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@SPatnaik (WMF): I think this is what you were talking about on meta-wiki? Please reply here, since you have Flow on your talk and I hate Flow! :) Xaosflux (talk) 14:13, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
2020-04-02T20:59:15 Quiddity (WMF) talk contribs block caused a spam blacklist hit on User:Quiddity (WMF)/sandbox by attempting to add https://twitter.com/search?q=%23EduWIki&src=typed_query&f=live.
2020-04-02T20:58:45 SPatnaik (WMF) talk contribs block caused a spam blacklist hit on User:SPatnaik (WMF)/Education/Resources/COVID-19 Response/For teachers and guardians by attempting to add https://twitter.com/search?q=%23EduWiki&src=typed_query&f=live.
2020-04-02T20:51:52 SPatnaik (WMF) talk contribs block caused a spam blacklist hit on User:SPatnaik (WMF)/Education/Resources/COVID-19 Response/For teachers and guardians by attempting to add https://twitter.com/search?q=%23EduWIki&src=typed_query&f=live. 
@SPatnaik (WMF): I think you are being blocked because of the global blacklist. We can add a local whitelist (at MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist) but your link is a bit unusual for the type that normally get whitelisted. Are you actually needing to link to a "search" on twitter - or is there a better link for them? Xaosflux (talk) 14:16, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: That's a campaign we are running on twitter called #EduWiki, and the link goes to live tweets with #EduWiki.SPatnaik (WMF) (talk) 14:49, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
@SPatnaik (WMF): ok, saw you updated the WL, keep in mind this applies to all editors on this project. Xaosflux (talk) 17:39, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
@SPatnaik (WMF): for changes like that, please notify the community, including the local administrators, with a post on the Outreach Wikimedia:Village pump. I don't think that you'll be reverted, but local users including the local admins should know what's being changed and why. Thanks. ↠Pine () 17:51, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
Hi @Pine:, I wasn't sure what's the problem is, as in general Twitter links are allowed and this wasn't, but sure I will start a discussion on VP.SPatnaik (WMF) (talk) 18:02, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
@SPatnaik (WMF): twitter search results are blocked globally (see discussion) as they contain arbitrary dynamic content that is not normally useful for our projects, which use external links primarily as references for verifying facts. That is also why I was trying to get you to describe this a bit more to see if there was better way to link to these. I'm not very active on this project and primarily hold administrator access only for technical support - so following up where @Pine: suggested would probably be best. Xaosflux (talk) 18:48, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Hi @SPatnaik (WMF): thanks. There probably won't be objections, but local admins should be informed regarding proposed or actual significant changes to the wiki. Also, while you're at the VP, please let us know what the bit.ly and Google links that you whitelisted are intended to facilitate. I trust your good faith but other admins should know about this. Also, for changes to the Spam-whitelist page that are not urgent, I request that you propose those changes in advance on the Village Pump instead of making them first and then communicating later. There should be consensus regarding changes to the configuration for this site. Thanks. ↠Pine () 01:37, 4 April 2020 (UTC)