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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 now 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, template editor protection, or feedback 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.

Simone Padoin (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. QED237 (talk) 00:18, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

List of programs broadcast by Cartoon Network (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Addition of unsourced and poorly sourced programming, as evidenced in these edits - 1 2 3 4 - continued after the previous protection expired. ElectricBurst(Is there anything you need of me?) 14:54, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

User talk:50.149.225.14 (edit | [[Talk:User talk:50.149.225.14|talk]] | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: IP has no right to blank his talk page, especially when they're blocked for 3 months. 62.150.195.61 (talk) 00:01, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Brendan Rodgers (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. QED237 (talk) 23:52, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Over the last month, an IPv6-hopping editor keeps adding unsourced content about a future event in contravention of WP:CRYSTAL. Since they keep hopping IPs, discussion with them is not possible. Some of the IPs used have been blocked for other forms of disruption. The article has been a target of other unsourced future additions as well, like this, and prior to that was protected (circa September 18) for other persistently disruptive additions. I think the article needs longer-term protection since the vandals are showing little sign of abating. Thanks,. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 22:55, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one month. After one month the page will be automatically unprotected. AlexiusHoratius 23:00, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Gordon Ramsay (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. —Frosty 22:38, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of six months. After six months the page will be automatically unprotected. AlexiusHoratius 22:58, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Ashley Tisdale (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Unconstructive edits from IP's/new user, including vandalism. Pending protection isn't working. Snuggums (talk / edits) 21:49, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Declined for now - vandalism has been a bit steady but not enough to justify going to semi in my opinion - the article is already under indef PC. AlexiusHoratius 23:05, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Little Rock, Arkansas (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. ViperSnake151  Talk  20:43, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. The only anon edit in the last week fixed a markup typo. AlexiusHoratius 23:07, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Apple Pay (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – new user adding unsourced promo without engaging in meaningful discussion. The Banner talk 19:28, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Declined for now - the last addition by the new editor was self-reverted; perhaps the edit war has died down for now. AlexiusHoratius 23:10, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Joshua Bonehill (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Full protection: Edit-warring between the subject himself bigging himself up and a single-purpose account bringing him down. Although the subject has a long record of creating articles on himself and his organisations on Wikipedia, and the single-purpose account has been editing solely to criticise them since August, a full protection is about all I can take right now. '''tAD''' (talk) 18:23, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Declined for now - one of the accounts doing most of the edit warring has been blocked 24 hours. AlexiusHoratius 23:12, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Ninjas in Pyjamas (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism from IPs. Sam Walton (talk) 17:08, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Bangtan Boys (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Widr (talk) 16:38, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Vehicle beacon lights in India (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary full protection: Persistent Vandalism for weeks since a very long time. Uncletomwood (talk) 16:23, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Battle of Ilovaisk (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – IPs are messing with stuff here that they shouldn't be. That's why it was semi'd before, and it should be again. RGloucester 15:43, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Enrico Cardoso Nazaré (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism - Two IPs and one user is consistently blanking the article. QubeCube (talk) 15:19, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

On the Road Again Tour (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – A large spike in vandalism today from varied IP addresses, and some logged-in users. In many cases multiple users add their nonsense in quick succession, but ClueBot only reverts the most recent edit leaving some vandalism in place. Request temporary semi-protection to stem the flow. Reticulated Spline (tc) 15:04, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Legends of Chima (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Users adding unencyclopedic and possibly copy-pasted summaries. . Dcbanners (talk) 12:55, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Sonic Boom (TV series) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Full protection: Content dispute/edit warring. Dcbanners (talk) 12:44, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

This is a continuation of a recent incident involving the same editors. Neither of you made it to the talkpage to discuss this so maybe talk it through and reach a consensus first before going to full protection? tutterMouse (talk) 15:23, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Vern S. Williams (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations – This page is a biography of a living person. Therefore, semi-protection is necessary to prevent vandalism. William2001 (talk) 05:20, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked.  Philg88 talk 09:15, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Ancient Egyptian deities (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: A banned, IP-hopping editor is editing the article to lend subtle support to his fringe theories; see Talk:Orion (constellation)#Ancient Egypt for background. A. Parrot (talk) 04:23, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Today (U.S. TV program) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent level of vandalism by both confirmed editors and IP addresses. livelikemusic my talk page! 02:26, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

2014–15 NBA season (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – IP vandalism. Hoops gza (talk) 23:45, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Pecados ajenos (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite full protection: Persistent vandalism – Vandalism again. It of no use to the anonymous user who is vandalizing, because he always changes his ip block. Could you at least protect longer?. The person who is bothering, apparently won't stop. McVeigh / talk 21:02, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

List of military occupations (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Since 11/8/14 Multiple IP's have come to revert content. They have made little effort to achieve a consensus on the talk page. Each IP has few edits. Most only 1. They have started labeling their revisions, Reverted vandalism. This does seem to be turning into a pattern. Temporary page protection may be beneficial. -Serialjoepsycho- (talk) 18:58, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

2014 Libyan Civil War (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – See my last request here. Mr. Stradivarius told me to make another request if another sock shows up. Apparently this time, Caradoc29105 had someone question his edits at Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Humanities#what_is_libyan_.22Nakabwe_Shwahabilia.22_is_it_real.3F. This goes to show how dangerous it is to have vandals like that on sight. Fitzcarmalan (talk) 17:43, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Reference desk (edit|project page|history|links|watch|logs)[edit]

Semi-protection for a few days, to fend off the trolls. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 17:25, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Water polo (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Back on the regular checkup, but unfortunately not much has improved. After this page was unprotected less than a month ago, there has been very little action on this page other than vandalism and reverting vandalism. As long as I have been on Wikipedia, I can remember at most 3 or 4 positive edits from IPs to the article. Has been protected in some form or another 7 times in the past, so perhaps the time has come to make it indefinite. JZCL 17:18, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

G4 (TV channel) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Days ago, some users thought that I was vandalizing the page with edit summaries, removing boilerplate sources and re-added those sources, but I wasn't! I was just trying to make the page more perfect. But this time, they're really telling me to stop messing with that page. You've got to put a stop to this right now!! AdamDeanHall (talk) 16:41, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Even though the IPs are static, they look too much like the same person to me. Stuff like this indicates that if there is a sockpuppeteer here, they're not editing in good faith. Ian.thomson (talk) 19:58, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
I ask that this request be denied; the OP and the IP are edit-warring over very minor things like periods, cite date styles and blank space in the editing window of the article and this should be dealt with via warnings to both the parties to stop it, not semi-protection (the edit cite was a duplicate link the OP added for each article in the same blog over and over again, one which I removed last week as overlinking). The OP has a history of WP:OWN with the listed page and needs to realize that others are allowed to edit the article too, and the IP complaints about terse and over-specific edit summaries targeted their way are also proper. Nate (chatter) 21:37, 22 November 2014 (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.
  • 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.