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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 Related Articles ====
* {{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.

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Lots of vandalism over the past day or so. –Roscelese (talkcontribs) 16:14, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Template:Marvel Cinematic Universe (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Favre1fan93 (talk) 15:25, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. Roxy the dog (resonate) 15:01, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Teukros (talk) 14:05, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: removal of Files and reverting article rapidly . Eshwar.omTalk tome 08:24, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Your page-protection request is just to stop Redtigerxyz (talk · contribs) from editing the article. That's no reason for requesting protection and it probably isn't useful either as he would be still able to edit it with semi-protection on. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 08:50, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Declined – Consider dispute resolution. This is a content dispute. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 13:13, 23 July 2014 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: High level of file removing,content ,citation removing. Eshwar.omTalk tome 09:32, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Same comment as stated for Vishnu above. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 09:40, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Declined – Consider dispute resolution. This is a content dispute. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 13:14, 23 July 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.
  • 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.

Sukhoi Su-25 (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent modification of referenced text. Götz (talk) 23:32, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Have you talked to User:MilborneOne the protecting admin regarding your requested reduction in protection level? Monty845 23:42, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Unprotection: I was the only editor on my side of a two sided dispute. I've supplied a source of information as requested by the opposing parties. I expect that will lead to the end of the matter now. Ghostofthelandscape (talk) 08:56, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Declined Discuss with the protecting admin first. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 14:06, 23 July 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.