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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, 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.

Nigerian general election, 2015 (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Request temporary protection. There is some level of IP vandalism due to the results being announced today. Ali Fazal (talk) 09:35, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 days. After 3 days the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:50, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Indefinite semi-protection: The article has already been protected twice this year due to vandalism, but the previous protection has expired and it's back. [1], [2] Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 08:46, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 months. After 3 months the page will be automatically unprotected. Materialscientist (talk) 08:52, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

TEC-9 (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Multiple IP numbers vandalising the page. Appears to be an organised attack. —This lousy T-shirt— (talk) 08:38, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 days. After 3 days the page will be automatically unprotected. Materialscientist (talk) 08:41, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary Semi-protection for 3 weeks : . High level of IP vandalism and new user vandalism. 95.141.29.53 (talk) 08:29, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Temp semi or full protection. Flare-up of edit-warring by new editors who don't understand WP:LEDE or WP:NPOV when the available reliable sources are strongly one-sided. DMacks (talk) 08:16, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 2 weeks. After 2 weeks the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:52, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

List of Steven Universe episodes (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – People keep repeatedly added false episode entires with sources, ignoring all requests for sourcing. Artemis Panthar (talk) 07:36, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

2015 Simona Halep tennis season (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: I tried to just do a redirect but anon ips keep bringing it back. Per consensus and tennis project guidelines, players are ONLY allowed a yearly article the year they have won a Grand Slam title. Halep has not done this. She might this year which is why I didn't ask for a delete. See player tennis season articles. I'd try a couple weeks for anon IPs first before doing anything longer. Thanks. Fyunck(click) (talk) 07:11, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Multiple users have attempted to revert an individual IP. IP might be correct, that's why I believe that we should rather start an RfC. I would request a 1 week protection. Once the article has been protected, I will start RfC. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 06:28, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

File:PhotoScape Current Logo.PNG (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Frequent target of vandalism. ~ Muffin Wizard ;) 05:07, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Done Materialscientist (talk) 05:22, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Indefinite full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Content dispute over parentage of subject's children. Flat Out let's discuss it 04:46, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

User talk:Mrschimpf (edit | user page | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Harassment over the last two days by sock IPs and accounts of Finealt (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) and TheREALCableGuy (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log); two days should cool them off. Nate (chatter) 04:31, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm not therealcableguy, just cause I say I'm not doesn't mean i am. Now stop telling lies about him and stop of being a sock of an account name I've never used before! 2602:306:C5E4:A50:18E9:404E:FEF1:C9F5 (talk) 04:33, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism.LM2000 (talk) 04:27, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary full protection: Over the last 12 days or so, various IPs and a logged in user have submitted links to a "lost episode" of a TV series, that is hosted on YouTube ([3]), and that appears to be a copyright violation. I'm attempting to mitigate the intrusions, but I'm outnumbered. Thanks. . Cyphoidbomb (talk) 04:09, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected – 2 months. EdJohnston (talk) 04:24, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Article draws regular ongoing sophomoric vandalism by IPs and new accounts, getting tired of 90% of regular user edits being vandal reverts. Montanabw(talk) 03:38, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent edit war.Crboyer (talk)

Semi-protected – 2 months. EdJohnston (talk) 04:11, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. KH-1 (talk) 02:42, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 days. After 3 days the page will be automatically unprotected. Materialscientist (talk) 02:49, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Michael Cole (wrestling) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism by multiple accounts. 2602:302:D89:C79:6803:687A:DAEB:37F8 (talk) 01:40, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Already unprotected by Mike V Materialscientist (talk) 02:50, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite full protection: Persistent vandalism – by vandalizing the article be an anime film has to be protected immediately. Elindiord (talk) 01:20, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected – 1 month. EdJohnston (talk) 03:55, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

H. B. Beal Secondary School (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. TheMesquitobuzz 00:18, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Already unprotected by Gogo Dodo Materialscientist (talk) 03:00, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. RGloucester 00:18, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one week. After one week the page will be automatically unprotected. MelanieN (talk) 04:18, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

The Walking Dead (TV series) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Wars of edits and vandalism. Philip J Fry Talk 23:41, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected Acalamari 23:46, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Pending changes: Persistent vandalism--Prisencolinensinainciusol (talk) 22:48, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Pending-change protected for a period of two weeks. After two weeks the page will be automatically unprotected. KrakatoaKatie 23:14, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

The X Factor (Australian TV series) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism of unsourced content. Lightsout (talk) 22:44, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of two weeks. After two weeks the page will be automatically unprotected. KrakatoaKatie 23:11, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Constant blanking and introduction of unsourced edits. RGloucester 21:56, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of three weeks. After three weeks the page will be automatically unprotected. KrakatoaKatie 22:00, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

RuPaul's Drag Race (season 7) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: High levels of vandalism by IPs and new accounts since the previous semi-protection expired. hinnk (talk) 20:32, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of two weeks. After two weeks the page will be automatically unprotected. KrakatoaKatie 22:04, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Pending charges - Now that Cruz is running for the 2016 Presidential nomination. - Cwobeel (talk) 20:23, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of two weeks. After two weeks the page will be automatically unprotected.

(PC isn't suitable for a high-traffic article like this one.) KrakatoaKatie 22:12, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: High levels of vandalism, consisting of WP:BLP attacks, from multiple IP based editors. Regards, Yamaguchi先生 20:04, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Please also note that this article has been protected before, recently expiring on March 28, 2015. Numerous IP editors are contributing vandalism, making both rollback and standard blocks ineffective. Thank you for consideration. Regards, Yamaguchi先生 20:07, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 20:30, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Already done by Soap. KrakatoaKatie 21:58, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: High level of recent vandalism over the last three days, [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], first by a user who was blocked, then by a second user, now by an IP. SPI also initiated. Mmyers1976 (talk) 19:31, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one week. After one week the page will be automatically unprotected. MelanieN (talk) 22:23, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Allison Moore (voice actress) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – keeps on getting recreated. Wgolf (talk) 18:16, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Declined for now. MusikAnimal has challenged the speedy deletion. Sarah (SV) (talk) 18:51, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Keeps on getting recreated, see Irfan Afzal. Wgolf (talk) 18:01, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Declined. I can't see the repeated recreation. The deleting admin can protect if that's needed, or you could ask that admin to consider it. Sarah (SV) (talk) 19:00, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Creation protected indefinitely. Articles at the capitalization Irfan Afzal were speedied twice by RHaworth on the 29th, and he salted the title after the second deletion. I've salted this incorrectly capitalized title as well. Deor (talk) 01:11, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary full-protection: High level of edit-warring. User:GermanJoe kept removing legitimate sources that back up simple-basic information. Then User:Contributor321 entered the edit-war with his own history of it ([[14]]). 2001:7E8:C676:AE01:230:48FF:FED7:4CD7 (talk) 18:20, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment If the article is protected, please revert it to the original version here: [15]. 2001:7E8:C676:AE01:230:48FF:FED7:4CD7 (talk) 21:11, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Declined. Please stop removing maintenance tags from the article, and please see the warning I posted on your talk page. I see no attempt to discuss on the article's talk page; that is where you should go with your disagreements. MelanieN (talk) 21:42, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Compromise has been reached and the article no longer needs to be protected. I apologize for causing any inconvenience. 2001:7E8:C676:AE01:230:48FF:FED7:4CD7 (talk) 21:50, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Bar Professional Training Course (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection. The article has been vandalized. I don't understand how an article like this is still not protected. Angry Lawyer (talk) 17:44, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of two weeks. After two weeks the page will be automatically unprotected. MelanieN (talk) 21:00, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Mainly IP vandalism . -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 16:05, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Sarah (SV) (talk) 18:53, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Template:UEFA Euro 2016 qualification (3rd place) (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Much disruption, editor dont know rules and make factual incorrect edits. QED237 (talk) 11:44, 30 March 2015 (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 ITalk to my owner:Online 11:44, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Abiogenesis (edit | article | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection.   — Jess· Δ 21:39, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 10 days. After 10 days the page will be automatically unprotected. Nakon 01:09, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes it has. GedUK  12:18, 30 March 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.

Template:Anarchism sidebar (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Unprotection: This template has been fully protected since November and discussion died out in December. Alakzi (talk) 00:35, 30 March 2015 (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.