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What happens[edit]

ifrance(dot)com is on the en blacklist but isn't blocking spambots from using URLs containing that term

When it happens[edit]

Frequently and repeatedly over the last few weeks - example

And again 01:10, 7 October 2007 - approx 110 occurrences of ifrance(dot)com in this edit Sorry, ignore that - the spambot edit in question was to the local spam blacklist page, and while it didn't overwrite it, I guess it may be the reason the blacklist didn't block the edit. ~ 09:42, 7 October 2007 (EDT)

What should happen[edit]

How to fix it[edit]

Looking into it, thanks. -- Ibkevin 12:09, 5 September 2007 (EDT)
When I tested on en: today, it worked against ifrance(dot)com [1]. ("(dot)"=".")
After that I changed the line from ifrance(dot)com to ifFrance(dot)com [2], and then it came to work against iFrance(dot)com too [3]. Shall we wait and see for some time? -- Tatata 12:20, 5 September 2007 (EDT)
It's been a known problem for a while already - see edit summary & en:Wikitravel_talk:Local_spam_blacklist#ifrance(dot)com. Several times I've gone to the graffiti wall and my edit was (correctly) blocked, yet each time the spambot had not been blocked just a few minutes earlier. ~ 14:53, 5 September 2007 (EDT)
Is this still happening? Thanks.JuCo 15:16, 21 March 2008 (EDT)
Yes, randomly. This edit definitely should have been blocked by both the 5th & 6th regular expressions on the en:Wikitravel:Local spam blacklist. Both patterns were working earlier, and now again work when I test the same text as in the edit above. I've no idea why this is happening—it's as if the blacklist just intermittently lapses. --Peter Talk 02:35, 29 March 2008 (EDT)
How about now, still an issue? – cacahuate talk 03:43, 14 October 2008 (EDT)

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Unsigned comment by (talkcontribs) 2007-09-05T14:27:28.