Talk:Spam blacklist

Lenta.ru earlier this year is in the English Wikipedia spam blacklist entry. Lenta.ru over the years has published fake news, conspiracy theories and propaganda, just like Alex Jones' InfoWars. I think that Lenta.ru should be added to the global spam blacklist in order to prevent COVID-19-related conspiracy theories. 58.230.133.106 22:43, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

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Abused to hijack the official website on wiki. Redirects to the .com which is registered to the company. —Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 20:36, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

Two third level domains were proposed, viagra.newmail.ru and phentermine.newmail.ru, why other web pages should suffer is not clear, could not find any arguments. Macuser (talk) 16:13, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

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Per . This is the official website. —Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 20:33, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

There have been periodic discussions over renaming this feature, in part because not all blacklisted links are in fact spam (e.g. URL shorteners). In the light of the recent announcement by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre that it will , I think it might be worth considering the one-time disruption that would be caused by a change to something like "external link deny list". JzG (talk) 13:51, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

Support I think it would be good to get the misnomer (and stigmatization) out of the way MediaWiki-wide. I know it was originally written just to combat spam, but it has become more than that, and the argument is there regularly 'but it was not spammed, remove it from this list' (not that it matters). I presume this needs to go through a phab ticket, and it may have technical problems to do this. Alternatively, if the extension could be rewritten so wikis would be able to choose which page (or pages, which would be great) and give their own name would be containing the regexes . --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 08:56, 7 May 2020 (UTC)