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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.

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

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – already been protected once, vandalism has continued since. 4TheWynne (talk) 09:07, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Macedonia (ancient kingdom) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – was semi-protected indefinitely before, but due to recent edit wars and high instances when it was fully unprotected, it became fully protected, and due to the polarising subject it is, it should be under semi protection until the end of time. Luxure (talk) 07:46, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. There has only been one IP edit in a week. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 08:39, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season 2) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Until June next year when the season finishes, hopefully then the IPs will lose interest in the page. Either way the previous protection wore off and then IPs began to vandalise again... Ditto51 (My Talk Page) 07:16, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month. After 1 month the page will be automatically unprotected. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 08:37, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Category:Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Category:Buffalo, New York Metro Rail stations (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
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Indefinite semi-protection because of persisten IP vandalism by

Note: perpetrator has also targeted these TV shows

and these two pages

Useddenim (talk) 03:18, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Question: User:Useddenim, neither of the two categories have ever been edited by a single IP. What exactly are you asking for? I have semi-protected Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and Buffalo Metro Rail both for a month. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 08:36, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
I guess I used the wrong template. What I intended to request was protection for “all pages within Category:Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority & Category:Buffalo, New York Metro Rail stations”. Useddenim (talk) 10:01, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

List of PDF software (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary pending changes: Recent increase in addition of inappropriate entries by new users and ips. Sarahj2107 (talk) 14:48, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 07:32, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Twillisjr (talk) 03:13, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 07:28, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection level[edit]

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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.

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

Semi-protection: The article has been fully protected for over a week leading to complete paralysis. There are already discretionary sanctions in place, administrators should start applying them when the article is unlocked. Further arguments made at Talk:Gamergate_controversy#Unprotect_this_article, where protecting admin User:Dreadstar was pinged. Protection is due to expire in October 2015. - hahnchen 01:45, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Declined I see that Dreadstar has not been active for a couple of days. I see no consensus for the page to be unprotected and note that it will cease to be protected in a couple of days anyway. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 08:57, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

Further information: Wikipedia:Edit requests
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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.