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The Spam-whitelist 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 the section title, like === === .
  2. The Wikipedia page on which you want to use the link
  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, please include confirmation that you have read the reason why requests regarding the site are commonly denied and that you still desire to proceed with your request

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 your edit to this page). Requests quoting only a domain (i.e. ending in .com or similar with nothing after the / character) are likely to be denied. If you wish to have a site fully unblocked please visit the relevant section of MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist.

Note: Do not request links to be whitelisted where you can reasonably suspect that the material you want to link to is in violation of copyright (see WP:LINKVIO). Such requests will likely be summarily rejected.

There is no automated notification system in place for the results of requests, and you will not be notified when your request has a response. You should therefore add this page to your personal watch list or 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 or expressed any concerns about the request, as failure to reply to these promptly will generally result in the request being denied.

Completed requests are archived, additions and removal are logged. →snippet for logging: {{/request|1125548319#section_name}}

Note that requests from new or 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 noticeboardsEdit

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


I would like to use this as a source in the article FujiGen. Information on the topic of Japanese OEM guitar manufacturers is sparse and this page contains of wealth of information. — DeeJayK (talk) 23:44, 15 November 2022 (UTC)

It is one of the many vanity links of HubPages. The publisher makes the decision to publish by aesthetics and the amount of traffic it brings. Just Like Forbes Contributors and Huffington Post Contributors, articles are considered self published and user generated and don't pass WP:RS. These two other sources don't for the same reason. Since articles are monetized, there's additional concern of motive of those involved in articles wanting to find ways shoehorn article links into Wikipedia articles. For this specific source, the article author bio "I'm a grantwriter, writer, blogger and literati, degreed in philosophy, who is all about people helping people as a community. I have an eternal fascination for electric guitars and rock bands. Obsessed with cats. Politically incorrect most of the time. Blessed with the ability to say it loud. Worshipped John Lennon and Ronald Reagan at the same time!" The question here is if Torch Harrison has been cited in other reliably published sources and earned the status of an expert on guitar instruments. Being cited in fan sites and blogs do not count. My quick search indicates they're not. I recommend this request be declined. Graywalls (talk) 17:29, 27 November 2022 (UTC)


This is the official website for Infanity. Famed and super notable rap musician and producer Havoc (Mobb Deep) has become a Music Advisory Board Member for Infanity. He’s so notable I did not go first to the other noticeboards. Please whitelist for the Wiki page about Havoc (linked above) so that a reliable source can provide that he is indeed a Music Advisory Board Member at Infanity. I am attempting to add this: “In 2022, Havoc became Music Advisory Board Member for music NFT company Infanity.” It might be best to whitelist generally as it produces music NFTs, such as by Baltimore rapper President Davo. Thank you for your consideration. Lawfare (talk) 22:07, 19 November 2022 (UTC)

@Lawfare I would suggest to draft the article and see if it has enough independent sources to stay. No need to whitelist if it is never going to be used. Dirk Beetstra T C 03:55, 20 November 2022 (UTC)
Okay. I suppose we can wait for more independent sources. Only the Infanity site is the gold standard source for this particular statement about Havoc's position at Infinity intended for the Havoc page. That said, when you say "draft the article," to what article are you referring, I assume Infanity? If so, yes, that will need more sources first. But this request was to whitelist the Infanity site/page for use on the Havoc wiki page, not a new Infanity wiki page. Thank you. Lawfare (talk) 04:38, 21 November 2022 (UTC)

UK Parliament PetitionsEdit

I would like to reference this link to the Balfour declaration article as a citation for British government's response to said petition. Elmisnter! (talk) 17:32, 21 November 2022 (UTC)

@Elminster Aumar:   Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:15, 22 November 2022 (UTC)

This is a Kickstarter campaign created by the band of Montreal which is discussed on their article with reference to the currently blocked source. Fred Gandt · talk · contribs 05:40, 22 November 2022 (UTC)


I would like to add a 2012 Wayback Machine link for this article on the article Language revitalization as it is currently used as a reference and appears to be a reliable source back in 2012. The current site is now a gambling site. Hanif Al Husaini (talk) 19:46, 23 November 2022 (UTC)

Vanity TeenEdit

I would like to use for the article Ram Han, a Korean digital painter. This website has valuable information from an article by Laura Perez about the artist. The article details an interview with Han in which she talks in depth about her practice. Here is the link to the article:— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jobellequijano (talkcontribs)


Official secondary web site of what appears to be a legitimate academic society, The International Environmetrics Society, over 30 years old. (Their main site is but they also have different content on xyz.) The linked conference program has useful biographical information about its participants. You can find a link to the requested link on the main .org site, proving its legitimacy. Probably the whole site should be whitelisted, not just this one link. —David Eppstein (talk) 22:04, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

@David Eppstein: Whole site   Added to MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. .xyz TLD was blanket blacklisted because it is easy to get, and hence a massive majority is spam. We liberally whitelist them if there is a good reason to use them somewhere. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:09, 1 December 2022 (UTC)
Thanks! —David Eppstein (talk) 05:49, 1 December 2022 (UTC)


Attempted to restore content removed by an IP without explanation on Tokelau and was disallowed by the spam blacklist. This appears to be a legitimate site so you may wish to remove it from the blacklist altogether. Someone who's wrong on the internet (talk) 08:14, 2 December 2022 (UTC)


Official website of the XClicker software. If possible, whitelist the whole domain.

Vanity TeenEdit

I want to use this article as reference for pH-1 (rapper). It is an interview with the rapper and provides information on his early life and career. Suhaengpyeongga=수행평가 (talk) 02:23, 4 December 2022 (UTC)

Proposed removals from Whitelist (web pages or link patterns to re-block)Edit

Troubleshooting and problemsEdit