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Semi-protected and Pending Changes templates[edit]

Am I the only one who finds it very difficult to distinguish between the two padlock icons on protected pages? They're both grey and the semi is only slightly darker. Since Pending Changes 2 is never used, why not use that on pages requiring a reviewer? — BranStark (talk) 13:34, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

FWIW, The two padlocks seem pretty far apart to me, one is very dark and the other is very light. That said if there is thoughts on changing the padlock, there are other padlocks that aren't used. See Wikipedia:Protection policy/Padlocks. I still think that the designs should be altered so that more then just the color changes, as we have editors with different forms of color blindness. PaleAqua (talk) 01:56, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
I think Turquoise or Mint would be the best fit. Kitty 56 (talk) 18:40, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
All of the padlocks on that page are plain-coloured. There are several at c:Category:Padlock icons which are in the same style but have additional markings, usually in black, such as File:Padlock-blue-X.png Padlock-blue-X.png; File:Padlock-bronze-slash2.svg Padlock-bronze-slash2.svg; File:Padlock-olive-arrow.svg Padlock-olive-arrow.svg; File:Padlock-orange-fulldelta.svg Padlock-orange-fulldelta.svg; File:Padlock-q mark.png Padlock-q mark.png; File:Padlock-red-inf.svg Padlock-red-inf.svg - there are several others. At a small size, these extra markings are not always obviously present. --Redrose64 (talk) 20:30, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
I like the idea of using padlocks with symbols. Not perfect, but nothing is. The tricky bit may be choosing an appropriate symbol for each protection type. Yaris678 (talk) 13:34, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Delete Protection[edit]

I propose a new security type. It is dark navy blue (not purplish like the upload one) and restrict the removing of the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Phyton505 (talkcontribs) 16:01, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Unpractical, since administrators would be able to bypass that form of protection, proving this form of protection purposeless. Steel1943 (talk) 04:47, 30 January 2015 (UTC)


i suggest adding nationalities to this table, becuose languange doesn't mean nationality. --Winnetou14 (talk) 18:58, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

@Winnetou14: This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the page Wikipedia:Protection policy. Please make your suggestion at the talk page for the article concerned. --Redrose64 (talk) 20:20, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, by mistake I've entered this site :) --Winnetou14 (talk) 20:29, 9 February 2015 (UTC)


It says don't use pending changes lv.2 except you are using it for Gamergate controversy. Antiv31 (talk) 09:28, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

@Antiv31: Yes, if you examine the PC log, you'll see that HJ Mitchell (talk · contribs) set it deliberately. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:09, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Protecting user pages query[edit]

Can users request their own user pages to be protected, even if it does not face any risk of vandalism or other disruption? Are such requests likely to be accepted? The policy given here regarding this seems too vague. SD0001 (talk) 15:20, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

See /Archive_15#Own_userspace_pages_protection_policy. As admins are busy volunteers and userpage protection requests usually concern trivia and time-wasting vanity, you may get a mixed response depending on the nature and volume of the request. -- zzuuzz (talk) 19:27, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Olivia Hamilton[edit]

This lady has changed my life search her up — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bethany stewart2001 (talkcontribs) 10:18, 2 March 2015 (UTC)