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 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.

Q Link Wireless (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent removal of mention of materially impactful arrest of the founder and chief executive of a public company. This is relevant information related to a materially impactful adverse event for the business and can be externally verified by numerous news sources. (talk) 21:49, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: repeated antisemitic pov-pushing by banned user:Mikemikev. AndyTheGrump (talk) 20:37, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 21:37, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

The Amazing World of Gumball (season 2) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – A 14-day protection recently expired and IP user has made massive numerical changes with no explanation or source in this edit. Vandal(s) had previously attacked the four main articles (main article + S1, S2, and S3) and I had to ask for protection across all of them. I think that might be warranted again if he's going to start this nonsense again. Requesting protection for longer than 2 weeks please. Thanks, . Cyphoidbomb (talk) 20:34, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Hadith of position (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Constant blanking, removal of information, vandalism, etc. by sunni heretics who want to suppress information contradicting their religious beliefs. IsLioTr (talk) 20:09, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

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

Full protection: Persistent vandalism – Repeatedly recreated page. Tchaliburton (talk) 20:03, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

List of Power Rangers episodes (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Unconstructive edits from IPs lately (mostly one IP hopper who keeps showing up once a month). —Ryūlóng (琉竜) 19:53, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Transfer (association football) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Dekabreak101 (talk) 19:26, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Recent stream of IP vandalism, mostly extremely childish allegations of homosexuality between subject (WP:BLP) and who I can only assume is an enemy of said IP. '''tAD''' (talk) 18:34, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Mac Blu-ray Player (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: IP advertizing repeatedly reinstated. "This Blu-ray Player Software is also a great choice for you." Algr (talk) 18:23, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Chaminade College Preparatory School (Missouri) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Module talk:Location map/data/India Delhi/attribution (edit|module|history|links|watch|logs)[edit]

Indefinite full protection: Only being kept for its revision history. Jackmcbarn (talk) 17:30, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – persistent vandalism after previous semi expired. Qxukhgiels (talk) 17:17, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Carbon Tracker Initiative (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Indefinite create protection: Repeatedly recreated – Persistently recreated advertisement. Also, Carbon tracker initiative. Qxukhgiels (talk) 17:14, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Creation protected indefinitely. Bearian (talk) 18:38, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Spider-Man in film (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Recent upswing in unconstructive edits. Favre1fan93 (talk) 16:44, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: A new user and his IP address keeps on deleting content from this article and moves it in a fork article without proper explanation on what happened. The user and his sock IP address even posted expletives in Filipino that his edits should not be touched. -WayKurat (talk) 15:53, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

User talk:MirrorFreak (edit|user page|history|links|watch|logs)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Just because I don't want the possibility of having a user mess up my page. Mirror Freak 13:07, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Pages are not protected pre-emptively. If you know of a specific IP threat, or you are going on vacation ('wikibreak'), please explain. Bearian (talk) 15:26, 22 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.

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.