MediaWiki talk:Titleblacklist

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Please add:

.*\/w\/index\.php.*

(spam target). Hillgentleman|Talk 02:30, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Too broad. I was actually going to criticize a similar regexp at Meta:MediaWiki:Titleblacklist for being too broad. I've updated the regexp here though to reflect another possibility even though I haven't seen it happen anywhere I've looked. I think Meta and other projects should instead be using: (?:[^\/]+\/)?index\.php(?:\/.+)?. --darkYin yang.svglama 17:35, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
I don't see how any education resource would contain the string "/w/index.php" ; but then I am not too familiar with this type of regex. Is there such an example?Hillgentleman|Talk 02:35, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Unnecessary title blacklisting[edit]

"User(?: talk)?:(?:Abd|Darklama)\/.* <autoconfirmed>" was not explained, but researching history, seems to have been based on a single disruptive page creation in my user space. I do not understand the syntax here, but it may be that Darklama applied this to my user and user talk space and to his own. I would not advise that a custodian exempt their own space without discussion, it's COI. I did not request this and was surprised to find it today. Please remove, or if it is desired to keep Darklama's own self-protection, then I believe that editing it to "User(?: talk)?:(?:Darklama)\/.* <autoconfirmed>" should fix it. (I.e., just remove the "Abd|" snippet. Ah, we need a resource on the specific Mediawiki regex, Regular expressions is not only difficult to approach, but not specific. I will also ping Darklama talk, but Darklama is irregularly active. --Abd (discusscontribs) 02:36, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

YesY Done - The perens aren't necessary for a single item, only for a set of options with the or pipe. The effect of the statement is to limit participation on those pages to auto-confirmed users only. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 03:06, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, that's what I thought, but I wasn't sure. The effect was obvious. Creating a page, I got the message (even though I am obviously autoconfirmed). I may have been getting this message for a long time and just never noticed it. --Abd (discusscontribs) 04:37, 4 August 2015 (UTC)