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i'm not really sure that this spam blacklist works ... could someone without admin right try entering links to one of the urls in the blacklist ? -- Dionoea 01:01, 27 January 2006 (CET)

The spam blacklist automatically hides changes which include a links to one of the sites mentioned on the blacklist (I think that's what happens - I'm not too sure myself). The page is set as protected so the spammers don't clear the list (or post spam on it ;).
Meta has some stuff on how the list works:
--H2g2bob 13:39, 27 January 2006 (CET)
ps- it uses regex, so if you know regex you can do some wacky matching stuff. Otherwise just use \. instred of dots.
pps - Full desctiption here (meta-wiki)

...I tested this under an alt account without admin privileges. I was able to add a dozen links listed on the SpamBlacklist [1][2] as well as "blacklisted words within URLs" [3] to the Sandbox page without anything more than a CAPTCHA. It doesn't feel like this will actually ward off spam. DoesItReallyMatter (talk) 21:00, 27 December 2014 (CET)

Can't edit the spam blacklist

I can't edit the SpamBlacklist because the word "x‍a‍n‍a‍x‍" triggers some filter; adding that word to any page prevents the edit from saving, even though I have admin privileges.
Here I only sidestepped this by inserting invisible HTML entities within the word.

Does anybody have a clue what this is about or how to fix this? DoesItReallyMatter (talk) 21:07, 27 December 2014 (CET)

Hmm. "s‍e‍o" is also on the filter list. I removed all links containing those words here, fixed a regular-expression syntax error here (mistakenly a newline rather than a backslash-escape), then rolled my edits back because I wasn't sure what to do at that point. Maybe I'll have a better idea later.
How ironic that I can't put certain words on a blacklist... DoesItReallyMatter (talk) 14:50, 6 February 2015 (CET)