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Currently the wikia I work on has an open 'title blacklist' article, it basically is linking to other pages and ends up Searchable if someone were to look for it, and also showing up in the "wanted pages" section. I don't want blacklisted terms / words to be viewable to the public. -- Bunai82 (talk page) 08:42, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

If you want to blacklist an article for creation, simply protect it (like you would for a created page) -- RandomTime 10:20, August 12, 2010 (UTC)
Not sure what you mean, cause I never did that. I want something that will automatically not happen if a vandal started posting. -- Bunai82 (talk page) 19:22, August 12, 2010 (UTC)
You can use regular expressions to make it a little bit less obvious or break it up so the words don't show up in a search. However, the entries on that page should not be links, you can unlink them and they will work. --Pcj (TC) 21:14, August 12, 2010 (UTC)
I'll have to show you guys what I mean. Because so far I am confused. page in question. Currently I am looking at MediaWiki title blacklist but can't figure out how to get it onto my wiki. Is it downloadable or already on the wiki by default. -- Bunai82 (talk page) 02:51, August 13, 2010 (UTC)

Uberfuzzy: How it's supposed to work? It's a list of regular expressions? Because it didn't work. [1] [2] --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) -WikiDex 11:43, August 13, 2010 (UTC)
I think blacklists are not working on any wiki. Vĕģą-Ďāґķ 11:48, August 13, 2010 (UTC)
It works fine on WoWWiki. --Pcj (TC) 11:56, August 13, 2010 (UTC)
um thanks, can I just copy a blacklist from another wikia for my own? -- Bunai82 (talk page) 13:09, August 13, 2010 (UTC)
No, the hook has to be added in wikifactory first, so you need to ask Wikia to add it. About it being visible to the public, the title blacklist extension itself calls from a mediawiki page, not from an admin-view only page. The local version here at wikia of the title blacklist isn't phalanx (the global version) so you cannot make it hidden from the public (without going to extremes to try). For what vegadark said, both the local spam and title blacklists were broken cross-wiki for a while after the phalanx switchover, but now they are working, so ignore that. Cheers, Joey (talk) 13:48, August 13, 2010 (UTC)
You could hide it from most people by using page-specific css. I don't see why it would be worth the effort; and it wouldn't be hidden from search. --◄mendel► 19:37, August 13, 2010 (UTC)
It appears I was outdated, local title blacklist is now installed by default, so you don't need to contact wikia anymore. Everything else I said still stands. Cienca Al Poder, the blacklist has 800 (iirc) seconds of cache for new entries/changes, just like the previous global title blacklist. Try editing that page now, you'll get throttled. Joey (talk) 23:51, August 13, 2010 (UTC)
Cool! Thanks! --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) -WikiDex 07:59, August 14, 2010 (UTC)
How do I tell it is working ^_^;; do I create a false article? -- Bunai82 (talk page) 08:05, August 14, 2010 (UTC)
Yes, that would prevent you from creating or even editing a page with that title. For example, try to create a page containing the word "BannedTitle" in the title here (it's only a test wiki). Also a tip: If you want a page to not appear in search results, add the __NOINDEX__ magic word on it. It works only on non-content namespaces (like Project:, MediaWiki, etc.) --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) -WikiDex 08:13, August 14, 2010 (UTC)
Thank you ^_^ that is so cool! lol -- Bunai82 (talk page) 15:44, August 14, 2010 (UTC) One more Q, is there a template for this "no index" thing? -- Bunai82 (talk page) 16:23, August 14, 2010 (UTC)
No. It's easy to just put __NOINDEX__ on a page, isn't it? That should work if you include it inside a template, though. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) -WikiDex 17:10, August 14, 2010 (UTC)
Not sure the "noindex" is working, see this page templateindex, that is what I meant, if I had to take that and transfer it to my wiki. Also is there a spam filter that can block the most extreme explicit words if someone tries to vandalize an article? -- Bunai82 (talk page) 19:21, August 14, 2010 (UTC)
You don't need that template at all. As I said, all the magic is done with the __NOINDEX__. About spam filter for article content, there's one global for all wikia, but I doubt we ever could have a local one per-wiki. One option would be to enable mw:Extension:AbuseFilter --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) -WikiDex 20:14, August 14, 2010 (UTC)
Going to figure out how that filter works, my wiki keeps getting spammed by vandals and ad bots who target Forum articles. I would hope that this "noindex" thing would discourage some. -- Bunai82 (talk page) 23:22, August 14, 2010 (UTC)
No. If that's a spambot, you need to request help at w:c:vstf, because they could add some words to the spam blacklist that would prevent the bot to spam on all wikia, since such bots usually end spamming several wikias. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) -WikiDex 09:28, August 15, 2010 (UTC)

Custom error message

Is it possible to customize the message you get when you trigger the TitleBlacklist? --Duskeytalk 10:07, September 7, 2010 (UTC)

I think it's either MediaWiki:Spamprotectionmatch or MediaWiki:Spamprotectiontext -- RandomTime 10:39, September 7, 2010 (UTC)
It's both. Thank you. --Duskeytalk 12:36, September 7, 2010 (UTC)
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