At nowiki there was a rather heated debate over adding a few links to w:no:Mediawiki:spam-blacklist (these entries), mostly because one of the sites is a well-known left-wing site. Much of the debate was simply because it couldn't be used as a source at all, but a good bit was about the notation that it was "spam". This comes from the fact that the blacklist is stored on a page called "spam-blacklist", thus being "spam".
It does not seem wise to call the pages "spam-blacklist" and "spam-whitelist" if it can be avoided, and better terms seems to be "link-blacklist" and "link-whitelist". This is also more in line with "email-blacklist" and "email-whitelist".
Because ordinary users don't see the name of the extension, that should not create the same amount of debate – I hope!
Renaming will have consequence for T190517: Make spam-whitelist/spam-blacklist tags
A few discussions from nowiki
- w:no:Wikipedia:Tinget#Protest på anonym svartelisting av meg
- w:no:Wikipedia:Tinget#Hvorfor blokkering av nettstedet monsanto.no ?
There is also a third case not listed here.