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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, 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
{{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}}
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 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.

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

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – 1 week perhaps? There was a previous edit war going on between two editors, and now two other editors seem to be in the beginning stages, already showing signs of incivility. I think full protection would force discussion on the talk page with admin intervention and help the collaborative process. . Dusti*Let's talk!* 22:40, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

F (New York City Subway service) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Numerous IP addresses keep making edits to this article claiming the New York City subway car model R160 does not operate on the F service, but we have sources that support the fact that the R160 does operate on the F. . Mysteryman557 (talk) 22:17, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Somatotype and constitutional psychology (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Indefinite full protection Persistent vandalism/sock puppeting. There is a concerted effort by IP addresses in the same subdomain (89.110.*.* and 92.100.*.*) to censor/remove criticism from the "Modern Assessments" section. Page was previously temporarily protected in Dec 2011 for this reason by actions from the same subdomain. See article Talk page and under heading "The scientific validity of Sheldon's concept has been tested and confirimed by all known studies" for further information on the history of this vandalism. 64.111.172.6 (talk) 21:54, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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

Indefinite full protection: Repeatedly recreated WP:SPAM article. Ad Orientem (talk) 21:53, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Has been a subject of much IP edit warring and disruption recently, as well as from other users. This may have damaged this article's WP:GA status. Qxukhgiels (talk) 21:29, 20 August 2014 (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 I NotifyOnline 21:31, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Requesting 48 hour semi-protection from non-autoconfirmed accounts. Three vandals (perhaps the same individual) have attacked the article today. A brief protection might get us through the flare-up. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 20:32, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 21:16, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Csatlos (talk · contribs) was recently blocked for WP:Vandalism/WP:Disruptive editing at this article and elsewhere. It seems that he has returned to this article as this IP to engage in more WP:Disruptive editing there. Flyer22 (talk) 19:51, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Never mind. No current activity at this time. Flyer22 (talk) 21:17, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

James Foley (photojournalist) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Still unverified in RS sources about his death and soem BLP violations are being added. Something for about a few days should do it as more sources verify or deny it.Lihaas (talk) 16:14, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – 12 hour prot expired 14:13, 20 August 2014 (UTC) and vandalistic edits to musical genres were immediately repeated by probable sock of users blocked 19 August. Dwpaul Talk 14:59, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 16:43, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

List of cities in Andhra Pradesh by population (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Vin09 (talk) 11:32, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary full protection: Persistent WP:VANDAL,WP:DE, WP:EW, WP:JUSTDONTLIKEIT, WP:OWN, WP:POV, WP:HA, WP:PERSONAL and deletions of sourced contents by numerous IPs and users. The page was semi-protected by an admin a few days ago but it occurs again and again. I think, semi-protection doesn't work because of "registered" pov-warriors. Thus, it would be better to fully-protect this page at least for a month. 149.140.40.10 (talk) 11:15, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month. After 1 month the page will be automatically unprotected. Let's go with this, since this rush is largely IP driven. As the crisis tides over, this should subside. If this doesn't help, you can ask for full protection after a few days. --Ekabhishektalk 16:12, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
OK. I hope it works. But remember, Wikisupporting and Ahmetyal are registered users who involved in edit-wars and content deletions. If it occurs again, can you apply a topic-ban for them? And, ok, if this doesn't help, I will ask for full protection. Regards...149.140.40.10 (talk) 16:32, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Indefinite semi protection persistent vandalism by Bangladesh Airport Vandal. 71.12.206.168 (talk) 08:21, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 6 months. After 6 months the page will be automatically unprotected. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 08:25, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Automated comment: Page has not been protected.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 08:41, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Somatotype and constitutional psychology (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Indefinite full protection Persistent vandalism/sock puppeting. There is a concerted effort by IP addresses in the same subdomain (89.110.*.* and 92.100.*.*) to censor/remove criticism from the "Modern Assessments" section. Page was previously temporarily protected in Dec 2011 for this reason by actions from the same subdomain. See article Talk page and under heading "The scientific validity of Sheldon's concept has been tested and confirimed by all known studies" for further information on the history of this vandalism. 64.111.172.6 (talk) 18:47, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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

Full-protection: Looming edit war with another user, based upon a disagreement concerning country infobox details. Requesting full-protection in order to open the matter for discussion and reach a consensus. GrahamNoyes (talk) 22:35, 20 August 2014 (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.
  • 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.

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

Further information: Wikipedia:Edit requests
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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.