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The associated page is used by the MediaWiki Spam Blacklist extension, and lists regular expressions which cannot be used in URLs in any page in Wikimedia Foundation projects (as well as many external wikis). Any meta administrator can edit the spam blacklist; either manually or with SBHandler. For more information on what the spam blacklist is for, and the processes used here, please see Spam blacklist/About.
Proposed additions
Please provide evidence of spamming on several wikis and prior blacklisting on at least one. Spam that only affects a single project should go to that project's local blacklist. Exceptions include malicious domains and URL redirector/shortener services. Please follow this format. Please check back after submitting your report, there could be questions regarding your request.
Proposed removals
Please check our list of requests which repeatedly get declined. Typically, we do not remove domains from the spam blacklist in response to site-owners' requests. Instead, we de-blacklist sites when trusted, high-volume editors request the use of blacklisted links because of their value in support of our projects. Please consider whether requesting whitelisting on a specific wiki for a specific use is more appropriate - that is very often the case.
Other discussion
Troubleshooting and problems - If there is an error in the blacklist (i.e. a regex error) which is causing problems, please raise the issue here.
Discussion - Meta-discussion concerning the operation of the blacklist and related pages, and communication among the spam blacklist team.
#wikimedia-external-linksconnect - Real-time IRC chat for co-ordination of activities related to maintenance of the blacklist.
There is no global whitelist, so if you are seeking a whitelisting of a url at a wiki then please address such matters via use of the respective Mediawiki talk:Spam-whitelist page at that wiki, and you should consider the use of the template {{edit protected}} or its local equivalent to get attention to your edit.

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Completed requests are marked as {{added}}/{{removed}} or {{declined}}, and are generally archived quickly. Additions and removals are logged · current log 2019/11.

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Proposed additionsEdit

  This section is for proposing that a website be blacklisted; add new entries at the bottom of the section, using the basic URL so that there is no link (, not Provide links demonstrating widespread spamming by multiple users on multiple wikis. Completed requests will be marked as {{added}} or {{declined}} and archived.


Seeking the opinion of the community about the file sharing site that has numbers of nefarious uses, and has recently the spambots utilising it, though I cannot tell what is at the end of the links. As the spambots are using other banned links, or too many urls it is not especially turning up in the reports, however, it is showing up through abusefilters.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:42, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: I would regard this worrisome .. although there are undoubtedly good reasons for sharing files, this is just asking for cases where copyright violating content ( deleted revid] -> is 'XBRL for Dummies', available from Amazon, I doubt that that is freely downloadable), malware, illegal software systems is being shared. Do you believe it when someone writes: 'there is more data in this excel file'?? I don't, that should be showing a path ending in .xls .. and even then. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 11:50, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
Esily abusable, and not checkable. I think that it should be confined linking as you expressed. Though feel that a consensus of the community is the best means forward, rather than IMNSHO.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:05, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
Community discussion .. where? --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 12:25, 5 November 2019 (UTC) and co (Endgame360)Edit

The 4 sites are from the same company/group, Endgame360. ([][][][]) It's a family of unreliable sites, riddled with advertisements, blatantly practicing yellow journalism. In the instances where it is factual, it's direct copying/paraphrasing from other publications that should be used as sources instead. BLP violations, obvious lies, and spam are routinely published on these sites. The websites have no value for Wikimedia projects, and should be blacklisted to prevent further abuse. I would add it myself, however due to the extensive amount of link additions I'd prefer to discuss it first. Best regards, Vermont (talk) 01:12, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

@Vermont: ... (I've disabled the live-links here, they would hinder archiving when we blacklist). --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 07:52, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing that. Vermont (talk) 12:39, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
Praxidicae noted it here a couple of months ago. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 07:53, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

  Comment Whilst we can all have an opinion, these are links validly added by communities by users of standing. None of these sites appear to be blacklisted at any of the sites, so what right do we have to blacklist their use? I don't see that global blacklisting fits within the scope in which we operate on the existing situations and links. As a bare minimum I would like to see local wikis manage it,and look to blacklist the use.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:59, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Proposed additions (Bot reported)Edit

  This section is for domains which have been added to multiple wikis as observed by a bot.

These are automated reports, please check the records and the link thoroughly, it may report good links! For some more info, see Spam blacklist/Help#COIBot_reports. Reports will automatically be archived by the bot when they get stale (less than 5 links reported, which have not been edited in the last 7 days, and where the last editor is COIBot).

  • If the report contains links to less than 5 wikis, then only add it when it is really spam
  • Otherwise just revert the link-additions, and close the report; closed reports will be reopened when spamming continues
  • To close a report, change the LinkStatus template to closed ({{LinkStatus|closed}})
  • Please place any notes in the discussion section below the HTML comment


The LinkWatchers report domains meeting the following criteria:

  • When a user mainly adds this link, and the link has not been used too much, and this user adds the link to more than 2 wikis
  • When a user mainly adds links on one server, and links on the server have not been used too much, and this user adds the links to more than 2 wikis
  • If ALL links are added by IPs, and the link is added to more than 1 wiki
  • If a small range of IPs have a preference for this link (but it may also have been added by other users), and the link is added to more than 1 wiki.
COIBot's currently open XWiki reports
List Last update By Site IP R Last user Last link addition User Link User - Link User - Link - Wikis Link - Wikis 2019-11-12 03:34:22 COIBot R HK7015
1970-01-01 05:00:00 632 0 2019-11-12 02:08:33 COIBot R Legeat
2019-11-11 22:22:27 5 3

Proposed removalsEdit

  This section is for proposing that a website be unlisted; please add new entries at the bottom of the section.

Remember to provide the specific domain blacklisted, links to the articles they are used in or useful to, and arguments in favour of unlisting. Completed requests will be marked as {{removed}} or {{declined}} and archived.

See also recurring requests for repeatedly proposed (and refused) removals.


  • The addition or removal of a domain from the blacklist is not a vote; please do not bold the first words in statements.
  • This page is for the removal of domains from the global blacklist, not for removal of domains from the blacklists of individual wikis. For those requests please take your discussion to the pertinent wiki, where such requests would be made at Mediawiki talk:Spam-blacklist at that wiki. Search spamlists — remember to enter any relevant language code


hi, can I find out the reason for adding the trancepodium site to the blacklist? I am trying to edit articles about notorious DJ's in RU-wiki, and this site gives to refer to the received awards of these DJ's. --Fanatikvoice (talk) 19:27, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

@Fanatikvoice: See the XWiki report in the summary above. It appears that it was a forum site that was xwiki abused in 2010. If you are looking to use it at ruWP, then I suggest that request to whitelist it at ruWP and I see that you have made that request already.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:31, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the answer. I will create a request to add this site to the whitelist for RuWP. The application can be closed. --Fanatikvoice (talk) 11:27, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

Troubleshooting and problemsEdit

  This section is for comments related to problems with the blacklist (such as incorrect syntax or entries not being blocked), or problems saving a page because of a blacklisted link. This is not the section to request that an entry be unlisted (see Proposed removals above).


  This section is for discussion of Spam blacklist issues among other users.

/* MOZ en blacklist ? */Edit


J'ai mis à jour la page en Français "optimisation des moteurs de recherche', afin de mentionner l'importance des critères EAT et YMYL de Google dans le SEO. mais wikipedia m'indique "Note : pour la lecture de la liste noire, vous devez noter que le point « . » y est remplacé par « \. ». La chaîne de caractères « » a déclenché le détecteur de spam." Ors je suis "obligé" de citer MOZ, car c'est la référence mondiale en ce qui concerne le DA (autorité d'un nom de domaine) pour ce qui concerne le référencement naturel. Que faut il faire ? Merci --Nicolas Editeur (talk) 14:43, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

@Nicolas Editeur: From your report it is difficult to know the specific domain that is problematic. If you can list the specific domain that would be helfpul. If not, we will need to ask for the assistance of a local administrator to review their logs for the domain. Are you editing at French Wikipedia?  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:35, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
alternatively please post the exact text of the url (remove the http/https) component so we can test the issue.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:37, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Help needed!Edit

I use a hosted wiki software, that use this spam list. How to put some links in a whitelist, with admin privileges?

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