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, 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
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}}
==== {{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.

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

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism and test edits by same user. KRIMUK90  03:07, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

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

Persistent vandalism by both IPs and Registered Users VVikingTalkEdits 01:50, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

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

Indefinite full protection: Persistent vandalism – Well I had enough with too many vandals in all the Jewelpet articles! Just please admins, do a major page lockdown already!!. BlackGaia02 (talkpage if you dare) (talk) 01:02, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Note: There is a thread at WP:AN/I on this issue, though it is relatively short at the moment. --Richard Yin (talk) 02:00, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

List of programs broadcast by Discovery Family (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite move protection: Could you please put an indefinite move protection on the List of programs broadcast by Discovery Family page so that only administrators will be allowed to move the page whenever they want? AdamDeanHall (talk) 00:32, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Done I also put on 1 month of semi. Jackmcbarn (talk) 00:36, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent unref changes and other horseplay. Dl2000 (talk) 23:50, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

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

Indefinite full protection: Persistent vandalism – I think when this page was protected, it was meant to have full protection, not template protection. Steel1943 (talk) 19:46, 25 November 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 19:52, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Note: The protect request was for creation protection, which was denied due to the title being overwritten with a redirect. (Apparently, this title was repeatedly used to create an article that was deleted.) Steel1943 (talk) 20:25, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
Declined Using template protection is unusual but allows for more people to make changes if necessary. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 22:47, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary Full protection: Edit warring. we need the page locked down for a while (say a week?) as we have a very very eager beaver who doesn't understand WP:NODEADLINE. thx Jytdog (talk) 08:18, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram voting move light green.png Consider the edit warring noticeboard – This is a case of possible edit-warring by one or two users. Jackmcbarn (talk) 19:03, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

2015 Apia International Sydney (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing from IP users who continually add information without citing verifiable sources. JayJ47 (talk) 02:19, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 22:21, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
I'd like to know for future reference, how much disruptive editing is enough? Disruptive editing on this page has been occurring for about a week now with IP users making disruptive edits on November 15, November 17, November 23, November 25 and today (November 26). Isn't this enough for at least one week of temporary protection? Thanks. JayJ47 (talk) 02:19, 26 November 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.
  • 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
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.