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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.

For more information on what the title blacklist is for, and the processes used here, please see Title blacklist/About.

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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.

Mustafa Tunahan BodurEdit

Pages with this name are opened especially on trwiki, enwiki (on draft namespace), eswiki, dewiki, afwiki, simplewiki etc. global search and deleted if necessary. Also, as far as I see recently, the pages with this name are opened on medium and small wikis. I deleted them on small wikis or marked them for speedy deletion on other wikis. But the users continue to open it persistently. Can you add it to the blacklist to avoid this cross-wiki spam situation? Regards. --Uncitoyentalk 11:11, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

@Uncitoyen: Adding vanity article names to title blacklist is not that effective as they will just do their variations which requires more vigilance (javad Ramzeani being our usual problem). We can go there in the end, though find that other means are typically better, eg. just deletion, local protection, abuse filters, ip blocks. I find threats quite useful, telling them that we will be assigning them into a personal blacklist of hell. I have put something into the global "vanity" abusefilter and we should review.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:10, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
Oh, and apart from article name, do they have a url they like to push? Blacklisting that is effective. Otherwise this is like spray paint vandalism, clean it away quickly.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:12, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks @Billinghurst:, let's see the effect of the global abusefilter. I can see few url that they are added persistently. One is the url of his social media account, other two urls are websites that share news about him [1] [2] I can't accept these as a reliable source for edit/create the page (if I edit), but there are many articles where the second url is used. Since I don't review these articles in detail, I have no idea for add it to the effective tools. --Uncitoyentalk 14:59, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
@Uncitoyen: I have set COIBot to monitor those domains. If you use IRC and add any yourself to be monitored please add the phrase "Mustafa Tunahan Bodur" to the reason. Makes searching easier.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:05, 28 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. Nowadays, I'm not using IRC due to the latest situations. --Uncitoyentalk 10:19, 28 May 2021 (UTC)

U+3164 (Hangul Filler)Edit

Some LTA have registered user names with this character trying to impersonate others (for example, this one). This should be disallowed in user names. Other similar characters include:


--GZWDer (talk) 15:26, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

@GZWDer: If it is an anti-spoof issue, then it is better that a phabricator ticket be created for mw:extension:AntiSpoof as that will flow through to all the places that anti-spoof is operational, rather than fussing over a legitimate character which in itself is not incorrect.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:50, 7 June 2021 (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 problem on the English WikipediaEdit

Hi, I’m HelenDegenerate, a user from the English Wikipedia. I’m here to request a username to be added to the blacklist. Recently, editors (including me) have been bogged down with vandalism accounts entitled “I can make my t******** go up and down”. Some of them may have been the same person, some may not. I’m proposing that we add the phrase “up and down” to the blacklist, so that any of those weird accounts will automatically be reported by a bot. It’s very tiresome, having to revert the damaging edits and then have to report it to UAA. Adding “up and down” to the blacklist would save us a lot of time— especially our poor admins who have to block all the accounts. Here are some examples: Thanks, Helen —The preceding unsigned comment was added by HelenDegenerate (talk) 19:19, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Unfortunately blacklisting this will just make their usrenames less obvious imo. Praxidicae (talk) 19:20, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
@Praxidicae:, I’m not exactly sure what you mean. Could you explain for me? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by HelenDegenerate (talk) 19:21, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
@HelenDegenerate: There are no logs for title blacklist, so essentially it will stop the creation based on that string. If you are wanting to track, then you would be best to build an abuse filter, and have it flag on account creation on the wiki. If you need a hand over there, then plese ping me, I have the rights to do so. Note that the typical response from an LTA to a title blacklist block is to change the variation of the username, rather than to change their behaviour. Because the title blacklist just stops the action and tells the user, and that there are no logs, then the user will just keep trying variations with impunity of no detection until they get through the restriction.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:58, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
He's been a nuisance on en.wikivoyage as well. Usually, it's best to block him on sight. SHB2000 (talk | contibs | en.wikivoyage | w:User:SHB2000) 13:32, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Clarity pleaseEdit

Hi there. This isn't a proposed addition or removal but can anyone please explain why the word "autistic" is on the title blacklist? Thanks. Pkbwcgs (talk) 21:41, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: Pinging the person who added it onto the blacklist, I saw that you added "autistic" onto the title blacklist here and I'm very interested to know why you did that because it's not a bad word and I don't see any reason to why it should be on there. I'm not proposing that it should be removed but I'm just asking why it's on there. Thanks. Pkbwcgs (talk) 17:31, 20 May 2021 (UTC)
On the Title blacklist log, it says that it's an abusive username. Actually, the word "autistic" is not at all abusive, it's the word that is used to refer to a person who has autism. Pkbwcgs (talk) 17:34, 20 May 2021 (UTC)
Hello @Pkbwcgs. I agree that the word is not abusive, but sadly it was used in the past to create abusive usernames (only new account creations bearing that word are being prevented). It's been some time since it got added so maybe we can try removing it and see if it becomes an issue again. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:46, 20 May 2021 (UTC)
@Pkbwcgs: Like lots of attack names, the LTAs will pick an admin or other prominent user, and then throw whatever insults they can in usernames. This is blocked for being used abusively and insultingly, rather than as an abusive name.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:01, 27 May 2021 (UTC)


There's a regular x-wiki vandal who's usernames always usually have the string "Juris" in the username. While I've reverted some of his x-wiki spam, wouldn't it just be easier if we prevented username creation with this string. I've managed to drive him away on na.wikipedia by setting an edit filter, but I'm not an admin on all the wiki's where all Juris vandalises. Also, all of his edit summaries usually have the summary "scobedos". Reverting this guy's work is sometimes tiresome, and I've basically given up after he's left na.wikipedia. So can we please blacklist this username? SHB2000 (talk | contibs | en.wikivoyage | w:User:SHB2000) 12:32, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

No, for a couple of reasons. It is going to cut out so many productive user names that are reasonably using that part of the string. Plus it is typically ineffective as Juris one minute and Jursi the next, using IP OPs not long after and bounce around. It needs to be other means that control the dufus.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:38, 6 June 2021 (UTC)
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