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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 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
{{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.

Template:2013–14 Premier League table (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Vandalism from dynamic IP and as season has ended this should never be changed (unless some sort of consensus to change old tables to other format). QED237 (talk) 17:09, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

List of Would I Lie to You? episodes (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism from an unregistered IP.Cwmxii (talk) 16:24, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Bosnia and Herzegovina/archive2 (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Temporary create protection: Repeatedly recreated – Until issues for which this article clearly fails FAC criteria are resolved, namely: "stable: it is not subject to ongoing edit wars and its content does not change significantly from day to day, except in response to the featured article process.". Gaff (talk) 15:31, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Jcmcc450 (talk) 13:44, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Svein Oddvar Moen (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Dynamic IP keeps adding controversial unsourced content to this football referee (a WP:BLP). . QED237 (talk) 12:23, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

List of awards and nominations received by Ariana Grande (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Constant addition of unsourced content. --FrankBoy (Buzz) 11:53, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Lunar New Year (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Still IP vandalised. Widefox; talk 09:13, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

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

Indefinite create protection: Repeatedly recreated – and Recently deleted BLP. 2nd time deleted by AFD. An admin !voted to salt, and I agree. Widefox; talk 09:05, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: This movie released today,so the page is now experiencing numerous disruptive edits either in favour/against the movie from random ips.Please provide a semi protection for 10 days. MeeGhaMan (talk) 09:05, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

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

'Semi-protection at least from IPs. Persistent adding of unsourced and false data by IP. -AngusWOOF (talk) 07:17, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

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

Full protection: A single editor (Zoupan) with seemingly Serb-nationalist agenda keeps rev'ing and misusing all sorts of tags in this article on Bosnia's founding father, while reshaping the entire content on his own (Talk is empty yet he keeps referring to Talk at another page where he contributed 1-2 entries of nearly 100). Please restore to earlier stable version before protecting. Sevvyan (talk) 05:54, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Sevvyan (talk · contribs) is trying to duck the NPOV at Boris Kalamanos (which was full-protected due to his edit warring) by instating his POV and OR into this article. He is clearly incivil in his comments. I have not misused "all sorts of tags", but added 'Under construction'. I referred to Talk:Boris Kalamanos as it is where the problem is adressed (whether Boris and Borić were one and the same person).--Zoupan 07:28, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Example of tags other than just "Under construction": "Verify section". This user is clearly not telling the truth, and is trying to minimize his misbehaving, while still refusing to discuss substantial changes he's trying to make, in Talk first - there he placed 1 sentence in which he declares(!) no consensus. Sounds unbelievable, but we now have a discussions-free Talk with just 1 sentence by 1 editor stating "no consensus"... Sevvyan (talk) 12:40, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

National Law School of India University (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Uncletomwood (talk) 05:16, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Ghosttown (Madonna song) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Full protection: Keeps being created without any sources. Snuggums (talk / edits) 03:37, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Rebel Heart (Madonna album) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Ongoing unsourced additions. Snuggums (talk / edits) 03:11, 27 February 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.

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

It's been nearly 4 years. not sure what the original reason was but maybe now time for an open editing experiment? last user to touch protection settings has a user page marked retired. user before that has 1 edit in the last 12 months. --Jeremyb (talk) 15:58, 27 February 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.

Bosnia and Herzegovina (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. The locking admin "fixed" the problem of missing ref warning (which appeared after he locked the page for everyone) by allowing a potentially disastrous edit/reference to stick for at least a week (the length of protection). The added reference is to a gossip website www.doznajemo.com (Bosnian for: This Just In), on their allegedly exclusive access to new census data in Bosnia. This is a country article, and the false info has been placed in the Infobox. The census data are sealed by the government and international peace implementation council so it's highly unlikely that a little known website would have the census data. It's the first census since before the bloodshed of 1990s, and their "exclusive" information would have the extremely sensitive balance of ethnic groups heavily disturbed to one side (ethnic group). Please lower the protection so that confirmed users can edit, or remove that sensationalistic edit and revert to the CIA World Factbook reference. Article Talk is either blocked or has some bug (fonts acting weird) which prevents posting of unlock requests there. Sevvyan (talk) 02:46, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month. After 1 month the page will be automatically unprotected. I'm granted your request and reducing the protection level so that alleged errors in this article can be addressed. Please know that full protection or blocks will be utilized if edit warring or any sort of disruption persists. Please handle disputes appropriately. Swarm X 00:44, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

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.