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The associated page is used in conjunction with the Mediawiki SpamBlacklist extension, and lists strings of text that override Meta's blacklist and the local spam-blacklist. Any administrator can edit the spam whitelist. Please post comments to the appropriate section below: Proposed additions (web pages to unblock), Proposed removals (sites to reblock), or Troubleshooting and problems; read the messageboxes at the top of each section for an explanation. See also MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist.

Please enter your requests at the bottom of the Proposed additions to Whitelist section and not at the very bottom of the page. Sign your requests with four tildes: ~~~~

Also in your request, please include the following

  1. The link that you want whitelisted in section title, like === === .
  2. The Wikipedia page that you want to use the link on.
  3. An explanation why it would be useful to the encyclopedia article proper.
  4. If the site you're requesting is listed at /Common requests, confirmation that you have read the reason why requests regarding the site are commonly denied and that you are happy to proceed.

Important: You must provide a full link to the specific web page you want to be whitelisted (leave out the http:// from the front otherwise you will not be able to save this page). Requests quoting only a domain (i.e. ending in .com or similar without anything after the / character) will be denied. If you wish to have a site fully unblocked it would need to be listed in the relevant section of MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist.

You will not be notified when your request has been responded to, even if you ask. You should check back here every few days to see if there is any progress on it; in particular, you should check whether administrators have raised any additional queries about the request, as failure to reply to these promptly will generally result in your request being summarily denied.

Completed requests are archived, additions and removal are logged. →snippet for logging: {{/request|922283333#section_name}}

Note that requests from new and unregistered users are not usually considered.

Admins: use seth's tool to search the spamlists.

Request completed:
 Done {{Done}}
 Stale {{StaleIP}}
 Request withdrawn {{withdrawn}}
Request declined:
 Declined {{Declined}}
Not done {{Notdone}}
 Additional information needed {{MoreInfo}}
 Note: {{TakeNote}}

Notice to everyone about our Reliable sources and External links noticeboards[edit]

If you have a source that you would like to add to the spam-whitelist, but you are uncertain that it meets Wikipedia's guideline on reliability, please ask for opinions on the Reliable sources noticeboard, to confirm that it does meet that guideline, before submitting your whitelisting request here. In your request, link to the confirming discussion on that noticeboard.

Likewise, if you have an external link that you are uncertain meets Wikipedia's guideline on external links, please get confirmation on the External links noticeboard before submitting your whitelisting request here.

If your whitelist request falls under one of these two categories, the admins will be more willing to have the source whitelisted if you can achieve consensus at one of the above noticeboards.

Proposed additions to Whitelist (web pages to unblock)[edit] (second request)[edit]


The article "Time loop" uses the blog post "Edge of Tomorrow, and Kill Is All You Need" as a reference, and I'd like to use the link to complete the reference, since, unlike the books cited in the article, the post does not exist offline. The domain was blacklisted not because of content, but because at one point Wikipedia articles were spammed with it in edits. I requested this in July, but never received a response. —DocWatson42 (talk) 06:36, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

@DocWatson42: plus Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:35, 18 September 2019 (UTC)[edit]

A request to the white list of this site, containing numerous images of paintings and allowing their use to illustrate articles about Russian artists. Leningradartist (talk) 13:22, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Not done Your spamming is the reason it is blacklisted. — JJMC89(T·C) 02:30, 5 October 2019 (UTC)[edit]

Why whitelist: a link to has already been improperly added to one of the articles on Wikipedia. I'm trying to convert the affected reference into a proper web citation.

Which article: Space travel using constant acceleration.

Specific link:

The page has been archived. Archive URL: Linksearch en (http) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C X-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain:

Andrey.a.mitin (talk) 01:28, 5 October 2019 (UTC)[edit]

Although I'm not sure that whitelisting this site is the correct action, Beetstra suggested that I post this here. I tried to restore a citation ("NFL History (March 10, 2003)"). removed a few years ago, to the 1920 Akron Pros season article. It seems that it was removed because the archived URL was not working, although it is working now. The underlying URL, however——leads to a malicious website; I thus can't add it to the "url=" parameter, even with a "url-status=dead" parameter. Accordingly, the archived URL will not display. Does anyone have any suggestions of how to resolve this? The archived URL (which contains the underlying URL) is

  • Link requested to be whitelisted:

(note the insertion of "BREAK" in the middle). Thanks, --Usernameunique (talk) 14:06, 11 October 2019 (UTC)[edit]

I am not sure why this page is blocked from being listed on Wikipedia, but I need this specific link to cite a source in the filmography section on the article of Kelli Berglund. There is no need to whitelist the site itself, I am only requesting that the specific link posted above is whitelisted. If you need more information from me, I will provide it as best as I can. Eightsixofakina (talk) 03:24, 14 October 2019 (UTC)[edit]

I tried to add a link to and was told it is blacklisted. That seems strange, as is one of the leading organizations worldwide for education about wildlife and is funded by the Annenberg Foundation. Is this a mistake? Has some troll put it on the blacklist? Please investigate!

Proposed removals from whitelist (sites to reblock)[edit]