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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.

Soul Eater Not! (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism over the past two days. 07:18, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

1916 Cumberland vs. Georgia Tech football game (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Indefinite Semi-protection: Persistent IP vandalism. Disavian (talk) 03:02, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Template:2013 Stanley Cup playoffs (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Can't see why this shouldn't be page protected, an IP is currently messing with it. Hoops gza (talk) 02:33, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

2013–14 NBA season (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Now that the regular season has ended and the awards are being handed out, the page is getting hit with lots of IP vandalism. The few edits that need to be made to the page can easily be handled by autoconfirmed users (such as myself). Hoops gza (talk) 02:14, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Godzilla (2014 film) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: High level of vandalism and other disruptive edits by anon IP editors. STATic message me! 02:11, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

List of Dai of Dawoodi Bohra (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Burhanuddin sucession controversy is causing all bohra articles to be vandalized by partisan removal of content. Summichum (talk) 01:46, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Template:2014 Stanley Cup playoffs (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism by several different IP addresses.

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

semi protection a series of IPs editing against the consensus Talk:Ken_Ham/Archive_1#Protected_edit_request_on_19_March_2014 just a month ago and no discussion leading to other consensus since. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 00:39, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. XXSNUGGUMSXX (talk) 23:36, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected indefinitely. King of ♠ 23:42, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. wctaiwan (talk) 21:19, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Because of the shunga picture in the article with an erotic content this article has been constantly vandalized and most probably will go on being be vandalized. The article would benefit of some kind of protection. It is just a lot of extra work for everybody removing all vandalism. Hafspajen (talk) 20:30, 22 April 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 20:42, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
I doubt the specific imagery is the issue, more that it's about an artist commonly taught about in schools. The shunga painting isn't making it a target, sure it'll get some giggles and raised eyebrows from a class but I'm feeling the more innocuous "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" is why. Anyway, it's far from a high rate and gets blips which seem dealt with quick, probably not even worth pending changes though it could help. tutterMouse (talk) 21:07, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations – IP's adding unsourced/poorly sourced info. NeilN talk to me 19:51, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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

Renewal of temporary semi-protection: Continued multiple-IP vandalism and no constructive edits. Qwfp (talk) 17:01, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 05:44, 23 April 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.

Pocahontas (1995 film) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

  • Unprotect - semi-protected in 2008. Protection message states "please consult me or User:Collectonian before unprotecting", but both admins are inactive - (talk) 23:17, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
It was protected due to it being a BambiFan101 sock magnet and though BF101 is still active we could lift protection anyway. tutterMouse (talk) 07:07, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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

  • Unprotect - Page was fully protected by User:Barek in response to a very short edit war. I have reviewed edits and find virtually no contentious editing in the 6 days prior to protection. This issue has been discussed on ANI [1], where I have made the same comments. Admin Barek has stated he is away from internet access and is fine with any decision taken at ANI; there has been no further response there. Contention seems properly limited to the talk page, and, as User:Ravensfire points out, the actual Bundy situation seems to be defused (for now), which should further reduce the likelihood of contention. I have requested on the Talk page that protection be removed, but apparently this was the proper forum. Please consider removing all protection from Bundy standoff. Eaglizard (talk) 23:26, 22 April 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 23:28, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

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.