Process for blacklist removal

If you’re a website owner and have noticed that your site/product is on our blacklist, then this is the appropriate process to follow to have it removed.

Some general notes:

Blacklist removal process

  1. Website owner requests for their site/product to be removed from our blacklists by creating a new issue on the SmokeDetector repository.
  2. The requestor must demonstrate that:
    • They are an official representiative of the website/product in question (proof required)
    • The website is not responsible for past spam on StackExchange, and has put measures in place to prevent or condone future attempts to spam SE.
  3. Charcoal will decide whether to intiate the removal process. If the removal of the site is directly contrary to our project goal or harms our spam checks in terms of functionality/performance, we may deny the request.
  4. If the blacklisted item has not been caught in any confirmed spam post on SE in the last 6 months, it will be demoted to the watchlist.
  5. If the item is not caught for another two months, it will be removed from the watchlist.
  6. If the item is caught again during or after the removal, our standard blacklisting procedures will still apply.