Wikipedia:Requests for page protection

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Requests for page protection

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.


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 administrator 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 3 header (i.e. === [[Example title]] ===) with the namespace if not an article. Place your request at the bottom of either the protection or unprotection list, depending on the nature of your request, and place the pagelinks template below the header in the form of * {{pagelinks|Example title}}. 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, write 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 user talk 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 nor starting a new discussion regarding content. 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.
For single page requests
=== [[Example Article Name]] ===
* {{pagelinks|Example Article Name}}
'''Semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~
=== [[Template:Example Template Name]] ===
* {{pagelinks|Template:Example Template Name}}
'''Unprotection:''' From full protection to template editor protection. ~~~~
For multiple page requests with the same criteria
=== Short descriptive header ===
* {{pagelinks|Wikipedia:Example Page Name 1}}
* {{pagelinks|Wikipedia:Example Page 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, template editor protection, or upload protection at the BOTTOM 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.


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Fazbear7891 (talk) 08:13, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Declined Looks like most of the IP edits are constructive. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:27, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

The Voice (U.S. TV series)[edit]

Renew pending changes: Protecting administrator not enthusiastic about Wikipedia at this time. George Ho (talk) 01:31, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Matteo Darmian[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent nationalist vandalism from anonymous IPs, ignoring the conclusion we came to on the talk page. I've had to undo several edits this week alone. This has been going on for months! Danieletorino2 (talk) 02:34, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: A request for protection/unprotection for one or more pages in this request was recently made, and was denied at some point within the last 8 days.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 06:14, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Wiz vlogging and gaming[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Spam page that keeps on getting recreated-should be salted. Wgolf (talk) 02:43, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. --slakrtalk / 03:39, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Slakr-yes but that is the 2nd user with that name-they have been blocked before with a very similar username so it is likely they will return yet again. Wgolf (talk) 04:50, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Seth MacFarlane[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry. Snuggums (talk / edits) 02:47, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Fred Hoiberg[edit]

Temporary full protection Edit war over breaking news on a press conference to be held tomorrow. Article is already semi-protected. The updates are discouraged per WP:BREAKING. In this USA Today source, it says he "will be introduced officially at a news conference Tuesday afternoon, a person familiar with the development told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the hire until it was announced by the team." Full protection until 0:00, 3 June (UTC) should be sufficient. This version has all the breaking news content removed, which I would recommend be the version that is protected. I am WP:INVOLVED.—Bagumba (talk) 03:30, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Note sure about this so will let another admin decide. By the way, Chicago Tribune says that the official announcement is scheduled for 2pm Tuesday CST (7pm UTC), so my recommendation is that any full-protection not last more than a few minutes beyond that if the protecting admin doesn't want Bull fans knocking at their door. :) Abecedare (talk) 04:30, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Josh Peck[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations – Yet more spillover from Drake Bell. NeilN talk to me 03:46, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Already done --slakrtalk / 03:54, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
Semi-protected for a period of 3 days. After 3 days the page will be automatically unprotected. And have left the prior pending changes protection unchanged even though it is redundant at the moment. (Can you hurry up with your RFA and save us all this duplicated effort?!) Abecedare (talk) 03:54, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
@Abecedare: crap, sorry about sorta stomping on your toes there; I totally wasn't paying attention to the actual timestamp of when you made the protection. :P Cheers =) --slakrtalk / 03:57, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
No problem at all esp. since I didn't even get an edit-conflict. And having too many responders here is definitely the preferred problem to have. :) Cheers. Abecedare (talk) 04:01, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
@Abecedare: Yeeeeaaah, pretty sure mucking around with the end date/time will turn all those support votes into opposes :-) --NeilN talk to me 04:07, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

List of WWE Divas Champions[edit]

Semi-protection: Huge spike in vandalism over the past couple days from various accounts and IPs. Prefall 04:43, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Order 777[edit]

Create protection: Repeatedly recreated. Gparyani (talk) 04:47, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Bella and the Bulldogs[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Here we go again. The "cuckcom" vandal. Amaury (talk) 05:07, 2 June 2015 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Requesting 30 day semi-protection. All recent IPs, from 166.251.* to 76.73.* are Alabama-based vandals who keep removing sourced home media section without explanation, and instead are adding voice cast section that is unsourced and duplicates content already found in list of characters section. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 05:31, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Caitlyn Jenner[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Please set to autoconfirm for a week. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 05:36, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 06:14, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection level[edit]

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.

Template:Infobox law school[edit]

Request for reduction in protection level to allow additions to improve coverage for non-U.S. law schools — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tlönorbis (talkcontribs) 03:09, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: @Tlönorbis: This request cannot be parsed. Please ensure it follows formatting consistent with the current or previous methods of submission.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 06:14, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

Further information: Wikipedia:Edit requests
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.