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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 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.

Major League Soccer[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: A new logo was announced for the 2015 season yesterday, the newly announced logo will not be in use until the 2015 season which begins in March 2015. Users are updating the article in good faith overwriting the existing logo, but the existing logo still has at least two months of usage as the 2014 season does not end until November. TheBigJagielka (talk) 08:34, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Angry Birds (video game) (edit|article|history|links|watch|logs)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Talk page has been repeatedly vandalized by IP socks of blocked user User:Bryancyriel. He keeps on putting the name Andrea Brillantes on the talk page with a very questionable request. -WayKurat (talk) 07:58, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I gave it a week. Let's see then. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:30, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 08:43, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Talk page has been repeatedly vandalized by IP socks of blocked user User:Bryancyriel. He keeps on putting the name Andrea Brillantes on the talk page with a very questionable request. -WayKurat (talk) 07:58, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I gave it a week. Let's see then. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:30, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 08:43, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Minister of Finance (Sri Lanka) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – new editor, refusing to engage in disscusions. Blackknight12 (talk) 04:58, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Fully protected for a period of 1 week. After 1 week the page will be automatically unprotected. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 07:35, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: BLP policy violations – Protection expired, and he's right back to being called an anti-semite by IPs. Nymf (talk) 04:21, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 2 weeks. After 2 weeks the page will be automatically unprotected. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 07:33, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent Vandalism. Ssven2 (talk) 03:10, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Consider dispute resolution. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 07:30, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent Vandalism. Ssven2 (talk) 03:09, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Consider dispute resolution. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 07:27, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent Vandalism. Ssven2 (talk) 03:08, 19 September 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? 07:18, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism of a BLP by one or more unregistered editors using different IPs. A month or two of semi-protection might dissuade them. ElKevbo (talk) 23:22, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 07:16, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Vandalism by User:Sourcewikki. IPadPerson (talk) 23:11, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 07:14, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: I realize that semi-prot on an article talk page is uncommon, but we're getting a shitstorm of redditors, 4chan, tumblr, and assorted sock/meatpuppetry here that are carrying on the whole GamerGate thing here on-Wiki. Look at the page history and see the amount of revdels that have had to be done. Let's chop out the people that are not here to actually build an encyclopedia, at least for the time being. Tarc (talk) 16:26, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

To save wikilawyering over whether I'm INVOLVED or not, I'll leave the final decision to another admin, but I'm not sure the disruption is sufficient to justify semi'ing a talk page, and some of the alleged SPAs are or soon will be autoconfirmed. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:01, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
Declined There is a lot of editing on the talk page but I'm not seeing a lot of reverting or other problems. The revdels were caused by one editor who seems to have stopped. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 06:38, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Ahmed Hassan Imran (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring. Amortias (T)(C) 17:49, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 23:03, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Semi-protected by MusikAnimal. Mike VTalk 23:56, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Premakeerthi de Alwis (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

full-protection:' High level of factual vandalism. Academiava3 (talk) 18:03, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Please revert the page back to sept 14th version and apply a full protection to prevent Academiava3 a sock puppet of wipeoutting from causing vandalism to this page--Ramya20 (talk) 23:51, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

This page already has a semi protection to prevent ip vandalism caused by this same user Academiava2 alias wipeouting, Academiava and Academiava2. Now needs full protection to prevent this vandals efforts by evading blocks--Ramya20 (talk) 03:26, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Please revert the page back to 20 August 2014‎ vision which well re-written in a pretty balanced and factual manner. please against sock puppet of muder's behavior. please block that woman from Wikipedia .Academiava3 (talk) 03:30, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Academiava3 is apparently a sock of indef blocked have filed this Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Wipeouting ,he had earlier the page as User:Academiava and as User:Academiava2.I reverted the page to the last stable version last edited by admin User:Diannaa Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 06:21, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Automated comment: This user who requested protection has been blocked.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 06:27, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. Academiava3 looks like a sockpuppet to me. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 06:31, 19 September 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.

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

Unprotection: This redirect was protected in 2006 due to issues with articles being written at that title. Issues with edits at this title seems unlikely due to the existence of Alex Turner, a related disambiguation page. Also, the redirect's protector, Wickethewok, has been inactive for almost 10 months. Steel1943 (talk) 07:16, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Unprotected CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 07:38, 19 September 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.