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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.
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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.

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

Create protection: Repeatedly recreated. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:50, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Creation protected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:19, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Weekly Shōnen Jump (3rd nomination) (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)[edit]

Indefinite create protection Article is a constant target for a user with numerous sockpuppets who wants to delete the article under the assumption that this weekly magazine is a 'terrorist organization'; obvious this topic will never be deleted and this has already been speedied seven times before as bad faith. Also asking for the same on a heading for a 4th nomination if possible. Nate (chatter) 12:40, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined, that would disproportionately inconvenience legitimate editors who might wish to nominate the article for deletion. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:18, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Compartmental models in epidemiology (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – This article has had persistent IP edits that have not been confirmed as accurate. I'm going to tag the article as needing an expert. I just restored material that belongs in the article that an IP removed. When I reminded him that the difference between deterministic v. stochastic models is important, and he should write a paragraph, he told me I should do it and he'll 'add to it.' Please block IPs until someone from WP Project Statistics can go over these IP changes. Thanks. . SW3 5DL (talk) 12:33, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:16, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
HJ Mitchell. The problem is over time. The article does not have a lot of traffic, but it has too many unverified changes by IPs, especially this current one. Please consider a temporary protection for say a month to give me time to verify changes and do a rewrite to simplify the language. Thanks. SW3 5DL (talk) 13:22, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

1989 (Taylor Swift album) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Continuous addition of false track list and utter nuisance. —Indian:BIO [ ChitChat ] 11:15, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a month. After a month the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:16, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Francis of Assisi (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Certain vandalism - under extended period. Hafspajen (talk) 11:03, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Pending-change protected for a period of six months. After six months the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:14, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism and removal of referenced material. Egghead06 (talk) 09:39, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a month. After a month the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:11, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Same anon-IP as last time who continuously changes the lead image and refuses to explain or discuss why.  Stepho  talk  07:21, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a month. After a month the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:07, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Clemson–South Carolina rivalry (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Registered editors involved in a long drawn slow edit war. Page protection for some time will avoid escalation. AmritasyaPutraT 04:17, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:05, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Trolling after his poor showing in today's 2014 World Series game. Arbor to SJ (talk) 04:15, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a week. After a week the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:03, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Na Maloom Afraad (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Presistent disruptive edits and new joined wikipedians trying to add spam links for promotion purpose. Breaking syntax in article again and again. Protect the article for a month. I created this article, so Im managing it well. No need for edits of IP's. UBStalk 04:05, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a fortnight. After a fortnight the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:02, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Heavy IP use of highly desired band to reunite, following confirmation of their reunion for BBC Children in Need. livelikemusic my talk page! 03:49, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined, there are a lot of edits in quick succession, but they're not all disruptive. Loks like it can be handled. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:58, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – constant vandalism. McVeigh (talk) 02:54, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked.. 98.88.0.0/17 blocked for a fortnight. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:56, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Assassin's Creed (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Favre1fan93 (talk) 02:30, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1001 days. After 1001 days the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:52, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Ilinden–Preobrazhenie Uprising (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent IP vandalism. StanProg (talk) 01:54, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a fortnight. After a fortnight the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:50, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: New rumors have come out that are not in reliable sources and they keep getting added. —Ryūlóng (琉竜) 01:52, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Pending-change protected for a period of 1 month. After 1 month the page will be automatically unprotected. Mike VTalk 03:47, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Template:2014–15 UEFA Champions League Group A (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. QED237 (talk) 23:55, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Mike VTalk 03:44, 23 October 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.

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

Unprotection: The page still receives some minor vandalism here and there (but what article doesn't?) - it seems the PC protection isn't needed here anymore. Gloss 03:46, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Question: @Gloss: Have you asked the protecting admin (Mark Arsten), as noted above? Mike VTalk 05:00, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
The instructions say to post here if the protecting admin is inactive. I'd say nearly 20 days since his last edit shows him to be relatively inactive, no? Gloss 05:04, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Unprotected Mark hasn't made any substantial edits for over a month, and this article is only seeing vandalism once a month or so. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:22, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

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.