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The associated page is used in conjunction with the Mediawiki SpamBlacklist extension, and lists strings of text that override Meta's blacklist and the local spam-blacklist. Any administrator can edit the spam whitelist. Please post comments to the appropriate section below: Proposed additions (web pages to unblock), Proposed removals (sites to reblock), or Troubleshooting and problems; read the messageboxes at the top of each section for an explanation. See also MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist.

Please enter your requests at the bottom of the Proposed additions to Whitelist section and not at the very bottom of the page. Sign your requests with four tildes: ~~~~

Also in your request, please include the following

  1. The link that you want whitelisted in section title, like === ===
  2. The Wikipedia page that you want to use the link on.
  3. An explanation why it would be useful to the encyclopedia article proper.
  4. If the site you're requesting is listed at /Common requests, confirmation that you have read the reason why requests regarding the site are commonly denied and that you are happy to proceed.

Important: You must provide a full link to the specific web page you want to be whitelisted. Requests quoting only a domain (i.e. ending in .com or similar without anything after the / character) will be denied. If you wish to have a site fully unblocked it would need to be listed in the relevant section of MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist.

You will not be notified when your request has been responded to, even if you ask. You should check back here every few days to see if there is any progress on it; in particular, you should check whether administrators have raised any additional queries about the request, as failure to reply to these promptly will generally result in your request being summarily denied.

Completed requests are archived, additions and removal are logged. →snippet for logging: {{/request|815022070#section_name}}

Note that requests from new and unregistered users are not usually considered.

Admins: use seth's tool to search the spamlists.

Request completed:
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Notice to everyone about our Reliable sources and External links noticeboards

If you have a source that you would like to add to the spam-whitelist, but you are uncertain that it meets Wikipedia's guideline on reliability, please ask for opinions on the Reliable sources noticeboard, to confirm that it does meet that guideline, before submitting your whitelisting request here. In your request, link to the confirming discussion on that noticeboard.

Likewise, if you have an external link that you are uncertain meets Wikipedia's guideline on external links, please get confirmation on the External links noticeboard before submitting your whitelisting request here.

If your whitelist request falls under one of these two categories, the admins will be more willing to have the source whitelisted if you can achieve consensus at one of the above noticeboards.

Proposed additions to Whitelist (web pages to unblock)

Steve Reich — Clapping Music [two pianos and stop motion]

  • This site should be whitelisted to provide new content and promote new insights on creative music making, specifically in the context of the work of Steve Reich (music composer) and the piece Clapping Music.
  • Both "Steve Reich" and "Clapping Music" would benefit from the addition of the link.
  • The specific link is [] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Duarte82 (talk • contribs) 14:44, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
 Note: It looks like you've figured it out, but you were trying to add links to "", which is blocked as a URL shortener. Adding the full YouTube link works fine. Kuru (talk) 16:08, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Not done, nothing to do. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:07, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi. I saw a notification on the article about TradingView, mentioning these 4 links to their site. I request to whitelist them, because they are unique sources with official information that is relevant to the article about TradingView. Those links are used to detail and source several statements in the article. Nothing is sold on those pages and they don't require any registration to view the content. Thank you for your consideration. PaulSarutman (talk) 16:23, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

@PaulSarutman: per /Common requests#About, we would need an about-page or a full url (including an index.htm) of the index page (the last one in your request). Can you please provide a suitable link? --Dirk Beetstra T C 19:52, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
@Beetstra: Sure, here you go Link requested to be whitelisted: PaulSarutman (talk) 20:48, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
@PaulSarutman: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 21:09, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
Hello, I have a general question. I see many broken reference links to different websites (page not found / cant find server / 404 error) under financial market related articles (in English), which are not helping anybody. I use and like the tradingview site and see them as a good source. Would replacing any of those broken links mean going through whitelisting requests as well? Could I submit those requests here? Asher999 (talk) 08:01, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Your amendment citing has been reverted as a bad source. Whitelisting was perhaps not a good idea. . . Mean as custard (talk) 10:17, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
This is one of the problems of whitelisting, links can be used elsewhere. See m:2017 Community Wishlist Survey/Miscellaneous/Overhaul spam-blacklist. I view the act of using the links anywhere else than where discussed here as abusive. —Dirk Beetstra T C 12:38, 17 November 2017 (UTC) use of inflation rate chart

I would like to use charts from both URLs in the article of Zero Interest Rate policy, [] Thanks! User talk:polylyd 11/11/2017, 3:28AM (UTC)

@Polylyd: I am doubtfull here, that data behind the graphs is rather public, but the graphs are taken from the ref. At first glance I would think that the images are therefore 'non-free' (which may be fine as it is educational, but also not fine because it is replaceable). I will wait for a second opinion on these graphs. --Dirk Beetstra T C 07:42, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

I have created a draft for a page on the business Waremakers. As declared on the page I am associated with the owner, but have done my utmost to write a bias-free, strictly informational page. While doing this, I discovered that the domain had been blacklisted. After some investigation I found that this was caused by an intern doing reference-spamming over two days in 2016, without the owners' knowledge. This is being debated on the Wikipedia global blacklist page. I am asking for a whitelisting of just the home page here so it can be added to the draft page about Waremakers. Thank you.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Henksluipert (talkcontribs) 14:54, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

If the article passes through the draft phase, I see no issue with temporarily whitelisting and adding the domain to the article. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:21, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
@Henksluipert: per /Common requests#About, we would need an about-page or a full url (including an index.htm) of the index page. Can you please provide a suitable link? --Dirk Beetstra T C 06:35, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you @Billinghurst: and @Beetstra: I can't add the URL here because the domain is blacklisted! So I have replaced 'waremakers' with 'replace': The index page is only accessible through (no /index.htm version exist). Alternatively the about page URL is: 08:29, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Link requested to be whitelisted: --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:35, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
@Henksluipert: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:35, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi There. I'm trying to create a page for RebelMouse, but the domain is showing as blacklisted. RebelMouse's old free platform allowed for User-Generated Content that was often times abused by users. I'm assuming the source of the blacklist has something to do with something a user posted. That platform has since been shut down, so there is no risk for future abuse. Can you please whitelist this domain? Rebeldan (talk) 17:23, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

@Rebeldan: per /Common requests#About, we would need an about-page or a full url (including an index.htm) of the index page. Can you please provide a suitable link? --Dirk Beetstra T C 20:03, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Can your stupid bot be switched off? It's repeatedly posting it's dumb, disruptive, spammy warnings. This link is fine. Why should people waste time telling you what's not blacklisted? If you can't get it right, then pack your bot in and go away. Wikidea 12:32, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

@Wikidea:  Declined - no reason to respond to requests phrased in this way. --Dirk Beetstra T C 17:59, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Could you please switch your bot off for the website above? I urge you to check the pages you're blacklisting in future. Wikidea 15:14, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
@Wikidea:  Declined, you did not address the points in the header, and there is NO bot. And your tone and your insinuations are still not making me want to make any effort here. --Dirk Beetstra T C 19:08, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
The website is a database of economic literature, therefore it should not be blacklisted. If you do not alter the way you are pasting these notes, as I am urging you to do, you are only going to make more people frustrated, and it will likely lead to more complaints, which will become more formal. A casual look at the other comments makes it obvious there is widespread dissatisfaction with what you are doing. Please act as soon as possible. Wikidea 19:14, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
@Wikidea: OK, last time from me:  Declined. You obviously did not understand nor care why this was blacklisted (not by me, by the way), nor are willing to justify why this should be whitelisted. Go complain to the spammers, good luck. --Dirk Beetstra T C 20:02, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
And FYI, there are more links whitelisted by me on this page currently than declines .. and we just had an abandoned RfC on this specific site. If your initial and continuing tone would have been more forthcoming, I would very likely have whitelisted this, but .. —Dirk Beetstra T C 20:07, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
What's wrong with you? No, I don't understand why it was "blacklisted", I don't understand why you feel you're entitled to deference, and I don't understand why you're spamming pages with notices which are obviously wrong. Wikidea 20:08, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
@Wikidea: I am not spamming any notices. What bot and what notices are you talking about? —Dirk Beetstra T C 20:11, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Please, please, can you just fix this? I'm not interested in you being clever. I don't want to argue. It's the notices whoever/whatever is posting on multiple pages, and this is incredibly tiresome - like English contract law, UK labour law, UK company law, etc. Wikidea 20:20, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Well, I am not interested in being addressed like that. As I said, a more moderate tone and friendlyness would have gotten you somewhere much faster. I don’t know why you think you have the right to talk to the volunteers here like that. Also, I am not going to find out for you what needs to be done, whether it actually needs to be done or why it needs to be done. —Dirk Beetstra T C 03:38, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Please remove "" from your blacklist. I have no connection to the site, other than browsing it for my own private research. However, it is a useful and widely respected resource for understanding a certain political point of view. I have read through as much of the discussion of blacklisting this site as I can find. The argument for blacklisting seems to be that some entity called Vipul once posted a bunch of spam links to this site. That's it. The general attitude of the blacklist administrators seems to be that anyone who wants this site reinstated must first track down Vipul and extinguish it/him/them. My skills are in history and economics, not computer-hackery. Given that I can't track down Vipul, what CAN I do to encourage you to remove the blacklist of this extremely useful reference? (talk) 03:56, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

@ "The argument for blacklisting seems to be that some entity called Vipul once posted a bunch of spam links to this site." - no, the editing ring that Vipul was the leader of created articles, and there is a clear and direct link between Vipul and the site. Since this is then related to a form of meatpuppetry/paid editing, maybe we should get it into our minds that there is a clear conflict of interest and a clear spam aspect to this site. Apparently this site, just like the other sites that were spammed, need to use SEO techniques to get linked. --Dirk Beetstra T C 06:37, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
@Beetstra: (replied at blacklist removal request page, which seems to be a better place for this) (talk) 07:18, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

I have found a useful interview with a young actress that I would like to use as source to add his middle name "Elizabeth" in the article. The specific link is linked above. Thank you for your consideration. --Miaow 17:13, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 18:01, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

I would like just this specific page of wikichip to be whitelisted because it's the only website I've been able to find that not only lists the die sizes for both of AMD's current Zen based chips, but actually goes into great detail in regards to how exactly those numbers were calculated, which makes it possible for anyone to verify their accuracy simply by using some basic math. Every non-blacklisted source of these die sizes were either notably rounded (aka not truly accurate), rough estimates, or given without regards to where said #'s originated or any way to verify their accuracy Cooe (talk) 05:03, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Is this even blacklisted: [] ? —Dirk Beetstra T C 20:10, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
@Cooe:  Declined, not blacklisted. --Dirk Beetstra T C 20:10, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

We would like to offer our apologies for the actions of our ex-SEO team. As we've mentioned in talk with Kuru ( About FormsBank ) we have found out that our hired SEO team had been posting spam-like links to parts of our website in the reference section of Wikipedia’s articles. This kind of approach is not something our company practices: the responsible employees have been suspended and as of today we have taken the necessary steps to prevent this sort of thing from happening in the future. We are currently working diligently to undo their actions and remedy the situation. As we said before, Formsbank's objective has always been to provide genuinely good content and deliver quality user experience.

With that being said, we find that some of Wikipedia's paperwork-related pages would benefit from having a visual sample of the document or concept described in the article. An excellent example of this would be the articles on Shipping list or Sales order and our sample forms that could be useful for users.

We are hoping that you find our input useful and look forward to possibly contributing to the Wikipedia community. Thank you in advance, Igor, Formsbank team (talk) 15:21, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

 Declined. Thats where images come in handy. --Dirk Beetstra T C 17:51, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Well, so please take a look at theese images let us know if these images are okay and fit your guidelines.
  • Link requested to be whitelisted: for Sales order
  • Link requested to be whitelisted: AND/OR
  • Link requested to be whitelisted: for Shipping list

We hope for a possibility for us to get white-listed since there is plenty of quality content like this that our brand would be able to contribute to the Wiki-community. Igor FormsBank (talk) 14:18, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra:  Declined, no, not the link, images. --Dirk Beetstra T C 15:40, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

roblox official

Main site not used appropriately, considering blacklist. —Dirk Beetstra T C 03:53, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Blacklist executed, whitelisting the couple of links that are needed for Roblox. Note, do not whitelist mainsite, that is the one that is abused next to a lot of material on the site. --Dirk Beetstra T C 06:10, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 06:10, 28 November 2017 (UTC) - repeat request

Please stop the blacklisting of the above link. It's one of the best libraries of economics texts. Wikidea 21:35, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

@Wikidea:  Declined, alternatives exist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:34, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
You're such a waste of time. Wikidea 12:23, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
What is the justification for the blacklisting of this site though? I can't work it.--Hibernian (talk) 20:34, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
See the above discussion, plus the discussion on the talk page of the local blacklist. It's fairly extensive. You can also search the blacklist archives for previous discussions. Ravensfire (talk) 20:45, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@Hibernian: The justification is the same as for by far most of the sites blacklisted: it was either spammed, or heavily abused. --Dirk Beetstra T C 07:53, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Link requested to be whitelisted: Contains a useful interview with the team-lead of a notable game, which can be used in the development section of the game's article. Thanks, King Prithviraj II (talk) 12:09, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

For my userpage, and as an aside I don't understand why it's blocked in the first place. Buffaboy talk 20:23, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

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