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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.

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – present vandalism from an IP address. Redsky89 (talk) 07:32, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Ralph J. Roberts (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Rotating IPs evading block. Dennis Bratland (talk) 05:22, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Julian A. Brodsky (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Rotating IPs evading block. Dennis Bratland (talk) 05:21, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Template:Miley Cyrus (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Highly visible template. George Ho (talk) 04:59, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. George Ho (talk) 04:21, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 04:41, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Already protected by CambridgeBayWeather. --George Ho (talk) 05:40, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

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

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent IP vandalism, putting false information. — Mediran [talk] 04:10, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week. After 1 week the page will be automatically unprotected. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 04:43, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Automated comment: Page has not been protected.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 04:56, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

User:Carolinova/2014 Simona Halep tennis season (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)[edit]

Indefinite create protection: It is dangerous because it is a user page. 333-blue 03:18, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. - Protecting just one title in a userspace does not accomplish much, a user can simply change the title by one character and circumvent any protection. Mifter (talk) 03:54, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

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

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent IP vandalism, putting false information/fan speculation into article without providing sources. Admins had temporarily blocked this page from IP users several times in the past, but the IP users still persist in adding false information. -- 03:07, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Mifter (talk) 03:54, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Weekly Shōnen Jump (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite full protection: Persistent vandalism – Just look at the Edit history labeling this page as inappropriate by an obviously poisonous vandal over a period of time. KirtZJ (talk) 23:24, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Would having pending changes work? Sadly the semi-protect on the AfD didn't work like I thought it would; what a vexing vandal this one has been. Nate (chatter) 01:23, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
That should work. At it stands I'm literally on the verge of de-watching this page. Having edits reviewed should again, work some. KirtZJ (talk) 01:40, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
That won't really help as pending changes level 2 can't be used. Currently the sockpuppets are making sure they are autoconfirmed first to get by the semi protection which will also allow them to edit through the pending changes. I'll ask User:Ged UK if they are OK with upping the protection. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 04:19, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary full protection: Recent vandalism caused by people attempting to hurt others' chances of participation in the Extra Life stream. This does not have to last for more than a day. Just until the stream is over. Haon 2.0 (talk) 22:08, 25 October 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 22:23, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
Declined CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 04:08, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content by several parties.TD712 (talk) 18:15, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Consider dispute resolution. Mifter (talk) 20:17, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting move light green.png Consider the edit warring noticeboard – This is a case of possible edit-warring by one or two users. Mifter (talk) 20:17, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Several IP and new account vandalism (some still needing cleanup), and just like Ebola semi requested. Widefox; talk 09:46, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Pages are not protected pre-emptively. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 03:40, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

1916 Cumberland vs. Georgia Tech football game (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite pending changes: Persistent altering of minor game facts, anon vandalism, etc. Disavian (talk) 07:40, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 03:33, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

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

Indefinite pending changes: Persistent addition of listcruft by IPs and newly-registered users, in spite of a consensus disallowing it. Blake Gripling (talk) 07:30, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 03:32, 26 October 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.
  • 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.

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.