Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam

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Emblem-important.svg When reporting spam, please use the appropriate template(s):
As a courtesy, please consider informing other editors if their actions are being discussed.
{{Link summary|}} -- do not use "subst:" with this template - Do not include the "http://www." portion of the URL inside this template
  • {{IP summary}} - to report anonymous editors suspected of spamming:
{{IP summary|}} --- do not use "subst:" with this template
  • {{User summary}} - to report registered users suspected of spamming:
{{User summary|Username}} -- do not use "subst:" with this template

Also, please include links ("diffs") to sample spam edits.

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New Wikibot BadCitationBot[edit]

I've created a new Wikibot with the aim of checking citations for valid contents (right now it only checks for suspicious journals, social sites and weak or missing dates).

If you would like to test or contribute to it you can clone it from its git repository:

Remember to run pip -r requirements.txt

Just give it a list of articles you want checked and it will spit out information about whether it has things wrong with it. Bad date formats, suspicious journals and social media links[edit]


MER-C 19:22, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

MER-C 17:26, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Defer to Global blacklist MER-C 12:14, 16 March 2019 (UTC)


I tried to add a link to the article Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (Non-Governmental organization), but it is blocked by spam filter. --Wanderer777 (talk) 05:51, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

@Wanderer777: you will have to make your case at the whitelist, Defer to Whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 06:09, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
OK. --Wanderer777 (talk) 06:37, 15 March 2019 (UTC)[edit]

Obvious refspam is obvious. says they provide "accommodation solutions" and "specialise in hotel reservations - both individual and group. We can also assist you with conference room bookings, transfers from/to: airport, hotel and venue, dinner reservations and logistics support." ☆ Bri (talk) 02:29, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Spamming Equinox page[edit]

From early morning there is constant editing on Equinox from different IPs. Changing links and linking whole first segment to "㥗釛". Please protect temporally this page. Xunonotyk (talk) 10:03, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

This has been blacklisted globally, but apparently the encoding disables that. I am implementing a temporary edit filter. --Dirk Beetstra T C 11:30, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
@Xunonotyk: Please see Special:AbuseFilter/976. --Dirk Beetstra T C 11:36, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
@Xunonotyk: now really been solved, blacklisted on meta (it needed to be done in a non-conventional way). --Dirk Beetstra T C 12:36, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, you really save the day! Xunonotyk (talk) 12:40, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Five spam pages[edit]

After I posted Wikipedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard#Five spam pages, I wondered if I should have posted here instead. Probably not, but I'm trolling here for some input over there, please, specifically with regard to being bold and deleting them all per {{db-g11}} as opposed to the more conservative (and tedious) approach I took. – Athaenara 15:44, 22 March 2019 (UTC)