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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 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, or template editor 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.

B.B. King (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary full protection: Persistent vandalism – Today three anon users have changed the article to say that B. B. King has died - without a reference. Please block changes by IP users. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 19:53, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. TheGlatiator (talk) 17:49, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Request temporary protection of the article due to recent persistent IP vandalism of article.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 19:26, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Snuggums (talk / edits) 19:16, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Baby (2015 film) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite pending changes: Persistent vandalism – This movie is against terrorism. And that's the reason some IPs with a similar agenda are constantly vandalizing the page. Constructive IP editors must contribute. make it "pending changes review" instead of semi-protection. No need for temporary semi-protection. Indefinite "pending changes review"is suitable. As in that case constructive IP editors can have a role in improving the article. C E (talk) 19:02, 4 May 2015 (UTC) I can't request page protection every month.

Tampa Bay Lightning (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Last protection was only two days long and expired a few days ago, needs a little longer of protection since vandalism picked right back up. Gloss 18:29, 4 May 2015 (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 ITalk to my owner:Online 18:41, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Semi-protected for a period of one week. After one week the page will be automatically unprotected. typical playoff vandalism. kelapstick(bainuu) 18:45, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Full: Wild-west shoot-out in progress, need full protection to push conversation to Talk page and develop consensus for specific proposals. Zad68 17:36, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Fully protected for a period of 72 hours. After 72 hours the page will be automatically unprotected. kelapstick(bainuu) 18:46, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Disruptive test editing affecting the article big time. Protection for more than a month may be required. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 17:30, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one week. After one week the page will be automatically unprotected. kelapstick(bainuu) 18:44, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary full-protection: we have an edit war over one link....best we force these people to just use the talk page over the world having to see this editwar. Could have blocks but I think since they are talking....best to not block at this point. -- Moxy (talk) 16:15, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Katy Hudson (album) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Disruptive editing. Snuggums (talk / edits) 22:48, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. KrakatoaKatie 05:12, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Are you sure about that, KrakatoaKatie? There's been blanking and original research lately. Snuggums (talk / edits) 05:49, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Only once this week, it could go either way, but I would second the decline. --kelapstick(bainuu) 11:19, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
One editor on 4/26 (single IP did both edits) and the most recent = two editors since April 15. It simply doesn't warrant protection. KrakatoaKatie 14:45, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
In any case, it would help if the page at least had admin supervision Snuggums (talk / edits) 16:05, 4 May 2015 (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.

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

Unprotection: Unprotect the page so that it can be redirected to Zaid Ali. Umais Bin Sajjad (talk) 15:08, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Not unprotected I would prefer to wait until the AfD is closed. kelapstick(bainuu) 19:50, 4 May 2015 (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.