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, 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
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}}
===={{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 Related Articles ====
* {{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.

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

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Repeated spamming by IPs.  LeoFrank  Talk 14:23, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Economy of Ghana (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Addition of fake informations without sources. Also reverts by myself and one user who keeps blanking a section and adding unsourced information. →Enock4seth (talk) 13:54, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary pending changes: Seems to have an edit war stirring up. SkaterLife (talk) 13:37, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Request user talk page protection. Blocked User Aathies is just using it to further his vandalism. Mophedd (talk) 05:51, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Two edits to request unblocking is not abuse of the talk page. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 11:05, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Various non-constructive edits ranging from unsourced, messing the page, User: Xenophrenic and AnomieBOT and unknown users with IPs: and have repeatedly added nonreferenced texts. User LibDutch and Mezigue have repeatedly reverted each other. Another friend has corrected them , Please semiprotect this page. Please remove this part: "but independent of the Iranian government in its management". Also please remove this part: "IRIB is independent of the Iranian government, but is said to be close to the country's conservative political faction, especially the elite revolutionary guards." Thanks Azirann (talk)Azirann

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. There's been no IP edits since 12 June. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 11:03, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Slow motion edit war to promotional version. Stuartyeates (talk) 02:58, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 11:00, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

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

Indefinite pending changes: Persistent vandalism – This has a pretty steady stream of vandalism going back months. Other major elements such as Hydrogen and Helium are semi-protected, but I feel PC should be more than fine here. . ♥ Solarra ♥ ♪ 話 ♪ ߷ ♀ 投稿 ♀ 02:35, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 10:53, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Anarcho-capitalism (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Featured article with a high level of IP reversions (various addresses in the 2602:306:c40c:e640:x range, see history). Persistent disruption contributed to a recent 30-day full-protection which just expired, but the IP seems to be back. This edit summary I think sums up the IP users mindset. --Netoholic @ 21:15, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Declined, only one edit since unprotection, rest are autoconfirmed so semiprotecion has no effect. If the registered editors don't start playing nice, full protection may be warranted. kelapstick(bainuu) 11:27, 10 July 2014 (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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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.