Please make a global Titleblacklist like Spamblacklist on Meta
Closed, ResolvedPublic

Description

Author: spacebirdy

Description:
Hello all,

please create a global Titleblacklist
like the http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Spam_blacklist Spam Blacklist on http://meta.wikimedia.org/ Meta.

This would be very useful to catch pages created by spambots just like index.php

[[mw:Extension:Titleblacklist]] contains code to add a blacklist from meta

Many thanks in advance,
Elisabeth Anderl [[:wikt:is:Notandi:Spacebirdy]]


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
URL: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Title_Blacklist

bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).
bzimport set Reference to bz12484.
bzimport created this task.Via LegacyJan 2 2008, 3:09 PM
Kalan added a comment.Via ConduitJan 2 2008, 3:17 PM

kalan.001 wrote:

small correction: the page with code is
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Title_Blacklist

(and link in signature should be [[is:wikt:Notandi:Spacebirdy]] :) )

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJan 2 2008, 3:38 PM

spacebirdy wrote:

The page that can be used for this is
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Title_blacklist (nameing similar to http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Spam_blacklist)

already created and protected (thanks enhydra (Kalan) for suggesting this)

DerHexer added a comment.Via ConduitJan 2 2008, 5:58 PM

What's with http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Index.php etc.? Some users should be allowed to start these pages if this extension should be added.

But imo a static list which can be seen by the owner of this bot is useless (even a hidden page wouldn't prevent from those hundreds of thousands possibilities to combine letters, numbers and special characters). He'd change the code and we have to react. It the same problem which happened after e. g. de:wp has created a usernameblacklist [[de:MediaWiki:Usernameblacklist]]: The owner of this bot who has created thousands of vandalizing or insulting accounts changed the name of his accounts from Kneipenschläger or Igelvandalismus to KneipênschlägÉr http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spezial:Logbuch&limit=5&offset=76&type=block&user=FritzG&page=&pattern= or Ÿgelysmus http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spezial:Logbuch&limit=5&offset=86&type=block&user=FritzG&page=&pattern= and is still creating these accounts.

It'd be a nice feature but imo wouldn't solve the problem.

Kind regards
DerHexer [[m:User:DerHexer]]

Kalan added a comment.Via ConduitJan 2 2008, 6:27 PM

kalan.001 wrote:

DerHexer: sorry, but we don't talk about list contents here, we just decide about the possibility to create the list itself. The further discussion about list contents can be located, for example, at [[m:talk:Title blacklist]].

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJan 2 2008, 6:28 PM

spacebirdy wrote:

Please note that index.php is only an example and that this bug does not only
refer to it (also other pages could be added).

(If there is a better way to stop the index.php spambots please apply it)

Note: I have been bold here and am open for better solutions.

Thanks

DerHexer added a comment.Via ConduitJan 2 2008, 8:16 PM

In my opinion it's not correct to take advantage of more than 700 wikis. If it would be possible to add exceptions (like index.php for mediawiki.org) I'd support it.

Regards
DerHexer

vvv added a comment.Via ConduitJan 10 2008, 7:00 PM

Title whitelist is implemented in r29435

Pathoschild added a comment.Via ConduitJan 11 2008, 7:44 PM
  • Bug 12366 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 15 2008, 2:51 AM

mike.lifeguard+bugs wrote:

I thought this was already possible with

$wgTitleBlacklistSources = array(

'type' => TBLSRC_URL,
'src'  => 'http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Title_blacklist&action=raw',

);

vvv added a comment.Via ConduitMar 15 2008, 5:36 AM

(In reply to comment #9)

I thought this was already possible with

$wgTitleBlacklistSources = array(

'type' => TBLSRC_URL,
'src'  =>

'http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Title_blacklist&action=raw',
);

It *is* possible, not configured on Wikimedia yet.

vvv added a comment.Via ConduitApr 9 2008, 5:24 PM

Correct configuration lines:

$wgTitleBlacklistSources = array(
array(

		'type' => TBLSRC_URL,
		'src'  => 'http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Title_blacklist&action=raw&tb_ver=1',

),
);

vvv added a comment.Via ConduitApr 9 2008, 5:59 PM

Tim Starling configured it today.

Add Comment