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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. 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.

Please sign your posts with ~~~~ after your comment. This leaves a signature and timestamp so conversations are easier to follow.

Completed requests are marked as {{added}}/{{removed}} or {{declined}}, and are generally archived quickly. Additions and removals are logged · current log 2021/04.

snippet for logging

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.

Spam Pakistan websites added by IPsEdit

While I'm patrolling on small-wikis today, I noticed that these websites have been added as spam links by IPs on some small and large wikis the last few months. I reverted most of the links. Maybe there are some other different links that I didn't notice. Also, IPs add them with the same edit summaries from similar IP ranges. But maybe IPs can continue to add same links. In this case, can we add them? Billinghurst, you've seen some of these links, maybe you have a good comment. --Uncitoyentalk 08:58, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

    • server IP overlap, same IPs
  • possibly
    • has many users and only one IP user overlap in the range, server IP overlaps with one of the sites though.

    • server IP overlap, several IPs overlap.

    • Very, very old, 1 IP in range, server IP overlap.

    • Overlapping IP ranges, though many other users.

There are some common users in the COIBot reports as well, may collect them later to see. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 12:29, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Definitely blacklist (horrid spam!) and the 5 that Uncitoyen nominated, the other 3 should be put to be monitored.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:14, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Spammed on English, Spanish and Italian Wikipedias. Kleinpecan (talk) 18:39, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

@Kleinpecan:   Added to Spam blacklist, will come back and look at the damage xwiki, definitely problematic additions, thanks for the notiifcation. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 22:08, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Indonesian spammersEdit

Spammed on English, Indonesian, Finnish, and Spanish Wikipedias. Spammed on Indonesian Wikipedia. Spammed on English, Spanish, Indonesian and Finnish Wikipedias (on the last two, he reverted all his edits). Spammed on Spanish and Italian Wikipedias. Spammed on Indonesian, English and Finnish Wikipedias and Wikimedia Commons. Kleinpecan (talk) 12:46, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

@Kleinpecan:   Added to Spam blacklist. -- — billinghurst sDrewth 13:01, 10 April 2021 (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 2021-04-10 12:54:45 COIBot 2001:14BA:2E95:3500:0:0:0:56B 2070-01-01 05:00:00 4 5 0 0 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


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