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Title Blacklist Only Blocks Page Creation on Test Wikipedia
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I was trying to run a test to see what modifications I could make to the interface message that users encounter when trying to create an account that matches an expression in the title blacklist, but I was still able to create the accounts. Even after blacklisting everything: https://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Titleblacklist&curid=80922&diff=244477&oldid=244476, MediaWiki warned me when I tried to create any page that I was overriding the blacklist, but still allowed me to create an account (without checking the override title blacklist box). Am I missing the obvious here, or is something broken?

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Mww113 created this task.Oct 23 2015, 8:18 AM
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Hi @Mww113, thanks for taking the time to report this! I assume this is about the SpamBlacklist extension? I've set that project. For future reference,setting projects is welcome.

Am I missing the obvious here, or is something broken?

Might depend on your expectations. Would you also share what you expected? Also see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_report_a_bug

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Thank you. I was expecting to see an error while attempting to create the account due to a conflict with the title blacklist, but instead the account was created.

Legoktm closed this task as Invalid.Oct 23 2015, 6:32 PM
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Due to SUL finalization, the title blacklist for new accounts is now managed globally, and rules that block account creation can only be added from the meta title blacklist.