Forum:Protection of spam pages – Add Extension:Title Blacklist

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This thread was archived on 26 March 2009 by Azaz129.

Protection of spam pages – Add Extension:Title Blacklist

I was noticing that we have been protecting the spam pages that have been created by the recent vandal bot. I would like to point out that these pages are very unlikely to be recreated under the same name, so protecting the pages is not serving its purpose, only wasting valuable administrator time. Instead, I suggest that we have Extension:Title Blacklist installed on the RuneScape Wiki. This extension, which is used on Wikipedia, prevents the creation of pages that match up with regular expressions. This extension could really cut down on the number of spam pages that are created by this bot and other vandals. Quest map icon.png Laser Dragon Task map icon.png 06:02, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Wikia does have this extension, but currently, its not setup for each wiki to have its own list. We maintain a global list here (http://www.wikia.com/wiki/MediaWiki:Blacklist_title_list). We are working on modifying it to allow each wiki keep their own list in addition and RuneScape will be one of the first wikis we notify when this is available. --Uberfuzzy 06:21, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

If the extension can be made possible, I support this. Per Dragon, it would prevent more vandal articles and mean less work for sysops adding titles to the blacklist. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 04:05, 7 March 2009 (UTC)