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On shared:, please don't add anything but domain names here (no prohibited HTML, no prohibited WikiText). I've had a problem managing bug reports with HTML or Wiki markup in them because of the spam filter. --Evan 11:15, 24 October 2006 (EDT)

Is this working?[edit]

I added one site to this list yesterday[1], but the same url was posted today. (Probably, sysop only → Special:Undelete/Tech_talk:To_do_lists)

Is this working? Should I use top and second level domain (blogspot.com) for the list? -- Tatata 01:22, 15 August 2007 (EDT)

MediaWiki:Spamblacklist was gone, maybe it was deleted when MediaWiki was upgraded. I've restored it just now. -- Tatata 11:22, 16 August 2007 (EDT)

MediaWiki:Spamblacklist was discarded again. :-( I've restored it just now. -- Tatata 09:56, 6 May 2008 (EDT)

Protected[edit]

I have protected the page from anonymous edits on an infinite basis. I do this to avoid anonymous users, i e IP adresses, from adding spam links, thus corrupting the spam filter. Anyone against this? If so, feel free to lift the protection. However, the number of serious edits from anonymous users are probably very low on this page, which makes me think that we won't miss out on any major number of serious contributions. Riggwelter 07:21, 6 May 2008 (EDT)

I agree with Riggwelter. -- Tatata 10:08, 6 May 2008 (EDT)


Today I restored and protected the Local spam blacklist, after an anonymous user deleted its content, Protection expires 1 feb 2010. --Rein N. 08:26, 12 January 2010 (EST)

Daily spam[edit]

Shared is actually getting hit with more daily spambot edits than the English language version. That strikes me as odd—anyone understand why this would be? --Peter Talk 18:47, 11 December 2008 (EST)

Though I'm not sure this would be a help, I've added three domains to the blacklist[2] those are found in today's spam. -- Tatata 21:58, 11 December 2008 (EST)

S One Dot shard Dot jp[edit]

Made it to the "Wall of Shame". Also known (by me) on en:, eo: and nl: --Rein N. 13:46, 27 May 2009 (EDT)

Yeah, I added this One into eo:'s black list. And then, the spambot let me know that black list doesn't work on eo: now, because of missing a MediaWiki page. ;-) -- Tatata 23:55, 27 May 2009 (EDT)

Spambots of the month (June 2011)[edit]

I've added the HTML element <br> to the list as a frequent, but not constant, component of the current wave of spam. Though it's not normally part of wiki markup, it might well show up on pages that are legitimate (if badly formatted), so please remove it without hesitation if it causes any problems. – D. Guillaime 23:45, 22 June 2011 (EDT)

This pattern was removed and less than 24 hours later shared has been hit with a dozen spam pages that contain it. I've re-added the capitalized version, so existing pages containing <br> (lowercase) should not be affected, and we should be able to remove the capitalized version altogether once IB finally enables CAPTCHA on shared:. -- Ryan 22:26, 13 August 2011 (EDT)
Since IB has refused to enable CAPTCHA on shared I've re-added the lowercase <br> to the blacklist. If someone needs to edit a page that contains that pattern they can temporarily update the blacklist, but the volume of spam the site is being hit with warrants additional action. -- Ryan 12:29, 17 December 2011 (EST)

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