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This is a list of search terms used to find mainly userspace spam. Feel free to add to it. If you find anything, tag it with {{db-spam}}.

To include this template on your user page, add {{spamsearch}} on your user page.

Note: Be aware that this page, and anything that it is transcluded on, may show up in these Google searches as well.

I (MER-C) can generate editor-friendly versions of API queries (e.g. userpages containing Template:Infobox Musical artist) on request. Please ask on my talk page.

Edit this template to add the latest spam keywords.

Templates for searching Wikipedia

Search links

A search link stores a query in a link that takes you to live search results for that stored search. They're found on user pages and talk pages. Use one to bring the full feature set of MediaWiki Search, or features of external search engines, to bear on users unfamiliar with their search parameters.

One type of search link is a wikilink with all the capabilities of Search (search box), and with standard wikilink syntax: [[Special:Search/query| label]]. So this search link will (1) navigate: [[Special:search/Wales]] → Special:search/Wales or (2) search: [[Special:search/~Wales | search/~Wales]]search/~Wales if you prefix a ~ tilde character.

All other search links are made from a template that will build a URL instead of wikilink. A URL can for example can call off-site search engines to search Wikipedia.

Search boxes

Search boxes are made by <inputbox> tags. See mw:Extension:InputBox.

Page title searches

  • {{Canned search}} – Link to automated search results for a given term
  • {{In title}} – Search for pages whose name contains given words
  • {{Look from}} – Search for pages whose name begins with a given word

For searches with exact matches, exact in upper and lower cases, or in punctuation marks, see Help:Searching § grep.

Other Wikipedia editor help

See also