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 — only non-autoconfirmed users are unable to create/upload/move such pages
  • noedit — users are also unable to edit this article
  • casesensitive — don't ignore case when checking title for being blacklisted
  • errmsg — 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 and template editors can override this list on all actions. Account creators can override this list on account creations only.

Blacklisted usernames

I notice that there are a number of <newaccountonly> rules in the blacklist despite it now being supposedly being managed from Meta per phab:T38939. Is this incorrect, or can the local entries be removed and copied to Meta as appropriate? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 16:53, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

  • My understanding is that their presence here will have no effect, and judging by some recent accounts I've seen, that is true. I'd say bring them up at meta, though in some recent discussions the folks there have been hesitant to blacklist names of interest to one project only. Kind of a catch-22, that... CrowCaw 17:59, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, comparing [1] with [2] suggests that it is not effective. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 18:55, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
I've removed these entries. I'll ask about adding some of them on meta:Talk:Title blacklist; many of them are too broad for a global project, I think. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 19:19, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
If a group of naughty accounts are being created from enwiki and editing only here, then an entry in the local blacklist makes sense. Just like how accounts aren't globally locked when they vandalize on one wiki. When just used on enwiki-specific vandalism, this won't have any negative effects on SUL finalization. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 03:57, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: I think the problem discussed above is that adding them here doesn't actually work - the accounts still get created. — xaosflux Talk 04:19, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
If the account creation process is happening here, then the local blacklist should prevent them from being made. If the master tries to bypass the local blacklist by creating from another project, then that would be enough reason to add the name to the global blacklist. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 05:10, 21 January 2018 (UTC) Oh no, I just didn't read through the whole bug. I didn't realize that the functionality had been completely switched off at the local level. Obviously at Meta we should take any such reasonable requests then. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 05:20, 21 January 2018 (UTC)


Since people is trying to recreate Freshdesk article and drafts all of time, Freshdesk should be listed at title blacklist. 2A02:C7F:9659:4500:3DDD:F1F8:F91:7058 (talk) 15:29, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

That's unnecessary because Freshdesk was salted after it was last deleted. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 15:37, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Someone has created a draft version to get around the full create protection and it was listed for MfD. 2A02:C7F:9659:4500:3DDD:F1F8:F91:7058 (talk) 15:42, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Some people that works at Freshdesk has trying to get the page unsalted and nope. We now need to put Freshdesk into title blacklist because someone has created a draft version. 2A02:C7F:9659:4500:9158:3C4B:7629:188F (talk) 19:06, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
It now time to put Freshdesk into title blacklist now both mainspace and draft version is full create protected. 2A02:C7F:963F:BA00:E563:6FD1:3949:3B5F (talk) 16:51, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Prophet Daddy Hezekiah

You might need to do something around Daddy Hezekial as the author is running at as Prof and Prophet and will probably find other variants. KJP1 (talk) 16:50, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Blacklisted title effects?

I have TE rights, and so I could create Template:Ship/doc/fixed prefix: documentation. I got the warning that prefix: is blacklisted here, and that editing required TE rights.

I can work with that, but my question is: are there more drawbacks from this (apart from the fact that editing is limited)? I'd like to use the word "prefix", as in Ship prefix. Any advice? (move, continue, else)? FYI, when I moved a page into a "prefix:" pagename, I do not remember seeing that warning. Just to say: is there a leak? - DePiep (talk) 17:41, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Others can edit the page. The limitation is only on creation. It only applies to "prefix:" with a colon. It's aimed at users who click a red "You may create the page ..." link after doing a prefix search with "prefix:" in the search. But the search software has actually improved to no longer offer silly creation links for such searches. We may not need the blacklist entry now but I guess it's safer to keep it. PrimeHunter (talk) 17:53, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Green tickY thx - DePiep (talk) 22:14, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Add George Zink into title blacklist

See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Anika86p, lot of socks keeps on recreating it under other titles. 2A02:C7F:963F:BA00:1C30:1B8B:229F:3228 (talk) 17:13, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Why was a name blacklisted?

In general is there a way to find out why an article name was blacklisted? Kendall-K1 (talk) 20:30, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

IPA redirect

Can someone create:

Thanks, – Julia (talk) 01:11, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

 Done Galobtter (pingó mió) 17:39, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Prem Khan

Hey all, is there a way to prevent creation of articles about Prem Khan? This has been an ongoing issue for a few years. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Washim Rahman (and the related archive linked therein). Thanks, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 16:59, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

put .*prem.*khan.* in spam titles Galobtter (pingó mió) 17:40, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
Great, thank you. Regex frightens me. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 14:50, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 28 June 2018

Add mentions of "Danny Lorraine" and star sizes to the list. Those are targeted by this vandal; also see Sockpuppet investigations. (talk) 06:25, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Not done yet. Please provide diffs showing why those two strings should be added, I couldn't find any in the contributions of that person's socks, but I didn't go through every contribution. Fish+Karate 11:27, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

IP talk pages blocked from moves

See thread at WP:VPT#IP talk page blacklisted?. An IP created their talk page at an incorrect location, so I attempted to move it to the correct location (User talk:2600:1002:B00A:E4EB:F021:E054:2B2F:4C37). A rule preventing more than nine consecutive capital letters prevented this move. I suggest an exception for this rule when it comes to user/user talk pages. Home Lander (talk) 02:10, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Not done @Home Lander: you are referring to this right? That should have just been speedy deleted. As for your edit request, I assume you are referring to <nowiki>.*\p{Lu}(\P{L}*\p{Lu}){9}.* <casesensitive | moveonly> # Disallows moves with more than nine consecutive capital letters</nowiki; however you did not provide a specific edit change that you would make so that this could be completed. This section can certainly be used to discuss this rule in general though. — xaosflux Talk 02:55, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: When I first came upon the page, I overlooked the extra stuff at the end of the title, so thinking I was just at the user's talk page already, I overwrote the content with a warning about it. It was after that I noticed that the title was incorrect, so I tried to move it. Yes, that is the line that I'm told prevented the page move. This line is potentially problematic, as shown here, because it prevents page moves to user talks of IP addresses that meet this rule. Home Lander (talk) 03:02, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
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