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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.

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Although the vandalism comes in fits and spurts, almost every IP edit to this article ever has been unconstructive at best, and pure vandalism at worst. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 20:54, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a month. After a month the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:13, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Football League One (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary move protection: Page title dispute/move warring – Needs discussion, so please protect until consensus is determined . JMHamo (talk) 20:28, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Move protected for a period of 10 days. After 10 days the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:11, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Template:Talk page of redirect (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: 800+ transclusions. George Ho (talk) 19:47, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Declined with rare exceptions, 1,000 transclusions is a minimum for calling a template "high-risk". HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:09, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: over the past year this page has been redirected by different, but related, IPs. – Zntrip 19:36, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

I note that you edit-warred to insert unsourced content, and the IPs have all been removing unsourced content. Semiprotection would be very convenient, allowing you to add policy violations with less chance that anybody else will be try to fix them. bobrayner (talk) 19:51, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
To my great embarrassment, I misidentified the cleanup tag and did not realized the page was completely unsourced. I'll withdraw the request and work on the article a bit. My apologies, and thanks for the honest assesment bobrayner. – Zntrip 20:56, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Withdrawn by requestor HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:07, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism and I have no idea why '''tAD''' (talk) 18:51, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Pending-change protected for a period of six months. After six months the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:06, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 19) (edit | article | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – There is a specific IP address that has been trolling these pages since December and I am at a loss what to do. Their disruptive editing has ceased because of the article's page protection. Now, they have disrupting once more with the same edit request. One main IP is currently offline but has now moved to a new IP, and as a result I request RPP. Callmemirela (talk) 18:19, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Declined tehre's a high bar to protecting a talk page, and this isn't frequent enough. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:03, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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

  • Semi protection - Edit warring started again after protection time ended. Bladesmulti (talk) 17:30, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Fully protected for a period of a week. After a week the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:00, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

2008 Mumbai attacks (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 16:42, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Consider dispute resolution. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:58, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism and block evasion by User:AfricaTanz. The blockee is causing disruption by removing information that is cited and is not willing to discuss. It also posts unrelated edit sumamries. This clearly show the user is here to cause disruption as its past SPI corroborates my assertion. Ali Fazal (talk) 15:33, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a month. After a month the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:55, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary full protection: until February 3rd. The new president will enter in office only on Tuesday, with his oath. The corresponding article on wiki:it has been already full protected.

Declined - not enough activity to justify fully protecting a major article. AlexiusHoratius 15:20, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Template:Infobox tennis circuit season (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Indefinite template protection: Highly visible template. 333-blue 12:22, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Declined only 200 transclusions. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:49, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Previous IP editing pattern continues. . -- Sam Sing! 11:41, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a month. After a month the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:47, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Promo campaign underway. The Banner talk 09:05, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Declined only one IP and no activity in about six hours; recommend talking to them and if necessary warning and reporting to AIV. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:43, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Prism (Katy Perry album) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: unsourced/poorly sourced sales changes and vandalism. Previous semi-protection was 6 months. Snuggums (talk / edits) 06:39, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a month. After a month the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:45, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

UFC 183 (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Due to the historic high level of IP vandalism in UFC events (specially PPV), I'm here asking for protection for their next PPV event, due to happen today. Not only it is a PPV event (big chances of vandalism as mentioned), but it will feature two of the most popular fighters in the sport, making pretty sure that there will be vandalism during the event broadcast. As I've witnessed them several times, I'm here asking for protection before the event starts to avoid a huge list of edits that are done only to revert unnecessary vandalism. Thanks. Gsfelipe94 (talk) 03:44, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Declined for now but come back or ping me if it heats up. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:39, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Leviathan (2014 film) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection; Persistent and enthusiastic IP editors of non-English origin. This foreign film has just been nominated for an Academy Award in foreign films, and enthusiastic IPs of non-English origin have been making numerous non-grammatical changes. The film is not on DVD yet so there are no regular editors to help with clean-ups to grammar. It is getting exhausting after several days, and a short 10-20days semi-protect should get the film past the Academy Awards in February. By then open up the editing again. OilandTempura (talk) 03:20, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Declined most of the anonymous edits appear to be constructive. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:35, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Chamith (talk) 02:55, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected indefinitely. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:21, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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

Full protection: Persistent vandalism – Repeated recreation following Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/ASAP Yams decision for deletion. Requesting revert to redirect and PP. ☾Loriendrew☽ (talk) 02:07, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected indefinitely. Jackmcbarn (talk) 03:44, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Requesting immediate archiving... HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:17, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Constant transfer speculation about a player who has almost left, but hasn't officially left yet. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 21:58, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a week. After a week the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:59, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Scream Queens (2015 TV series) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Non-constructive IP edits have continued. This isn't any kind of dispute, there are just a lot of bad edits being put through that LLArrow, myself, and another editor or two have had to continuously revert. Gloss 21:58, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: A request for protection/unprotection was recently made for this page, and was denied at some point within the last 8 days.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 22:04, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Declined you are edit-warring over whether an actor is a main cast member and whether or not he should be included in a certain list. That's a content dispute. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:56, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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

Pending changes protection, level 1 • Content disputed as in article for Soka Gakkai. History shows editors come out of nowhere, edits might be discussed prior. --Catflap08 (talk) 20:53, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Declined PC is useless for content disputes. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:53, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Jinotega, Nicaragua (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Slow burning edit war with an account and an IP (I guess the same person) adding irrelevant pictures. The Banner talk 20:44, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a week. After a week the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:52, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary full protection: Persistent vandalism – request page protection from non auto-confirmed users due to persistent vandalism for 10+ days from multiple IPs/Users. Deunanknute (talk) 20:13, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Already protected by Diannaa HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:41, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Continued edit-warring between IPs, repeated additions of non-neutral and unreferenced content by one obviously WP:COI editor. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 20:06, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a month. After a month the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:38, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Content dispute/edit warring. Nograviti (talk) 19:35, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Comment - Editor has rushed here to seek semi- protection without allowing discussion on Talk Page which is ongoing to resolve problem. In any case editors involded are all well established editors with accounts so this request would achieve nothing.Tmol42 (talk) 20:44, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Declined for now - Article looks like it has calmed down a bit over past 24 hours. AlexiusHoratius 15:26, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

WWE Fast Lane (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Donnowin1 (talk) 20:14, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Declined for now - I'm going to decline this for now - although it looks like the level of activity makes it diffucult for the editors to check and review other edits in the manner possible on most other articles, it doesn't look like many of the edits are actually being undone or reverted. Re-list if situation worsens. AlexiusHoratius 15:25, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (film) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

'Semi-protection: Loads of IP vandalism, probably by troublemaking kids, see here, here, and here for evidence. This page is prone to vandalism, and I feel it needs to be protected. 118.209.2.5 (talk) 08:33, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. AlexiusHoratius 15:21, 31 January 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.

Templates Fdacite and Chemspidercite[edit]

From Full protection to Template protection: Old PP is a bit strong, for under 12k transc's. I (with TE rights) have prepared many {{Chembox}} related changes in sandboxes, would like to put them live in one controlled go. (Please do not rm the prot template; is also prepared in sandbox). -DePiep (talk) 14:42, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Done HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:15, 31 January 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.