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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.

Anan IslamEdit

Please blacklist Anan Islam, Md Anan Islam and मोहम्मद आनान इस्लाम. This person have a long story of cross-wiki spam lasting more than six months and several dozens of sockpuppets and global bans. w:Wikidata:Requests for checkuser/Case/Ananislam138. --Trade (talk) 20:09, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

@Trade: User name, or page name? Will it work, they typically just go for a variation outside of the listing. Have you checked global-search for collateral damage? I will add to the ego AF filter that is in place  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:19, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
Page name. They don't use their real name as account name anymore. --Trade (talk) 10:38, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Foutre in FrenchEdit

Hello Billinghurst,
First of all, I wish you a happy new year. I come back to you since my first proposal. Effectively, the use of "foutre" (strong language) has since increased faster compared to the period 2009-2019. According to your request, the administrators of frWP voted in favor of the global addition unanimously. The final RegEx is only valid for new accounts (<newaccountonly>): .*f[\x{ff10}OՕOo༠o0°]+utr(e(?!(in|l|n|yn)\b)|al).*. Cordially. —Eihel (talk) 15:10, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

@Eihel: Thanks for the detailed proposal and regex;   Done per addition, noting of course that there is no visible log of any consequences. For anyone who comes later to understand and undertake a review, please propose any regex change initially at at w:fr:Discussion MediaWiki:Titleblacklist with the reference m:special:permalink/20981933  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:00, 18 January 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 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)

The regex construction is unusual, as it either needs two matches, or it needs three matches. It doesn't actually make sense to have the middle set to be conditional as that is just the continuation of the all characters wildcard. I would suggest that we make the three parts the regex.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:58, 5 November 2020 (UTC)
@Vituzzu: Re this special:diff/19102572 edit, I am trying to understand the benefit or the purpose of the second conditional match.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:58, 5 November 2020 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: AFAIR both him and Giovanni Prinzi (the LTA pushing any name I put on title blacklist) use many different variations of this name: "mattia morleo", "morleo mattia", "vlad morleo", "morleo vlad", "mattia vlad morleo", "morleo mattia vlad", etc. --Vituzzu (talk) 14:45, 13 November 2020 (UTC)
@Vituzzu: That is not my question, this is not about the individual phrases. The regex has the same phrase three times, though makes the second optional, so in essence just is requiring two matches, not the three (we have redundancy). Two matches is showing false positives. So do we go back to three, or do we need to make the the middle section different so it skips titles with subpages?  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:26, 13 November 2020 (UTC)
If we need three then .*(mattia|vlad|morleo).*(mattia|vlad|morleo).*(mattia|vlad|morleo).*, whereas if we are wanting two and something to avoid Xover's example then we could user .*(mattia|vlad|morleo)[^\/]*(mattia|vlad|morleo).* which ignores the two when there is a forward slash.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:50, 13 November 2020 (UTC)
Mine was indeed wrong, but I was wondering why did I write it that way. Anyway, as usual, you can always change my addition on need. --Vituzzu (talk) 21:38, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

  Done changing regex per discussion.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:08, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

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