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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, 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.

The Game (Queen album) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: High level of IP/new user vandalism, genre warring against established consensus in particular. Dan56 (talk) 23:33, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent addition of unsourced information from IP editors. . Random86 (talk) 23:11, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

2015 Indonesia Super League (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism from IP accounts especially about the topic Non-Visa which was already explained the reason why its removed. This is the second time a protection have been requested, the first one expired on December 12, 2014. MbahGondrong (talk) 22:45, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Article seems to be under a vandalism attack from several new accounts and some IP editors. Squinge (talk) 20:51, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

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

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Target of constant high vandalism due to subject's members' actions. Request indef semi-protection due to current vandalism and high likelihood of future vandalism being constant. CRRaysHead90 | #RaysUp 19:41, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 22:23, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism, genre warring in specific. Dan56 (talk) 19:09, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Years long running hoax to insert a non-existent film into the list seems to be heating up for some reason. Different IP each time. - Richfife (talk) 19:04, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

James Clerk Maxwell (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection. Discussion about Maxwell's nationality has been raised at several venues recently without resolution. We've had a back-and-forth in the article and this has recently been exacerbated by the involvement of what appears to be a dynamic IP from Northern Ireland, which may or may not be a participant who has logged out to avoid scrutiny. In any case, I think the situation is fraught enough without having this take place. Requesting semi-protection until the matter is resolved. --John (talk) 18:25, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. GoodDay (talk) 18:34, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent sockpuppetry, with the puppets vandalizing box-office figures and changing them as per their whim. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 17:28, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Talk:ResellerRatings (edit | article | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Semi-protection: Multiple single-purpose account sock puppet IPs are continually reverting other Wikipedia users' edits on this talk page. Although one user account and one IP were blocked, based on the edit history of the latest IP, it's the same vandal who is getting around the block using a single-purpose dynamic ATT IP. Requesting indefinite semi-protection. Techimo (talk) 17:17, 25 December 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 17:22, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Lot of unsourced rumours about club change (transfers open in January). QED237 (talk) 14:11, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week. After 1 week the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:46, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Gowtham avg got blocked, So he's now using IPs to revert and edit war, Filed SPI here, Cheers. –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 13:36, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 16:21, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Template:Documentation/doc (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Indefinite template protection: Highly visible template. 333-blue 11:57, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This user who requested protection has been blocked.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 16:51, 25 December 2014 (UTC)
Declined – This template is not used widely enough to be considered a high-risk template. Only has three transclusions. Sam Walton (talk) 17:01, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent unsourced changes by socks, IPs and brand-new accounts. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 11:05, 25 December 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 11:06, 25 December 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.
  • 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.

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

Unprotection: accepted review of Draft:Tsogo Sun.Protecting admin did not respond to my comment that it was reviewed by me. Avono (talk) 12:54, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Draft:Connor Franta (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Unprotect article draft page: I originally requested protection be reduced on the actual article page, but was told to create a draft and have it submitted for review. I tried creating a draft the other day and was unable to do so because the article draft page is protected. (Note: I am not requesting protection reduction on the actual article page, just the article draft page.) Andise1 (talk) 03:24, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Pinging RHaworth who salted the page. — MusikAnimal talk 17:24, 24 December 2014 (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.