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This page is for requesting that a page, file or template be fully protected, create protected (salted), semi-protected, added to pending changes, move-protected, template protected (template-specific), upload protected (file-specific), or unprotected. Please read up on the protection policy. Full protection is used to stop edit warring between multiple users or to prevent vandalism to high-risk templates, semi-protection and pending changes are usually used only to prevent IP and new user vandalism (see the rough guide to semi-protection), and move protection is used to stop pagemove revert wars.

After a page has been protected, the protection is listed in the page history and logs with a short description indicating why it was protected, and the article is listed on Special:Protectedpages. Further discussion should take place on the Talk page of the article. In the case of full protection due to edit warring, admins do not revert to specific versions of the page, except to get rid of obvious vandalism.

Instructions

If you would like to request a page to be protected or unprotected, please follow the following steps:

  1. If you are requesting unprotection, you must ask the protecting admin first for unprotection. If the admin is unable to respond and/or lower protection then you can list your request on this page.
  2. Add a level 4 header (i.e. ==== {{lx|Example}} ====, where "x" stands for the namespace) at the top of either the protection or unprotection list and place one of the templates from the table below within the header. Please make sure you have spelled the name of the article properly; a common error stems from mistaken requests for the protection of redirects, particularly capitalised ones.
  3. If you are requesting protection, place the type of request (full protection, semi-protection, pending changes, move protection) and a brief reason for your request below your header.
  4. Please do not add arbitrary requests for a protection expiry time to your request, or request indefinite protection arbitrarily.
    • If there is a reason for a page to be protected for a certain amount of time, such as protecting a usertalk page until the user is unblocked, please make this clear.
    • If you are requesting indefinite semi-protection or pending changes, be aware that it is only applied to articles with endemic and endless vandalism problems which multiple increasing periods of temporary semi-protection or pending changes have failed to stop.
    • Note that different expiry times can be set for edit and move-protections, so an article can, for example, be semi-edit-protected for a week and full-move-protected indefinitely.
  5. Sign your request with four tildes ~~~~ and save.
  • Note: this is not a venue for continuing an argument from elsewhere. If a request contains excessive arguing, is being used for edit-warring or content disputes, contains personal attacks or uncivil comments, or any other unrelated discussion, it will be removed from this page.
Namespace Link to subject page Link to talk page
General {{pagelinks|FULL PAGE NAME}}
Same as for subject page
{{ln|NAMESPACE|PAGE NAME}} {{lnt|NAMESPACE|PAGE NAME}}
Article {{la|ARTICLE}} {{lat|ARTICLE}}
Draft {{ld|DRAFT}} {{ldt|DRAFT}}
Template {{lt|TEMPLATE}} {{ltt|TEMPLATE}}
Wikipedia {{lw|PAGE}} {{lwt|PAGE}}
Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/ {{lafd|PAGE}}
User {{lu|PAGE}} {{lut|PAGE}}
Category {{lc|PAGE}} {{lct|PAGE}}
File {{lf|FILE}} {{lft|FILE}}
Portal {{lp|PORTAL}} {{lpt|PORTAL}}
MediaWiki {{lm|MESSAGE}} {{lmt|MESSAGE}}
Help {{lh|PAGE}} {{lht|PAGE}}
Book {{lb|BOOK}} {{lbt|BOOK}}
Education Program {{lep|PROGRAM}} {{lept|PROGRAM}}
TimedText {{lttxt|TIMEDTEXT}} {{lttxtt|TIMEDTEXT}}
Module {{lmd|MODULE}} {{lmdt|MODULE}}
Topic {{ltp|TOPIC}}
Examples
==== {{la|Example Article Name}} ====
'''Semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~
==== {{lt|Example Template Name}} ====
'''Temporary semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~
For multiple article requests with the same criteria
==== Example Articles with same criteria ====
* {{la|Example Article Name 1}}
* {{la|Example Article Name 2}}
'''Temporary semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~


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Administrator instructions


Current requests for increase in protection level[edit]

Place requests for new or upgrading pending changes, semi-protection, full protection, move protection, create protection, or template editor protection at the TOP of this section. Check the rolling archive of fulfilled and denied requests or, failing that, the page history if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: New Trailer for film was released and vandalism will follow. --ACase0000 (talk) 13:32, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Pages are not protected pre-emptively. Rettetast (talk) 14:09, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

List of Games with Gold games (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – IPs continuously add on games they want to be a part of the program which is obvious vandalism. I'm asking for indefinite as the program is n ongoing thing as such people will always try to add unsourced games to it. Ditto51 (My Talk Page) 08:24, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Rettetast (talk) 14:12, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

S/O Satyamurthy (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Test edits by IP and new users affecting the article's stability and reliability. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 06:43, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Bart Simpson (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary pending changes: Persistent vandalism. I dream of horses (T) @ 06:10, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

It's today's TFA so it's going to see vandalism, there's enough eyes on it to keep it clean though. tutterMouse (talk) 06:42, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

O Kadhal Kanmani (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Film had released worldwide on 17 April 2015. Random IPs making disruptive edits. Several confirmed users are defending & restoring the page time to time. Please add protection to the page for few days.Arjann (talk) 05:09, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Web D Media (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite create protection: Repeatedly recreated. Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 02:02, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Declined Only deleted twice. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 03:35, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

2016 Formula One season (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism and addition of unsourced speculation by IP editors. Tvx1 13:51, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week. After 1 week the page will be automatically unprotected. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 02:32, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection level[edit]

Shortcuts:
Please post requests in this section for removing or reducing the protection level of a page if the protecting admin is inactive or you have already asked them.
  • To find out the username of the admin who protected the page click on "View history" at the top of the page, then click on "View logs for this page" which is under the title of the page. The protecting admin is the username in blue before the words "protected", "changed protection level" or "pending changes". If there are a number of entries on the log page, you might find it easier to select "Protection log" or "Pending changed log" from the dropdown menu in the blue box.
  • Requests to downgrade full protection to template protection on templates and modules can be directed straight here, you do not need to ask the protecting admin first.
  • Unprotection requests for redlinked articles are generally assisted by having a draft version of the intended article prepared beforehand.
  • If you want to make spelling corrections or add uncontroversial information to a protected page please add {{Edit protected}} to the article's talk page, along with an explanation of what you want to add to the page. If the talk page is protected please use the section below.

Check here if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

Further information: Wikipedia:Edit requests
Shortcut:
Ideally, requests should be made on the article talk page rather than here.

Fulfilled/denied requests[edit]

A rolling archive of the last seven days of protection requests can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Rolling archive.