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MediaWiki talk:Titleblacklist

The following instructions were copied from mw:Extension:Title Blacklist.

The title blacklist is maintained as a system message MediaWiki:Titleblacklist.

This page consists of regular expressions, each on a separate line. For example:

Foo <autoconfirmed|noedit|errmsg=blacklisted-testpage> 
Bar #No one should create article about it

There is no need to use "^" at the beginning and "$" at the end; these are added automatically.

Each entry may also contain optional attributes, enclosed in <> and divided by |

  • autoconfirmed — only non-autoconfirmed users are unable to create/upload/move such pages
  • noedit — users are also unable to edit this article
  • casesensitive — don't ignore case when checking title for being blacklisted
  • errmsg — the name of the message that should be displayed instead of standard

When the action is blocked, one of the following messages is displayed together with the filter row (as $1): titleblacklist-forbidden-edit, titleblacklist-forbidden-move, titleblacklist-forbidden-new-account or titleblacklist-forbidden-upload. Generic filenames have their own custom error message, MediaWiki:Titleblacklist-custom-imagename.

There is also MediaWiki:Titlewhitelist and a global title blacklist.

Only administrators and template editors can override this list on all actions. Account creators can override this list on account creations only.

2017 Paul Hunter Classic

I'm an admin, so can over-ride the blacklist, but it seems that the list of expressions that are prohibiting this page (".*Hunter (The|Baker|Classic|Original|Mariner|Fan|Berkeley|2|3|4|5|Oasis|Eclipse|Beacon|Custom|Stratford|Low|Summer|Studio).*") includes far too many banal terms. Furthermore, it creates an annual problem for this important annual snooker tournament. "Classic" is a term used in many BrEng sporting tournaments, btw. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 10:35, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Seems to have been a September 2013 edit by NawlinWiki: [1] --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 10:07, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
The addition was because of David Beals, see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/David Beals. The case page hasn't had much activity lately, so it may be safe to remove the line altogether. I'll wait to see if there's any objection though. -- Tavix (talk) 20:22, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Tavix Fair enough. How long do you think you need to feel comfortable? --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 09:47, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
I feel comfortable removing it now, it's been a week. I just didn't want to remove it right away in case someone had a good reason not to. -- Tavix (talk) 13:57, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
Marvy. Thank you. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 15:01, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

On Wheels

In this line:

.*[OÓÒÔÖÕǑŌŎǪŐŒØƏΌΟΩῸὈὉὌὊὍὋОӨӦӪ0][N₦ŃÑŅŇṆΝ][ ]?[WŴẀẂẄẆẈ₩][HΉĤĦȞʰʱḢḤḦḨḪНҢӇӉΗἨἩἪἫἬἭἮἯῊᾘЋΗⱧԋњһh][ÉÈËEĘĚĔĖẺẸẾỀỄễỂểȨȩḜḝĒḖḗȄȅȆȇỆệḘḙḚḛ3عڠeēėèéëẽĕęəẻếềẹ][ÉÈËEĘĚĔĖẺẸẾỀỄễỂểȨȩḜḝĒḖḗȄȅȆȇỆệḘḙḚḛ3عڠeēėèéëẽĕęəẻếềẹ]+[L₤ĹĽḶŁĿΛЛЉ7][[S$ŚŜŞŠṢΣЅz5].* <moveonly> # Disallows moves with "on wheels" with 2 or more Es

The final character class appears to have too many opening square brackets, specifically [[S$ŚŜŞŠṢΣЅz5]. Julyo (talk) 19:44, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Excessive Repetition, off by one

This line

.*([^0])\1{4}.* <moveonly> # Disallows four or more of the same character from page moves

should probably say "Disallows five or more" or "Disallows more than four"; alternatively, the {4} bit could be changed to {3}. Julyo (talk) 19:47, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Draft:Pawan Kumar NR

Being repeatedly recreated under various titles by various socks of similar names. I suggest the regex

.*Pa(w|v)an ?Kumar.*

.--Jasper Deng (talk) 18:55, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

This user continued socking today. Please do consider adding that regular expression to the blacklist.--Jasper Deng (talk) 09:24, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
Done Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 12:40, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Fouad Adan Hamoussin

The user Fouadadan (and socks) is creating and recreating lots of pages about himself (by now Hamoussin fouad, Fouad adan hamoussin, Fouad adan (anashed), Fouad hamoussin adan, Fouad adan Hamoussin, Fouad adan, Fouad adan anachid). For further info, see the SPI page, its archive, the SP category, and my request on meta:SRG (note: all socks are now globally locked). To prevent further vandalisms (hote that he created all this pages in few days, again and again), I request that the title Fouad Adan Hamoussin (of fouad adan, adan fouad... in any form, including l33t :-) ) should be listeD in the title/word blacklist. Due to the kind of self-promo vandalisms, that are user's only interest; removing the possibility to recreate this titles, the case should be quickly closed, once and for all (IMHO). And further socks should be avoided. -Dэя-Бøяg 01:55, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Note: today he created Fouad Adan hamoussin and Fouad hamoussin. --Dэя-Бøяg 22:25, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

My proposal for a list:

  • pages deleted: Hamoussin fouad, Fouad adan hamoussin, Fouad adan (anashed), Fouad hamoussin adan, Fouad adan Hamoussin, Fouad adan, Fouad adan anachid, Fouad Adan hamoussin, Fouad hamoussin, Fouad Adan Hamousin
  • new possible pages: Fouad Adan, Adan Fouad, Fouad Adan Hamoussin, Fouad Hamoussin Adan, Adan Fouad Hamoussin, Adan Hamoussin Fouad, Hamoussin Fouad Adan, Hamoussin Adan Fouad, Fouad Hamoussin, Hamoussin Fouad, Adan fouad, Adan fouad hamoussin, Adan hamoussin fouad, Fouad Adan (Anashed), Fouad Adan anachid, Fouad Adan Anachid, Hamousin Fouad Adan, Hamousin Fouad Adan, Fouad Hamousin Adan, Fouad Hamousin, Fouad adan hamousin, Fouad hamousin adan, Hamousin fouad adan, Hamousin adan fouad, Fouad hamousin, Hamousid fouad...

etc... Sorry, maybe it's simpler than I think, but my knowledge of this codes is really poor. --Dэя-Бøяg 01:05, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

  • (?=.*\bfouad\b)(?=.*\b(adan|anashed|hammoussin|anachid)\b).* should match "fouad" and any of "adan,anashed,hammoussin,anachid" appearing in any order. If the TBL supports positive lookaheads that is. Otherwise a bunch of x|y comparisons could do it. CrowCaw 00:29, 28 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. Note: today he created Fouad islamic. --Dэя-Бøяg 00:34, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

30 Jul 2017

Please add User:.*Fuck.* and User:.*fuck.* to the title blacklist to prevent further disruption with profanity. Ups and Downs () 16:21, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

Not done: Usernames must be blacklisted on meta. — JJMC89(T·C) 17:29, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

Kobi Arad

  • Please add this title to the blacklist. The page Kobi Arad is create-protected due to unambiguous promotion and repeated recreation. Since protection, editors have been recreating the page at slightly altered titles instead, such as Kobi arad and Kobi Arad (musician) and Draft:Kobi Arad. This has been going on for many years; please see Draft talk:Kobi Arad and Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Tomwsulcer for more. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 14:02, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
Please add .*Kobi Arad.* to the title blacklist per this consensus that I was not involved in. Ups and Downs () 03:34, 6 August 2017 (UTC)
@MER-C:? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:30, 6 August 2017 (UTC)
Done. MER-C 02:54, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Kris Degioia

I found all pages created by Waffen77/Kris Degioia farm here let's retake a look of a titles blacklisted here

  • Kris Degioia
  • Talk:Kris Degioia
  • Kris degioia
  • Kris R Degioia
  • Draft:Kris Degioia
  • WTF Multimedia
  • Draft:WTF Multimedia

As well both Degioia and Fighter KD got locked globally -- (talk) 05:04, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Junior Abad

Please blacklist all pages here like John Abad, John Deguzman, Jon Abad, Jon de Guzman, John Ray Abad, John Ray Deguzman, John Ray De Guzman Abad, Jon Ray De Guzman Jon Ray De Guzman Abad Jon Ray Deguzman Jon Ray Deguzman Abad JR Deguzman JR De Guzman JR De Guzman Abad JD Productions Today Stars John DG. Abad Saturday Stars John Guzman Jon Guzman and JRD Primetastic Artist. per Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Jr abad Thanks. (talk) 23:28, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Not done Nakon 04:16, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 22 August 2017

Please add the entries "on whe3ls" and "on wh3els" to the Title Blacklist. (talk) 21:47, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Not done There doesn't appear to be any active vandalism regarding these titles at this time. Nakon 01:08, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Usernames with "2149"

A persistent troll has been creating a berage of sockpuppets mimicking my username, specifically to spam my notifications, and vandalise articles. This is far from being a first incident, because the seemingly same user spent several months from 2016 to 2017 trolling articles, spamming me and DangerousJXD (the user started targeting me after I assisted the latter), and creating multiple impersonation accounts of the both of us ([2], [3]). The user has also bragged about being "unstoppable" and being able to change IP ranges. The user's current wave of attacks consist of creating usernames based on Christopher Nolan's filomography (a pun on my username being "Darkknight") and following it up with "2149" or even "2419". Examples of these accounts include the socks Insomnia2149, Memento2149, Dunkirk2149, Memento2419, and Dunkirk2419. At this point, if someone is creating a username with "2149", chances are that it's either them or me. DarkKnight2149 17:35, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

  • Since usernames are global now, they prefer to use the TBL at MetaWiki: [] That said, I'd suggest .*2[\!1iIl4][\!1iIl4]9.* to start with. CrowCaw 18:30, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Template: PAOK B.C. 1993–94 FIBA Korać Cup champions

Please see the reasonable requested move by Sabbatino at Template talk:PAOK B.C. 1993–94 FIBA Korać Cup Champions to lowercase "champions" – something in there triggers a blacklist rule, but it's not easy to deduce what. No such user (talk) 13:25, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure what it matched on the blacklist, but I moved the template. — JJMC89(T·C) 04:03, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
Just want to let you know that I also requested Template talk:PAOK B.C. 1990–91 FIBA European Cup Winner's Cup Champions to be move for the exact same reason. Strangely enough, I encountered these problems with basketball teams that are from Greece. – Sabbatino (talk) 09:38, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
The match is .*\\p{Lu}(\\P{L}*\\p{Lu}){9}.* <casesensitive | moveonly> # Disallows moves with more than nine consecutive capital letters. You can request these moves at WP:RM/TR. — JJMC89(T·C) 19:30, 23 September 2017 (UTC)


Not sure why this is on the blacklist but it is so I can't move User:Syamsatya/sandbox to draft space. Whispering 04:54, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

The match is .*\\p{Lu}(\\P{L}*\\p{Lu}){9}.* <casesensitive | moveonly> # Disallows moves with more than nine consecutive capital letters. I've moved it to Draft:Renjith Unni. — JJMC89(T·C) 15:09, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

Emoji blacklisted?

I thought there was consensus to allow the creation of pages with emoji strings or color modifiers, but I recently noticed this message when attempting to create such a page (note I am a template editor):

.*[^\P{So}¦§©®°¶№™☀-⚲✁-➾`].* <casesensitive> # "Other punctuation", with some exceptions (may need more, this is a huge character class); note that single-character titles are permitted by the [[MediaWiki:Titlewhitelist|title whitelist]]

Pinging Gorobay to see if they can figure out what happened or who added it. Steel1943 (talk) 04:01, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

  • What title were you trying to create? Gorobay (talk) 13:29, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  • @Gorobay: Looks like this blacklist entry affects any title that has a colon then an emoji (such as User:😎) or titles with consecutive emojis (such as 😶😶, though this one makes sense.) I triggered the blacklist entry when I was testing out creating pages in the "User:" namespace containing emoji in response to an ongoing WP:RFC regarding user names including emojis. Steel1943 (talk) 15:46, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
    • Pretty sure these were not exempted, and we didn't want these usernames being created - the recent RfC and contention has been about global names getting created elsewhere. — xaosflux Talk 16:05, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
    • There was consensus to allow single-emoji titles in the main namespace, but not to allow emoji in titles in general. The previous single-character whitelist regex was ^(Talk:)?.$. Its current version was only meant to expand it to allow emoji that appear as single characters but are encoded as multiple. It was not meant to affect non-main namespaces or to allow titles with multiple emoji. Allowing either of those would have required further discussion. Gorobay (talk) 18:23, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
  • @Xaosflux and Gorobay: This current situation makes sense to me now. Thanks for the input! Steel1943 (talk) 18:57, 17 October 2017 (UTC)


I'd like to request a move for the article AEEK INKA F.C. to be moved to AEEK SYN.KA F.C. due to the name change of the club.