Please make a global Titleblacklist like Spamblacklist on Meta
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Author: spacebirdy

Hello all,

please create a global Titleblacklist
like the Spam Blacklist on 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


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bzimport created this task.Jan 2 2008, 3:09 PM
Kalan added a comment.Jan 2 2008, 3:17 PM

small correction: the page with code is

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

spacebirdy wrote:

The page that can be used for this is (nameing similar to

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

What's with 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 or Ÿgelysmus 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.Jan 2 2008, 6:27 PM

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]].

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.


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 I'd support it.


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

Title whitelist is implemented in r29435

  • Bug 12366 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

mike.lifeguard+bugs wrote:

I thought this was already possible with

$wgTitleBlacklistSources = array(

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


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

(In reply to comment #9)

I thought this was already possible with

$wgTitleBlacklistSources = array(

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


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

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

Correct configuration lines:

$wgTitleBlacklistSources = array(

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


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

Tim Starling configured it today.

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