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Blacklist spam phrases for first time users

We're getting a pile of fresh spam over on Ask Ubuntu at the moment. I know these idiots cycle around the sites but what strikes me is how eye-wateringly obviously spammy this stuff is. Now not so ...
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Change links in errors and warnings to HTTPS

Another question here on Meta brought something to my attention. Most links in errors and warnings that come up when posting or editing still are HTTP. I have a few examples listed below from various ...
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Wrong URL leaked through blacklist?

In this question, cnst tried to edit a question on SO and was responded with × Body cannot contain "http://www.domain.com". Please use example.com (or .org or .net) for fake URLs. More info: ...
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Blacklist hxxp://bfy.tw/* as LMGTFY shortener

Can we get a global automatic blacklist on the link shortener at bfy.tw? It's recently been used as an alternative to other shorteners, and I've seen at least two "Let me google that for you" links ...
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Can domain.com be added to the example domain blacklist?

Several popular example domains such as site.com, mydomain.com, and mysite.com are now disallowed in the body of questions and answers. Can domain.com be added to this blacklist? It is the the most ...
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Blacklist warnings aren't shown when editing comments

A while back, we added the ability to attach specific guidance to blacklisted terms. This works for comments as well: But it doesn't work if you're adding the blacklisted term as an edit to a ...
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Allow adding a specific message / guidance to blacklists

We don't always blacklist problematic tags or terms, but when we do it's because they've become such a nuisance on a site that we can't control them any other way. Vague / meta tags that keep coming ...
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Can't use the word “question” in title in the context of “a security question implementation”

I tried editing a question to have a more fitting title. The questions is about how to implement a password reset function by having a "security question" in a certain security framework. The title as ...
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Why are certain example URLs like http://site.com/ and http://mysite.com/ blocked from post content?

Why is http://site.com/ and http://mysite.com/ blocked from the post content on the main site? I tried to make a sample URL and I had to use http://testsite.com instead.
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Let mods set temporary blacklists

Sometimes a site gets attacked by spammers/spambots. In such a case, the current procedure for moderators is: Request a blacklist from the community team. This is basically a regex that is tested ...
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Has my account been blacklisted? [duplicate]

I have an account on Stack Overflow. However, now I start to realize that I get constantly downvoted by the "serial upvote reversal" mechanism. So, I created a new account (this one) from a different ...
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Can we ban links to W3Fools now, please?

I'm getting sick and tired of all those people who think providing a link to the W3Fools site is the righteous thing to do. But that site gives out the wrong signals. It insinuates that W3Schools ...
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What happens when someone is blacklisted?

Just wanted to find out what happens when someone is blacklisted or has a post-ban. Is it only their login that is blacklisted or also their IP address?
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Blacklist w3schools (with a helpful message)

I'm proposing to blacklist w3schools.com on Stack Overflow. Answers linking to it are usually bad and often even link-only. Such answers also attract w3fools-related comments which would be fine with ...
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“Help” slipped through in a question title although it should be blocked

As we all know the word "help" is blacklisted from questions title. However today I encountered this question on Stack Overflow and when submitting my edit (not related to the title) was amazed to ...
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Since when is http://whathaveyoutried.com/ banned?

Since when is http://whathaveyoutried.com/ banned? And, who took the decision? Edit: to be clear, this is was banned whether on its own, or with other content. It's an incredibly popular summary of ...
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Should we forbid “please help me” titles?

We now forbid the word problem in titles: everyone has a problem, or they wouldn’t post a question. Should we similarly forbid titles that ask for help with one or another “please help me” formula? ...
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Which words in titles are blacklisted on Stack Exchange?

Is there a complete list of blacklisted words for titles? I think there's: problem error issue But I'd like to be sure.
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Why am I not able to post my answer?

I tried to answer one question as I am unable to post comments, and I'm getting this weird error message: Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: Sorry, posts can't contain that content. ...
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Ban URL shortening services

Related: Ban LMGTFY links | Shall we spam-flag lmgtfy-links? | URL Shorteners cleanup Ban URL shorting services from being used in questions/answers. I have three major reasons to request this: It's ...
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Blacklist for display names

I just noticed a(n unregistered) user on Super User who'd set his/her/its display name to the famous four-letter English word for "fecal matter". I've manually edited the offending display name to ...
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“Sorry, posts can't contain that content.” what content exactly (besides lmgtfy)

I know from here that lmgtfy is banned, but I've noticed http://www.playerdiy.com/ is as well. What other sites are banned? Until Jeff answers definitively this is a 'poll' type question. When you ...