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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.
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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.

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

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – page always has vandalism and the anonymous editors never do anything constructive. . Second Skin (talk) 12:45, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

User:TheMesquito (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: User request within own userspace. TheMesquitobuzz 12:44, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected indefinitely. Deor (talk) 13:18, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

List of Dai of Dawoodi Bohra (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite full protection: see history , succession controversy disputes the 53rd position. Summichum (talk) 12:32, 2 March 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 12:43, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Full protection: Content dispute/edit warring. SLBedit (talk) 11:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Derek Bentley case (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – For some reason this sad article attracts more than its fair share of idiots. I'd be very grateful if you could please give its watchers a break! Thanks. . DBaK (talk) 08:10, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 months. After 3 months the page will be automatically unprotected. Deor (talk) 13:22, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations – Very high level of IP vandalism; as soon as one IP is blocked another one popsup. bonadea contributions talk 07:22, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 08:58, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Semi-protected by Zzuuzz. 11:42, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. KH-1 (talk) 06:07, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 06:27, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Semi-protected for three days by Gogo Dodo. 11:43, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Recent 21 day semi-protection recently lifted from this article, but IP hopper from Terre Haute, Indiana, ISP: Frontier Communications IP is still making unsourced, unexplained numerical changes, which was the impetus for the protection. We could try another 21 day stint, but my instinct is that this won't dissuade in the long term. Whatever the choice, the article needs protection, please. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 03:27, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Plymouth North High School (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary pending changes: Persistent vandalism – Multiple users vandalizing. PhantomTech (talk) 01:56, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Note: There were a bunch of edits in a short period of time but the vandalism appears to have stopped, protection may not be necessary. PhantomTech (talk) 02:18, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Adding hoax, some socks indef blocked today, but now new sock. W/ o talk or explanation. Yopie (talk) 00:22, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Daddy, I'm a Zombie (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Persistent sockpuppetry from Gabriella~four.3-6. Article is almost entirely edited by her. In edit history you will note Gabriella Grace C., Gabriella "Gabby", Gabby Grace Comito, LoveBabe111, Dixie&GonnerForever1, DixieXGonnerShipper2, 70.111.20.241, Gabriella703. She's been at this for months, so I don't think a short term block is going to be particularly helpful. Thanks. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 23:57, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Cruel hoax perpetuated by IP sock of Gabucho181 (talk · contribs). Geraldo Perez (talk) 22:56, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 00:26, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Semi-protected for three days by Acroterion. tutterMouse (talk) 11:45, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

United States men's national soccer team (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Continued IP vandalism. We've had to deal with similar edits like this for a while now, so I think semi-protection is needed. – Michael (talk) 22:52, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Talk:List of programs broadcast by Boomerang (edit | article | history | links | watch | logs)[edit]

Semi-protection: page is currently being targeted by a sockpuppet of the UPN Vandal. Vandalism continually restored in no time at all. ElectricBurst(Electron firings)(Zaps) 21:47, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Indefinite full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Continuous edit warring. IPadPerson (talk) 21:30, 1 March 2015 (UTC)


2015–16 United States network television schedule (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Full protection: The user, User:81.159.249.173, keeps putting the three pilots, Cordon, Dead People, Tales from the Darkside on The CW section and Gracepoint in the Canceled section of the page. AdamDeanHall (talk) 19:48, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

{(Non-administrator observation) Any particular reason that you have apparently made absolutely no effort to discuss this user's edits with them? We won't fully protect articles just because other editors change them in ways you disagree with. Dwpaul Talk 19:57, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
I already put a section on the talk page titled "'Cordon', 'Dead People' and 'Tales from the Darkside' have not been picked up by The CW yet." That's the only way I could make an effort to discuss the user's edits with him. AdamDeanHall (talk) 20:07, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Article has been persistently targeted by single purpose accounts for months. Every few months new accounts pop up and "whitewash" the article, removing all negative commentary. The article has done the rounds at Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/IncidentArchive833#David_Bergstein, Wikipedia:Conflict_of_interest/Noticeboard/Archive_73#David_Bergstein and Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/LevilRowe/Archive. It all basically comes back to same thing though: new accounts removing all negative (and sourced commentary). It would be best to keep newly registered accounts permanently off the article. Betty Logan (talk) 19:07, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This page appears to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 12:58, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Already protected by CambridgeBayWeather for a week. If problems persist after the protection expires, feel free to refile this report. Deor (talk) 13:12, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Samsung Galaxy S6 (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Recently unveiled smartphone, lots of IP vandalism. EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 19:06, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

2015 Football League Cup Final (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Current event with disruptive editing. QED237 (talk) 16:57, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Qed237; there's a lot of edits to the article, but not a lot that seems to be from disruptive users. Can you give some examples other than the edits from User:AJJAFC1192? Bjelleklang - talk 19:37, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
@Bjelleklang: Sorry, I cant. I guess I was to fast asking for a protection. QED237 (talk) 20:10, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Disruptive IP edits made to the page. The page will be seeing an increase in traffic due to relaxation of the rules governing the Hour record in cycling - the format for the sections of the article has been discussed on the talk page an a persistent IP ignores this discussion and re-arranges the article as they see fit. Any help will be appreciated. XyZAn (talk) 16:07, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Drones (Muse album) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary pending changes: Persistent vandalism – Edit Warring . Bobherry Userspace Talk to me! Stuff I have done 00:27, 1 March 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.

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

Indefinite pending changes. Bobherry Userspace Talk to me! Stuff I have done 04:33, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes, it is expiring soon but it's protected under arbitration enforcement, it'd be upto HJ Mitchell at any rate. tutterMouse (talk) 11:48, 2 March 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.