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. Additions and removals are logged, reasons for blacklisting can be found there.

Addition of the templates ((Link summary)) (for domains), ((IP summary)) (for IP editors) and ((User summary)) (for users with account) results in the COIBot reports to be refreshed. See User:COIBot for more information on the reports.


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 - 1112795994 after you have closed the request. See here for more info on logging.
snippet for logging: ((/request|1112795994#section_name))
snippet for logging of WikiProject Spam items: ((WPSPAM|1112795994#section_name))
A user-gadget for handling additions to and removals from the spam-blacklist is available at User:Beetstra/Gadget-Spam-blacklist-Handler


Proposed additions


kongashare.com

Oluwafunmilayo1 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · blacklist hits · AbuseLog · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam)
Oluwatofunmi11 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · blacklist hits · AbuseLog · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam)
Kongashare (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · blacklist hits · AbuseLog · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam)
Tojuba001 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · blacklist hits · AbuseLog · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam)
Kayworld22 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · blacklist hits · AbuseLog · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam)
Doglascage (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · blacklist hits · AbuseLog · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam)

Long-running spam campaign.

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Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. OhNoitsJamie Talk

Swarmhr

See COIBot report [1]

Constantly added to the Quiet quitting page [2][3]. Please blacklist.-KH-1 (talk) 12:33, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@KH-1:
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Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --OhNoitsJamie Talk 15:19, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Linksys-extender-setup

A third party website continually being spammed on Linksys WRT54G series.

Users

Please blacklist.-KH-1 (talk) 05:29, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

wendag.com

Edit warring from a single user on a single page is not a criteria for blacklisting. Is there any evidence that it's been spammed by multiple users? OhNoitsJamie Talk 23:49, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ohnoitsjamie: It has been used in another article, however it would be stretching it to call its previous use "spam". tgeorgescu (talk) 00:26, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

darkweblink.com

159.196.51.134 (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)
120.20.134.24 (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)
184.64.17.128 (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)
49.176.155.5 (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)
112.208.224.87 (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)
Iamfinding34 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · blacklist hits · AbuseLog · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam)
Tumsbrakkhlo (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · blacklist hits · AbuseLog · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam)
Hogayatrakia (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · blacklist hits · AbuseLog · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam)

Link has been being spammed by these IPs and throwaway accounts over the past couple of days. They add one link and change IP/accounts. Apparition11 Complaints/Mistakes 00:10, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Apparition11:
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Added to MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. --OhNoitsJamie Talk 03:31, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

movi88.club

Filmterbaik88 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · blacklist hits · AbuseLog · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam)
Filmactionno1 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · blacklist hits · AbuseLog · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam)

This site appears to be a new film-based social network. Multiple editors (or, more likely, one person running multiple sock accounts) has been spamming it on this and other wikis. (See FR and ZH.) Woodroar (talk) 03:24, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

digitalinformation.in

Digital954022 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · blacklist hits · AbuseLog · what links to user page · count · COIBot · user page logs · x-wiki · status · Edit filter search · Google · StopForumSpam)

Adbots appear to be trying to replace articles with advertisements for this site, e.g. Special:AbuseLog/33461974. General Ization Talk 05:51, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed removals

informitv.com

Unable to provide references to "informitv.com" This is news site indexed by Google News, regularly providing news about internet television and video, continuously published since 2004, ISSN 1759-8796. It was apparently blacklisted in 2008. I am not clear why. Please could we consider reinstating to allow citations. Tellytext (talk) 08:56, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This was spammed heavily in 2008 and blacklisted as a result. Defer to Whitelist for situations where alternative links are not available. OhNoitsJamie Talk 21:08, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That was in 2008, over 14 years ago. Is there any reason not to remove this domain from the blacklist now? Meanwhile I have requested specific links for whitelisting. Tellytext (talk) 11:47, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Being indexed by Google news does automatically confer WP:RS status on a site. The links you requested for whitelisting are simply press releases sourced from other sites. OhNoitsJamie Talk 13:33, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This is an industry news site. Some of the material will have been sourced from press releases. That does not mean that the entire site should be blocked as spam. Tellytext (talk) 13:52, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

filmcompanion.in

I have specific webpages of this website to be whitelisted at MediaWiki talk:Spam-whitelist/Archives/2022/09#filmcompanion article for Nijeder Mawte Nijeder Gaan article for over 6 weeks now with no replies yet, having to edit war with the archiver bot several times now. Now, I think, it would be okay to request it's removal from the blacklist itself because of the reasons I already outlined there. Quote "This website's reliability has never been questioned on Wikipedia. But it was added to blacklist due to spamming (MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist/archives/December 2021#FilmCompanion). I need this particular reference in order to add it to Nijeder Mawte Nijeder Gaan reference #6, as it explains the features of the music video section. It was previously a part of the article, see Special:Permalink/1102890332, but I had to remove it for IABot to run on the article." There is another filmcompanion link requested to be whitelisted right above my request at the 2022/09 archive. Thanks! CX Zoom[he/him] (let's talk • {CX}) 20:07, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

salvagedata.com

I couldn't find my site on MediaWiki_talk:Spam-blacklist/log and I have no idea why it was blocked. There is no reason why the site should be blocked. I wanted to add it to the list of references for the Data recovery page, as now the 8th reference (which mentions Data recovery software) is a dead link.

 Not done Your site was blacklisted globally on meta due to spam efforts. To save you time, I can assure you meta won't remove it based on a request from a site owner. OhNoitsJamie Talk 16:58, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Troubleshooting and problems

Unable to provide references to "informitv.com" but it does not appear to be in a blacklist. Please investigate. This is news site indexed by Google News, providing news about internet television and video, continuously published since 2004, ISSN 1759-8796. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tellytext (talkcontribs) 08:03, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is indeed on the blacklist, having been added in 2008 following this report. - MrOllie (talk) 11:52, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for investigating. Sorry, I'm new here. What can be done to remove this block? ~~~ Tellytext (talk) 18:35, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discussion