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.

Template:Lingayathism (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)[edit]

Semi-protection: subjected to repeated vandalism and content promotion. -- ~ Irrigator talk 01:38, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Has been under the threat of a high level of IP vandalism and biased content promotion.-- ~ Irrigator talk 01:33, 3 September 2014 (UTC) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Vandalism and spamming. Jinkinson talk to me 00:02, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

T M. Ananny (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Indefinite create protection: This title was used by the Ananny vandal to repost her article, circumventing the salting of Terry Ananny. Passengerpigeon (talk) 22:15, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Done Materialscientist (talk) 22:19, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations. WNYY98 (talk) 22:13, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Persistent 4chan related IP vandalism which has continued through several protections. SirLorax (talk) 22:11, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week. After 1 week the page will be automatically unprotected. ... discospinster talk 02:28, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. QED237 (talk) 21:59, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary move protection: Page title dispute/move warring. QED237 (talk) 21:54, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: IP user(s) persisting with the same disruptive edits which were being made prior to the article's previous semi-protection on 6 August 2014. Nick Number (talk) 21:50, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Abuse of pending changes privilege by anon IP editors and new users. It has become tedious for users to reject every change on this BLP. STATic message me! 21:23, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Fazal-ur-Rehman (politician) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary pending changes: BLP policy violations – Repeated attempts to add insulting "nicknames" like "Maulana Diesel" or variants thereof based on unsourced and unproven allegations that this high profile person was involved in the theft of diesel during a fuel crisis in Pakistan. Green Giant (talk) 21:07, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Saath Nibhaana Saathiya (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: High level of unsourced and senseless content added by IPs and new members. Page has been protected six previous times. LBM | TALK TO ME 20:39, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: The last three days have seen a spike in page views and high IP vandalism, much locating to Ukraine. -Darouet (talk) 20:36, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Leicester City F.C. (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – persistent adding of unsourced info, players not listed by the club being added to the first team squad. Jimmy Skitz's Answer Machine 19:31, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Ip's tag team vandalising article. Amortias (T)(C) 18:27, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week. After 1 week the page will be automatically unprotected. Favonian (talk) 20:29, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

2014–15 NBA season (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Recent flurry of vandalism from new accounts and IPs. Hoops gza (talk) 18:06, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

List of roller coaster rankings (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: In a short amount of time, there has been dozens of edits by unconfirmed users and IPs attempting to insert unsourced information and/or remove content without explanation. I have warned a few, but to no avail. I have fixed the list several times, but it keeps getting hammered by an onslaught of users. I'm requesting a 2-week semi-page protection. Thank you. GoneIn60 (talk) 17:39, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: High level of vandalism and dubious unsourced additions by anon IP editors and new users. Keep in mind this page has been protected over six times in a little over two years. . STATic message me! 17:12, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

The Young and the Restless cast members (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Continued fancruft vandalism of IP's on cast last of highly-profiled soap opera, The Young and the Restless. livelikemusic my talk page! 17:11, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Sweet Talker (Jessie J album) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Constant vandalism from IP's over future music album release. livelikemusic my talk page! 17:09, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Multiple IP's reinstating identical vandalism. Amortias (T)(C) 16:50, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

2014 Israel–Gaza conflict (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. CRRaysHead90 | #RaysUp 16:36, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Garment sewing data (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Indefinite full protection: Persistent recreation of an article deleted via AfD. Ad Orientem (talk) 16:11, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – A notable national actress reportedly has been arrested for prostitution. Some edits have been reverted recently, I hope a semi protection might be helpful. TitoDutta 16:11, 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)

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.

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

Unprotection: A new, (relatively) well-sourced article about Ms. Cole, at the title Jade Cole (model), has recently been created, and I would like to move it to this title but can't because it is protected. Jinkinson talk to me 01:25, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

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)
Pls discuss it with the protecting admin first.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:04, 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.