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The associated page is used by the TitleBlacklist MediaWiki extension, and lists strings of regular expressions that may not be used as page titles or usernames on any Wikimedia projects. Any Meta-Wiki administrator or steward can edit this blacklist.

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Proposed additionsEdit

  This section is for proposing that a page title be blacklisted; add new entries at the bottom of the section. Provide links demonstrating widespread creation by multiple users or IP's. Completed requests will be marked as done or denied and archived.

jaWP LTA username regexEdit

For ja:LTA:ASPEEdit

# Detect anagrams
.*アスペ.* # (A abbreviation of アスペルガー)

It uses anagram of アスペルガー (It means Asperger in Japanese) in account names.--Semi-Brace (talk) 09:44, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

For ja:LTA:NDBTKEdit


It uses "タヒね" in account name, which is variant writing of "死ね" (means "die" in Japanese; It's strong language).--Semi-Brace (talk) 09:44, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

For ja:LTA:IKEEdit

.*(知的?障害?|池沼).* # current
.*(知的?障害?|池.?沼).* # after change

It uses "池 沼" in account name, which is variant writing of "池沼".--Semi-Brace (talk) 09:44, 24 October 2020 (UTC) PS --Semi-Brace (talk) 09:55, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

@Semi-Brace: Please get the support of the jaWP's administrators for these regex, and please ensure get the direction whether we are managing usernames and/or pages. If we are talking pages, then please also check these with administrators at places like jaWikt, jaWS, and other ja language communities that may be appropriate.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:50, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: I'm sorry for ambiguity of propose. It doesn't target pages, but accounts.--Semi-Brace (talk) 09:55, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
Noted, and adjusted title. For these sorts of adjustments I would generally get both stewards and/or local admins to recommend progressing.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:00, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Proposed removalsEdit

  This section is for proposing that a title be unlisted; please add new entries at the bottom of the section. Remember to provide the specific title or regex blacklisted, links to the articles they are used in or useful to, and arguments in favour of unlisting. Completed requests will be marked as done or denied and archived. The addition or removal of a title is not a vote, please do not bold the first words in statements.

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 title. This is not the section to request that an entry be unlisted (see Proposed removals above).

A false positiveEdit

Just to make a note of it, on English Wikisource we just had a false positive hit on the entry .*(mattia|vlad|morleo).*(mattia|vlad|morleo)?.*(mattia|vlad|morleo).*, for the page s:The Conversion of St. Vladimir/A Short Historical Sketch of the life of St. Vladimir (the subpage is the title of a chapter within a book whose title is the parent page name).

This is a likely but not frequent page name on enWS, and the regex looks to me like it attempts to avoid hitting probable legitimate cases, so I'm just noting it here as input to the assumptions underlying that. I don't think there's any particular need to change the blacklist entry (it's bit us just once in the ~2 years the entry's been there). --Xover (talk) 15:48, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

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