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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, it is almost always a good idea to ask the protecting admin first before listing a page here.
  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}}
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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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.

Disturbia (song) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Temporary protection because of persistent genre changing/adding of unreliable sources. .  — ₳aron 17:19, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Only Girl (In the World) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Temporary protection because of persistent genre changing/adding of unreliable sources. .  — ₳aron 17:17, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Angry Birds (video game) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Article has been repeatedly vandalized by a string of IP socks of blocked User:Bryancyriel aka User:Mamaluigi2. He keeps on adding the name Andrea Brillantes as a disambig article. -WayKurat (talk) 16:23, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Atlético Madrid (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Addition of unsourced content from newly created accounts. QED237 (talk) 16:19, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Andreas Christensen (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Create protection: Repeatedly recreated. Sir Sputnik (talk) 15:46, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Karunakara Tondaiman (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Repeated vandalism by multiple unauthorized IPs. Premthanjavur (Premthanjavur) 15:10, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

One mass addition of text by a single IP this month doesn't constitute vandalism nor justify protection. Dusti*Let's talk!* 15:54, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. WNYY98 (talk) 15:01, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Vandalism hasn't been caught as quickly and perhaps 2 weeks would serve as a good deterrent as it seems to be picking up.. Dusti*Let's talk!* 15:52, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Continental drift (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – few constructive ip contributions . WNYY98 (talk) 14:41, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The vandalism is so few and far inbetween and caught so quickly that I don't think protection is justified. Dusti*Let's talk!* 15:50, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Semi-protected for a period of 1 week. After 1 week the page will be automatically unprotected. — MusikAnimal talk 17:00, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – few constructive ip contributions. WNYY98 (talk) 14:38, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The vandalism is so few and far inbetween and caught so quickly that I don't think protection is justified. Dusti*Let's talk!* 15:50, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. — MusikAnimal talk 16:58, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

French and Indian War (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Repeated vandalism by multiple school IPs. Thomas.W talk 12:56, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 6 months. After 6 months the page will be automatically unprotected. — MusikAnimal talk 14:56, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Pakistan at the 2014 Asian Games (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: most edits seem to be done by IP, not up to wiki standards. protect for 6months. Luxure (talk) 12:08, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Mohabat Subh Ka Sitara Hai (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – consistent IP Vandalism. Luxure (talk) 11:33, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Declined There was only one IP edit in September, which you reverted immediately, and it is clearly not vandalism.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:41, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

1963 in music (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – IP seems very active on editing this article, erratic and nonsense editing, about 50 edits in 1hr!. Luxure (talk) 10:39, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Declined, It's one IP, better to take action against them than protect the article. Report to AIV if they've been warned proplerly GedUK  12:26, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

List of Nvidia graphics processing units (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Edit warring by IP. Dusti*Let's talk!* 04:33, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. 175.141.36.0/23 blocked for a week. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:25, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Behati Prinsloo (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism from new editors, as opposed to IPs. Mr. Guye (talk) 23:10, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Declined, recent edits appear to be misguided but good faith and aren't causing serious (eg BLP/copyright) issues. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:07, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: An IP address (User:177.9.238.224) keeps adding unsourced information (saying a character is "written be 52 years old" (or any other age, this is the most recent done to the section on the character "Hank" in Saw VI. Despite asking the editor to stop, they keep doing this. I believe they edited from other IP Addresses too, since these edits keep appearing. Could someone take a look at the edits and decide if the page should be semi-rpotected and/or the IP Addresses blocked (including the most recent one)? Thanks. Saturn 28 (talk) 21:39, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Declined, talk to the IP, and if they continue, report them to AIV. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:02, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Syrian Kurdish–Islamist conflict (2013–present) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: IPs keep removing content without explanation aka POV pushing.Catlemur (talk) 09:07, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Declined The volume of potentially unsuitable edits is very low compared to the overall article, and it also isn't clear that what they're doing is 'wrong', they seem to be removing something from the infobox that says 'alleged', and isn't sourced. GedUK  11:53, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

I got it sourced.If it keeps getting removed I will mention it here.Catlemur (talk) 15:43, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. Time wasted to revert ip edits.. This page is highly active and undo sometimes do not revertBrianGroen (talk) 15:46, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: A request for protection/unprotection was recently made for this page, and was denied at some point within the last 8 days.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 15:48, 23 September 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.