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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 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.

List of Power Rangers S.P.D. episodes (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism from an IP-hopper.Crboyer (talk) 06:03, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Renew pending changes: Edit count low, but vandalism still there. Protecting administrator less than active at the moment. --George Ho (talk) 05:57, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 06:08, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

William Henry Harrison (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Recent uptick in IP vandalism. Calidum T|C 04:37, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Thomas & Friends (series 19) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Continued vandalism and adding false material. --ACase0000 (talk) 04:23, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Virginia Beach, Virginia (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: BLP policy violations – edit warring over one entry on notable people's list. discussion ongoing but edit warring from IP 's continuing . more eyes also please, and protection level to be at your discretion. . John from Idegon (talk) 04:00, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

War in Donbass (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Repeated IP vandalism is taking its toll, and I really don't have the patience to keep reverting and reverting. RGloucester 03:46, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Pending changes: Persistent vandalism – Lots of vandalism from multiple sources on this page. Agtx (talk) 02:50, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

The Battle Hymn of the Republic (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Recent pattern of vandalism by IPs/new users. Calidum T|C 01:34, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – People are really exploiting this subject's name. I request 7 days or longer of semi-protection. Mr. Guye (talk) 01:32, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 01:19, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Big Brother Canada (season 3) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. BlueDevil54 (talk) 23:37, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

High fructose corn syrup and health (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent edit warring by IP. Yobol (talk) 23:26, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Not done as it is only one static IP address. I see a 3RR warning has been given; if the problem continues, please request that the IP be blocked. Jackmcbarn (talk) 02:06, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

List of current Canadian first ministers (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection for 2 weeks: We've many well-intentioned but misinformed IPs & new registered editors 'erronously' replacing Jim Prentice with Rachel Notley as premier of Alberta. Prentice hasn't resigned & Notley hasn't been sworn in, yet. GoodDay (talk) 23:23, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 days. After 3 days the page will be automatically unprotected. If the problem persists after 3 days, please request an extension. Jackmcbarn (talk) 02:10, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced content. Jetstreamer Talk 23:21, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Move protection: It is not necessary to move the cow article. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 22:40, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 22:50, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

{{already done}} because I see it is already done. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 00:52, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Already protected MusikAnimal talk 05:47, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Subject to vandalism as it is related to school stuff. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 22:25, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: IP vandalism. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 22:20, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: High risk and is subject to or has vandalism. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 22:20, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Jackmcbarn (talk) 02:12, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: High risk and is subject to or has vandalism. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 22:20, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Jackmcbarn (talk) 02:12, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Apparently it is the female sexual function that attracts this high-risk disambiguation page. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 22:17, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Jackmcbarn (talk) 02:12, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. QED237 (talk) 22:16, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: A target for vandalism. Yes, essays are notorious for their bad popularity of school students. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 22:14, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Jackmcbarn (talk) 02:14, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: None of the IP or new user edits are helpful. IPs should have to be clever enough to make an edit request. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 22:14, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

William B. Travis (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Uptick in IP vandalism. — Maile (talk) 21:58, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Indefinite create protection: Repeatedly recreated. Joseph2302 (talk) 21:46, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. QED237 (talk) 21:30, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 00:36, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
Already protected by Huon Jackmcbarn (talk) 02:17, 7 May 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.

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

This article needs correcting. I asked the protecting administrator to unprotect but my request was filed. 156.61.250.250 (talk) 15:31, 6 May 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.