer to Global blacklist, cross-wiki problem. --Dirk Beetstra T C 23:43, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
@PaleoNeonate: Handled on meta. --Dirk Beetstra T C 23:44, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
Super, thank you very much, —PaleoNeonate – 03:30, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, now that these URLs are on the spam blacklist it has put an end to fun and games with them. I only hope that our friend doesn't set up similar sounding domains to repeat the performance.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 06:20, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Torrent links - set 2

Oh dear. As suspected, this game could be played with many different domains, and this one is not on the list:
@Ianmacm: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 11:43, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Torrent links - set 3

@Ianmacm: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 19:09, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

Torrent links - set 4

@Panu7: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 18:32, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Torrent links - set 5

@Ianmacm: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 07:17, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, out of mild interest I had a look at thekickass.net to see why it is so important to our sockpuppet friend. It is a lookalike version of the old KickassTorrents and there are a lot of these around. It may contain malicious JavaScript or other code, so it should not be visited for this reason alone.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 07:23, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

remedyforu.us

--Nothing encyclopedic can be sourced from this site; being spammed by two IPs, the second after the first was blocked for spamming. Jytdog (talk) 21:48, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Just spammed again by 49.14.249.46 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • blacklist hits • AbuseLog • what links to user page • COIBot • count • block log • x-wiki • Edit filter search • WHOIS • RDNS • tracert • robtex.com • StopForumSpam • Google • AboutUs • Project HoneyPot) -- Jytdog (talk) 20:40, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. Feels like we should just blacklist everything with "remedy" in the URL at some point. Kuru (talk) 21:06, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

chinaguidedtour.com

Links
IPs

Repeated spamming by multiple IPs to multiple articles. Deli nk (talk) 18:11, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

plus Added MER-C 02:21, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

crocels.org

Please see the discussion WP:AN#Jonathan Bishop and comment there. GoldenRing (talk) 21:09, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

@GoldenRing: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 21:41, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

stockintrend.in

Repeated spamming in Goods and Services Tax (India), continued after final warning. Anonymous "financial advisor" (it's a personal blog in broken English, registered in June 2016 - "About" page is at stockintrend.in/about-us/). No foreseeable encyclopedic usage. GermanJoe (talk) 12:29, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

@GermanJoe: You missed half of the accounts:
plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 12:40, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
I am not an admin and probably don't know half of the tools - so it's manual digging for me. Just saying ;). GermanJoe (talk) 12:49, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
@GermanJoe: just wait for the COIBot report ('COIBot' in the template) .. I was considering the 2 accounts with 3 edits you found a bit thin .. but 3 users with the same name, and an IP with same edit summary .. that should be enough. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:00, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

More?

Poking this one, maybe related to one in main section (same spammers). --Dirk Beetstra T C 12:40, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Akinpelu1990/jimiwriter sockfarm

Here are some domains they are spamming on Swahili Wikipedia.

I've emailed off-wiki evidence to functionaries. ☆ Bri (talk) 18:44, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

This will need to go to the global blacklist, it wasn't just the Swahili and English Wikipedias that were spammed. Please make sure the evidence gets to a steward. MER-C 03:06, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
@Bri: per MER-C, Defer to Global blacklist, cross-wiki problem. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:12, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
Meta wants "evidence of spamming on several wikis and prior blacklisting on at least one" wiki. Is this possible? ☆ Bri (talk) 05:25, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
@Bri: We have the COIBot reports (bluelinked 'COIBot' in the LinkSummaries, see e.g. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Spam/LinkReports/what-to-do-in.co.uk#Additions), bring it there, I'll pull the trigger (you can basically copy-paste the report, point it here, and I will just pull the trigger. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:29, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
Okay done. Hope that was correct, the formatting looka different on meta ☆ Bri (talk) 06:40, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
@Bri: Handled on meta. --Dirk Beetstra T C 07:25, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

xerago.com

Long-time spamming domain, latest additions by:

Pure marketing with no foreseeable encyclopedic usage. For a detailed report by Ronz with additional related users and other links, see CVM Platform's user talkpage (I haven't done an in-depth check of these additional incidents myself). GermanJoe (talk) 11:38, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Stormfront

There are 430 links to Stormfront on Wikipedia. The appropriate number may be as high as three. have removed most uses of Stormfront as a source in article, over the months and years, but it is regularly proposed on talk pages. I think it's time to end that. Guy (Help!) 00:32, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Christmas 29

Why 29? I don't know. The two editors, both new both adding "references" to the unreliable source. Clearly something is up. Walter Görlitz (talk) 07:44, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

@Walter Görlitz: one more:
plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 07:58, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I thought I checked for additional links, but clearly missed those three. An IP in Pakistan adding Christmas links? Something extremely fishy here. Walter Görlitz (talk) 08:07, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Undoubtedly SEO. Not much on the range. I can't answer "why 29", but here you go. MER-C 08:15, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Adsense google_ad_client = pub-7360934011747342 (Track - Report - reverseinternet.com • meta: Track - Report)

Spammers

Stale for CU:

@Walter Görlitz: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:34, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

couponstan.com

couponstan.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 • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

Request was originally created in [2017] by MER-C, no action taken then. New IP, .207, appeared recently and was aggressively and deceptively spamming the site. Not going to be a reliable source and being spammed - probably time to put a stop to this. Draft:Couponstan does exist but I'd call it iffy at best. Ravensfire (talk) 22:24, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

After the .207 IP was blocked, Nupur singh shows up and creates the draft article I mentioned, plus a copy in their userspace and continues the overprocessed canned meat product. Given the history, I'm going to tag the draft and user space for G11 speedy deletion. Ravensfire (talk) 22:55, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
plus Added MER-C 04:24, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

broadbandhk.com

broadbandhk.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 • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

In Hong Kong, the ISP outsourcing the installation and marketing to other companies. The IP concerned added the spam site (a site promoting their own referral service) back to 2016 and undiscovered until today. Matthew_hk tc 06:21, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

add more IP (stale for long time since 2014) Matthew_hk tc 06:30, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
May require global block, enwiki cleaned up, but not the others. Matthew_hk tc 06:45, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
homebroadbandhk.com

homebroadbandhk.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 • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

same reasoning with above section (broadbandhk.com). Despite stale and the link seem not reappeared again after first removal. Adding it may prevent once and for all protecting, although the outsourcing firm may just register any domain. Matthew_hk tc 06:40, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

I guess there are more, linked post to above. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:13, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
@Matthew hk: Defer to Global blacklist, cross-wiki problem. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:13, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
Seem Skykiller62 just a translator, that copy the wrong info from en-wiki to fr-wiki. Added a thread to meta-wiki. Matthew_hk tc 09:34, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
@Matthew hk: Handled on meta. --Dirk Beetstra T C 11:54, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
just dig out related spam site (about the past exam paper for exams of financial practitioner); it was cleaned long time ago in en-wiki, but not in zh-wiki, but now solved. Thanks for the additional to spam list. Matthew_hk tc 11:57, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

devicelock.com

devicelock.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 • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

Obviously conflicted editor who will not talk, and keeps spamming this into articles. Jytdog (talk) 22:10, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

@Jytdog: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:07, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Jytdog (talk) 04:13, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Proposed removals

aluminiumleader.com

aluminiumleader.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 • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

Unfortunately, I do not know why the site was blacklisted. Search in blocking logs returned no results; neither did the "tracked" and "advanced" links or any other links mentioned in the header box. This site is run by a major aluminium producing company, Rusal, and I intend to use it for the article aluminium and possibly a few related ones. I would greatly appreciated if someone removed the site from the blacklist or at least explained by it was added there in the first place and what could be done to remove the site from the blacklist.--R8R (talk) 12:39, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

@R8R: not blacklisted locally, Defer to Global blacklist to request global removal, or Defer to Whitelist to ask for local whitelisting of specific links. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:00, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
I see; thank you for your response and suggestions.--R8R (talk) 13:02, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
Handled on meta. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:53, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Myshoesguide.com

Unfortunately, im newbe here and dont know why the site was blacklisted. Maybe, due to spaming on some pages! sorrrry for that! i'll appreciated if someone removed the site from the blacklist. i Never ever gonna do this again!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alamin333 (talkcontribs) 07:40, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

@Alamin333: not blacklisted locally, Defer to Global blacklist to request global removal, or Defer to Whitelist to ask for local whitelisting of specific links. --Dirk Beetstra T C 07:57, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

China Highlights

Probably best treatment of Shanhaiguan on the internet. No good reason for it to be blocked afaict. — LlywelynII 01:38, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

@LlywelynII: I think that 110+ spam socks is a darn good reason. —Dirk Beetstra T C 03:45, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
Obnoxious Chinese posters aren't really a reason to block good material from the website. Just block the obnoxious posters' ISPs. — LlywelynII 03:50, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
@LlywelynII: 110 named accounts (and a couple of IPs), all blocked. Reason enough.
Thanks for pointing me here, it looks like they continued after 2009 with other websites. Blacklisting their links and blocking their accounts was apparently not enough--Dirk Beetstra T C 04:27, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

EconLib

Offers a lot of known-publisher (not self-published) essays and books about economics and sociology, such as Malthus, Hayek, and Mill. - Knight of BAAWA (talk) 13:53, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

@Knight of BAAWA:  Declined - see lengthy discussions linked here. It was added by editors in a paid-editing ring and where there is clear connection between said editors and people linked to the site. --Dirk Beetstra T C 14:23, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

FiveBooks

This domain is on the global blacklist, and I don't think it should be. It seems it was blacklisted in May 2011, as a spammer. The site is made up of interviews of well-known people, followed by their recommendations for books on the topic which is their specialty. I tried to add a quote from the Shakespeare scholar Stanley Wells to the King Lear page, and found that this site was blacklisted.

Kirkmc (talk) 14:34, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

@Kirkmc: as you state, it is not blacklisted locally, Defer to Global blacklist to request global removal, or Defer to Whitelist to ask for local whitelisting of specific links. --Dirk Beetstra T C 14:19, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, I'm not sure exactly what that means. I followed a link to this page from an article about blacklisting. Kirkmc (talk) 13:39, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

@Kirkmc: you say "This domain is on the global blacklist, and I don't think it should be." - if you think it should not be on the global blacklist, then you have to request delisting on the global blacklist. And/or you go to the local whitelist, and either ask to override the whole global blacklist for this link (a rarely successful approach), or you ask on our local whitelist to have a specific link that you want to use. As it is not locally blacklisted, we cannot delist here, and therefore, we cannot do anything here. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:55, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

cbronline.com

Domain was added to blacklist over seven years ago, with the comment "mainly the foo-business-review sites". I see no direct problem with the site at first glance, maybe it has changed since 2010, but I would like to specifically use the article "GAMETEK SELLS EUROPEAN OPERATIONS" (cannot link it since the domain is blacklisted), from August 1994 (articles that old are rare), on our Rockstar Toronto article, that I look forward to expanding/rewriting in the near future. Lordtobi () 20:15, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

@Lordtobi:  Declined, Defer to Whitelist for specific links on this domain. This is/was long-term spammed, please just whitelist what you need. Note that much of the material is replaceable by original postings and/or archives of original postings - there websites regurgitate what others publish, not much original data. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:11, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Troubleshooting and problems

Logging / COIBot Instr

Blacklist logging

Full Instructions for Admins


Quick Reference

For Spam reports or requests originating from this page, use template {{/request|0#section_name}}

  • {{/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

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