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 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.

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

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Frequent target by sockpuppets of User:Malusia22. Blake Gripling (talk) 08:40, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. I dream of horses (T) @ 07:02, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Promotional edits and edit warring by anonymous editors. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 05:07, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

INT 13H (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: IPs (and one non-autoconfirmed user) keep revert-warring over a list of interrupt calls, which is clearly out of scope. I request semi-protection to at least encourage them to use the talk page. Keφr 04:54, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Delta-v (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent IP vandalism. Currently on the front page of the KSP subreddit. Andyops (talk) 01:25, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism.  NQ  talk 23:53, 1 September 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.

53rd Syedna succession controversy (Dawoodi Bohra) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

I don't understand why this page is fully protected by admin. The title of the page itself is 'succession controversy' and if all fact/information whatever available is not presented in whatsoever manner best to Wiki rules this article is of no use/weightage. This article should help reader to decide what are the facts/information being discussed in various sources and they should be free to decide themselves. We can let this page edited in whatever best Wiki possible, such that facts/information which are best represented in all the reliable sources (including primary authenticated source( can be marked for [unreliable source?], such that reader can decide themselves about the source) as relaxed at WP:WPNOTRS, let it be allowed for both the claimants primary sources to give equal opportunities to have best NPOV possible).

Hope this suggestion can be discussed for consensus amongst admins and this controversy article need not to be fully protected. Semi protected level upto auto conformed editor may be sufficient please.--Md iet (talk) 04:52, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 05:06, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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

I don't understand why this talk page was semi-protected for 2 weeks. I was interested in contributing to the discussion, learning more about Wiki's policies, and now I feel shut out. The other IPs seemed to be contributing respectfully too. I left a note on the [admin's talk page], but he has a busy tag. Additionally, there doesn't seem to have been a discussion on RFPP for protecting the talk page, just the article page72.89.93.110 (talk) 04:11, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Same here, there's a big controversy going about her game. And ironically the subject is censorhip in journalism. (talk) 08:24, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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.