Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam

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Calendar download link in ~20 articles

I'm not sure if this type of link is acceptable. The download link on the target page doesn't work for me so I'm also unsure if it's free or under paywall. Several of the links were added by this user. User and talk page also show now-blanked past promotion (1, 2). Thanks, —PaleoNeonate – 11:39, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Two more previous spammers likely associated with the site:
The site is being spammed and should get blacklisted (3 spamming SPA accounts, first one is blocked). The site's "non-profit" claim is irrelevant - spamming of any type of link to promote external websites or publications is prohibited. Both previous spammers have also been clearly notified about this problem on their respective talkpages. GermanJoe (talk) 06:52, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
@PaleoNeonate: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:01, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Ok, thanks Beetstra. I assumed that it is also confirmed that the link should be removed from articles, but I wonder if it's acceptable for some relevant articles. The first one I fall on has this mess which I'm not sure what to do with for instance: Islamic_calendar#Calendar-date_converters making me realize that this was far from the only similar external link. Should I simply boldly delete all of them? Some like fourmilab or dmoztools are very familiar names; some also appear to be on university sites. Thanks, —PaleoNeonate – 08:17, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

@PaleoNeonate: .. what you describe sounds like a linkfamr or internet directory to me .. WP:NOT failure. —Dirk Beetstra T C 08:43, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

All instances removed from main article space. —PaleoNeonate – 10:47, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

NationalDetectives

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  • nationaldetectives.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
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.-KH-1 (talk) 05:46, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

@KH-1: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:49, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

spiritsecret.com

I just caught the addition of two links to it, then noticed that about 10 articles link to it, usually presented as direct external link or as an inline external link, sometimes as a source. Thanks, —PaleoNeonate – 07:18, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

There's a big, long list of spammers at Wikipedia:WikiProject Spam/LinkReports/spiritsecret.com. Blacklisted. MER-C 07:20, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
Wow, I didn't realize. Still impressive that there were only 10 links in main space. Thank you very much, —PaleoNeonate – 07:26, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

indianwikimedia.com

indianwikimedia.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

The domain name for this advertising agency appears to be intended to look like a WMF affiliate, which it obviously isn't. Spam links have been added both as external links and - more often - as references. [www.indianwikimedia.com/television/news/why-is-detective-dev-anand-burman-a-criminal/2017/07/12 Here] is a pretty typical example of an "article", showing the very poor content - the site is basically a gossip outlet, probably designed to draw customers for the agency. Please blacklist. --bonadea contributions talk 12:07, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Added. Did you report the domain to legal-tm-vio@wikimedia.org? MER-C 12:13, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
No, I haven't done that. Thanks for the pointer, I'll email them now. --bonadea contributions talk 12:18, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Children's literature

  • saturnanimation.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 reverted this edit on Children's literature [1]. But this editor appears to be involved in adding multiple links to, what appears to be commercial sites. I have reverted several other edits but believe that a more knowledgable editor should intervene. Rwood128 (talk) 13:32, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

I added links to the website, which offers interactive adaptations of fairy tales. They could be very useful for parents who want to spend more time with their kids, reading stories together. I assume, according to WP policy on spam , a differentiation should be made between spam articles and legitimate articles about commercial entities. Sorry if there was a misunderstanding. Best, Nazim — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nazim Ragimov (talkcontribs) 17:22, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Note, my edits and some by User talk:KH-1 have been reverted. Rwood128 (talk) 17:25, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

For Nazim Ragimov see [2]. Rwood128 (talk) 18:59, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Another interesting link

  • surlalunefairytales.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

Unrelated to the above editor I think, but interestingly found in ~300+ articles as external link, but we don't seem to have an article about the site (or I didn't find it). —PaleoNeonate – 18:19, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Update: some are references like at The Lambkin and the Little Fish. Unsure if considered a reliable source, it's not contentious material but seems to be a personal compilation. —PaleoNeonate – 18:26, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

babepedia.com

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Spamming from a dynamic ip. There's been some spamming prior to June, most cleaned up by @Hullaballoo Wolfowitz:, but the spamming has escalated considerably since. Suggest giving to XLinkBot. --Ronz (talk) 17:10, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
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