Forum:Enable MediaWiki Extension Titleblacklist
You see, these "Zsfgseg#" vandalbots won't stop for anything. Titleblacklist would stop this so easy. We could use it to block inappropriate usernames and page creations and Special:Log/move rapid-fire pagemove vandalism.
Support - As proposer.
00:58, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - Can you provide a link to the extension page on the MediaWiki website? Also, it's possible to protect a page from being created without this extension, so I don't see much need for it. Of course, that can be changed if I see what the purpose of the extension is on the MW website. 01:21, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
- mw:Extension:TitleBlacklist 02:13, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
- In that case, I Support. I don't see a reason not to make vandalism more difficult. 16:23, December 19, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - Don't we already have this ability, where you can protect pages from creation? or is that something else?02:15, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
- You can protect specific titles from creation, but this can stop the creation of any page that trips any set of filters.
03:34, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
- ...Which will definatily help us out in our lovely vandalbot dilemma. 05:08, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
- OK then 'Support will not hurt. 06:32, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
- ...Which will definatily help us out in our lovely vandalbot dilemma.
Support - Hindering the ability of vandals to vandalize is a good thing. Suppa chuppa 05:48, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
Out of curiosity, how exactly would this help vs the vandalnub? He creates pages with random characters in their titles, so unless this extension can stop that, it won't be all that useful. --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 05:49, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
- It would stop the most common vandalbot page moves. Example regex:
.*zsfg(se|es)g.*. The Titleblacklist can also block page and account creations that trip it's rejects among other things.06:02, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - As I recall, this MediaWiki extension was disabled due to sysops being capable of page protection, doing the same thing. While this may be incorrect, it isn't that different from page protection. Then again, some might want to use it as some like other black lists (Category and Photos). Ryan PM 14:19, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
As long as the the filters are quite lenient, I'll support. If the filter's very edgy, like the in-game one, or if it blocks anything that's even remotely inappropriate, then oppose - it's all about context. Real Mad 18:29, December 14, 2010 (UTC)
Notice of intent - Should this pass, we can't implement it until mid-January at the earliest, because Sannse said on Forum:Add rights to the Custodian usergroup that the support staff is going on holiday and asked us to put a temporary hiatus on these requests. --LiquidTalk 16:18, December 19, 2010 (UTC)
Support - if the filter is reasonable. I once got told off for having "cock" in the edit summary when in fact I had edited a title contained "cockroach soldier". LordDarkPhantom 14:28, December 24, 2010 (UTC)
Oppose - It might also make normal editing more difficult. Look at the example LDP gave: getting stopped for saying "Cockroach". We have to make so many exceptions, it's just impractical. unless someone can convince me it doesnt need a lot of exceptions like for cockroach, i Oppose. JOEYTJE50TALK pull my finger 11:07, December 28, 2010 (UTC)
- IIRC, you can edit the blacklist so it doesn't make mistakes like that. --AzurisProblem, wiki? 08:20, January 10, 2011 (UTC)
Comment: We wouldonly be doing the worst possible things (like
.*nigg(a|er).* or things like your mom where there is ABSOLUTELY NO chance of it being productive.
17:45, December 28, 2010 (UTC) Requesting Review thread has been open for a while with no comments for a few days. Is it time to have a Wikia staff member enable this?
01:48, January 4, 2011 (UTC)
- The extension has been enabled, and the blacklist can be edited at MediaWiki:Titleblacklist, for the syntax look here. 22:09, January 24, 2011 (UTC)