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What I'm working on



email: jorlowitz@gmail.com twitter: @JakeOrlowitz - @WikiLibrary - @WikiAdventure - @WikiProjectMed
This is my personal account. Although I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, contributions under this account are exclusively in my individual, volunteer capacity. To contact me in my role running The Wikipedia Library at WMF, please leave your message at User talk:Ocaasi (WMF).

Play to learn: The Wikipedia Adventure * Do research: The Wikipedia Library * About editing: Wikipedia:Plain and simple
Editing with a company: Plain and simple COI guide * Get help: In the Teahouse * Need a break: Listen to Wikipedia


  • "And when people did help they were given a flattering name. They weren’t called “Wikipedia’s little helpers,” they were called “editors.” It was like a giant community leaf-raking project in which everyone was called a groundskeeper. Some brought very fancy professional metal rakes, or even back-mounted leaf-blowing systems, and some were just kids thrashing away with the sides of their feet or stuffing handfuls in the pockets of their sweatshirts, but all the leaves they brought to the pile were appreciated. And the pile grew and everyone jumped up and down in it having a wonderful time. And it grew some more, and it became the biggest leaf pile anyone had ever seen anywhere, a world wonder."

The Charms of Wikipedia

  • "I call this Revolution 2.0. Revolution 2.0 is, is - I say that our revolution is like Wikipedia, OK? Everyone is contributing content. You don't know the names of the people contributing the content ... This is exactly what happened... Everyone was contributing small pieces, bits and pieces. We drew this whole picture. We drew this whole picture of a revolution. And that picture - no one is the hero in that picture."

— Activist Wael Ghonim

STiki logo.pngThis user fights vandalism using the STiki anti-vandalism tool.
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Wikimania 15 Mexico logo.svgThis user attended Wikimania 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico.


  • "I'd like to say out loud that I really liked the atmosphere, that I enjoy more and more the simple fact that when we are together (chapters, WMF, affiliates, user groups, everyone) we feel like a movement, we act like a movement, we work and eat and drink and dance together and we argue much less than when we are online, typing in front of screens. I learned a lot about the ongoing transformation of the Wikimedia Foundation: many things are changing, they are working a lot, and very often we as affiliates do not notice these things. I saw many changes towards a better, more open and more collaborative Foundation, and I don't know many times I heard WMF employees asking for feedback and help."

Aubrey, President of Wikimedia Italia, on Wikimedia-l after the 2015 Wikimedia conference in Berlin

  • "What are we going to do tonight, Brain? Same thing we do every night, Pinky, try and take over the world."

Pinky and the Brain

  • "Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again."

Mike Myers


Barnometer™
I hereby recognize you, Ocaasi, for all your anti-vandalism work and continued use of the STiki tool. You've classified over 4,000 edits! Additional thanks for watching my talk page(s) and all the suggestions you've put forth. While I personally thank you for your support, you've also done a lot of good for the community in the process. Keep up the good work, West.andrew.g (talk) 04:56, 20 April 2011 (UTC) Thanks for all your patient efforts in uploading images even when it seems all the copyright nightmares get in the way. You surely deserve it. Pass a Method talk 21:57, 1 May 2011 (UTC) For the patient, clear way you are able to demonstrate fundamental editing tasks. Alistair Stevenson (talk) 04:11, 2 May 2011 (UTC) Sonia and I award you this barnstar for your work on making Wikipedia easier for new users. Pine (GreenPine) t 09:52, 4 June 2011 (UTC) This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation. I went off to work on other things, glanced at the IRC window just now and noticed that you're still helping the same person. For your tireless dedication to helping new contributors in this instance and others, I award you this Guidance Barnstar. Thank you. wctaiwan (talk) 09:25, 1 February 2012 (UTC)For helping people in IRC. Pinetalk 10:28, 12 February 2012 (UTC) Thank you for the encouragement on IRC. Pinetalk 10:41, 24 February 2012 (UTC) Amazing news about Highbeam! Thank you, it is much appreciated! Jimbo Wales (talk)]6:15, 14 March 2012 (UTC) Most amazing work. Thank you. FormerIP (talk) 17:02, 14 March 2012 (UTC)For your excellent work on the article Paid editing on Wikipedia Rangoon11 (talk) 15:18, 23 March 2012 (UTC) for your hard work in providing Wikipedians with reference materials through the provision of accounts with HighBeam. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 09:51, 4 April 2012 (UTC) The Barnstar of Wikipedia MentoringI meant to post this Barnstar on your talk page for something you did last year, but I never got around to combining the images into a single barnstar. I just found it in incomplete form laying around in a folder, as yet unposted on your talk page. The image of Atlas is incorrect, the world being flat and resting on the back of a turtle. According to Bertrand Russell's editor according to Stephen Hawking in a brieft history of time, that turtle rests on the back of another, in an infinite regress of turtles. So the Atlas carrying the world of mentees actually rests on the back of another mentor, and so on all the way down. I never got around to fixing the image of Atlas for the mentoring barnstar, so I will just give you the ingredients, and you can build the barnstar yourself out of these ingredients. :) !!!! PPdd (talk) 15:18, 5 April 2012 (UTC)}} Thank you for coordinating the High Beam opportunity! This is awesome, THANK YOU! Sarah (talk) 15:57, 13 April 2012 (UTC) I award this as you are beaming with HighBeam and letting 1000 others. Thank You :-) -- ɑηsuмaη ʈ ᶏ ɭ Ϟ 16:29, 13 April 2012 (UTC) For your fine work on the HighBeam partnership. Thank you! Carrite (talk) 21:01, 13 April 2012 (UTC) Ocaasi - for opening up Highbeam to so many Wikipedians, you thoroughly deserve the Brilliant Idea Barnstar. Many thanks, Simon Burchell (talk) 16:55, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Today I happened across your WP:PSCOI. It was a breath of fresh air versus the mindboggling legalese of WP:COI. Thanks! Woz2 (talk) 23:55, 2 May 2012 (UTC) For successfully arranging a potentially hugely productive agreement with Highbeam! Great job! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:39, 3 May 2012 (UTC)For your awesome work with academic libraries. You deserve this for tireless efforts to get Wikipedians the resources they need. ceradon talkcontribs 20:40, 8 August 2012 (UTC)For your work to get content creators like myself access to many, many awesome resources, I award you this barnstar with my thanks. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 18:46, 9 August 2012 (UTC)For your incredible work on the OTRS queue, helping to reduce the number of outstanding "quality" tickets. Thank you. Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 19:19, 21 August 2012 (UTC)For your great newsletter, The Olive Branch! I love it! Electric Catfish 21:05, 4 September 2012 (UTC) (courtesy of Steven Zhang who ported this over to me)For managing to stay cool and resolve the situation with the newsletter, despite throngs of angry torch and pitchfork-wielding Wikipedians angrily knocking at your door. Everyone screws up here from time to time. Sometimes it's a little screw up, sometimes it's a big one. Whichever one you feel this one was, I think you handled it in exemplary fashion. Trusilver 04:26, 5 September 2012 (UTC)Sir, Thank you for everything you do for/on Wiki and keep it Up...We all need your support...God Bless you..Cheers! Bharathiya (talk) 04:35, 5 September 2012 (UTC)Your sincerity in responding to complaints about matters regarding the notification to users about the new newsletter Wikipedia:Dispute Resolution Improvement Project/Newsletter that you created is commendable. Furthermore, thanks for taking the initiative to create the newsletter, and also the The Wikipedia Library. It's clear that your intentions are to improve Wikipedia. Northamerica1000(talk)Good job at staying cool and dealing with other editors' concerns, whether civilly expressed or otherwise. My hat's off to you. VanIsaacWS Vexcontribs 05:01, 6 September 2012 (UTC)I suspect you'll be getting a lot of wiki-love in the next several days as folks begin using their awesome new Questia accounts. Have a Bluegrass Barnstar from Wikipedia's resident Kentucky geek. I've already used Questia to buff and polish my next FAC. It is proving way more helpful than Highbeam, although I appreciate that one too. Keep up the amazing work in helping content creators get access to much-needed resources about lesser-known subjects. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 15:06, 19 September 2012 (UTC)As Acdixon gives the Kentucky barnstar, why not have the Baseball Barnstar as well for helping us in the Baseball Wikiproject have access to one of the sources we can. Secret account 07:24, 21 September 2012 (UTC)This one's for your judgement, kindness and generosity!!! Hi, I just wanna thank you personally for awarding me The Great Question Badge for my Question in the Teahouse!!! That was my 1st badge, not that I wanna collect loads of them, but the 1st means a lot... I was mistaken about senior editors, U guys are actually the nicest guys to deal with... I also wanted to know if you do take up User Adoption... Cause I was searching for one... Anyways, Thanks a lot, U made my Wikipedia experience a lot more meaningful!!!! Ajayupai95 (talk) 09:05, 7 February 2013 (UTC)Thanks again for appearing on the discussion panel at Social Media Week NYC; it was a great conversation and I'm glad you were part of it! WWB Too (Talk · COI) 13:01, 26 February 2013 (UTC) Hey Ocaasi! Your work at the Wikipedia Teahouse is really amazing! I hereby award you this Barnstar for your tireless efforts and also for you really deserve it! Thanks again and keep it up my bro! Thanks again. ;) Mediran (t • c) 09:05, 28 February 2013 (UTC) Thanks for everything! Tjanaka (talk) 19:23, 14 March 2013 (UTC) Thanks for the admin toolbar, which I have borrowed from you for my user page. Bearian (talk) 14:51, 19 March 2013 (UTC)Hello Ocaasi, Eduemoni has given you a shining smiling star! You see, these things promote WikiLove and hopefully this has made your day better. Spread the Edeumoni (talk)16:35, 20 March 2013 (UTC)For your ongoing efforts to rationalize Wikipedia's COI editing policy. Altering fundamental policy at Wikipedia is akin to trying to steer a glacier with a curling broom. You have put in an extraordinary amount of work in support of the most sensible effort to regularize COI editing and to thereby open it to scrutiny. I thank you for your continued work and wish you the best for the ultimate success of the effort. Carrite (talk) 22:12, 20 March 2013 (UTC) Thank you for your continued contributions especially the High Beam subscription project which has been of immense value to so many editors!! Keithbob Talk 20:01, 31 August 2013 (UTC)Thank you very much for your efforts to create TWA. It is both fun and useful for new wikipedians. Odeesi (talk) 15:22, 3 November 2013 (UTC)Hello Ocaasi, I saw that you have been doing some really nice work on Wikipedia, particularly on The Wikipedia Adventure, responding to comments with in minutes, and generally doing a great job; so thought that you deserved to be the inaugural recipient of the 'Really Nice View' award. Congratulations! Matty.007 21:01, 3 November 2013 (UTC)Thank you for informing the community about the passing of Jackson Peebles and helping ensure that his memory was honored. Perhaps it wasn't a pleasant job, but I'm glad you were willing to do it. AutomaticStrikeout (₵) – Rest in Peace, Jackson Peebles 20:28, 22 November 2013 (UTC)Thank you so much for your advice and patience! I really appreciate your help! Kwesifokuo (talk) 19:33, 14 December 2013 (UTC)Thanks for continuing to participate in the Individual Engagement Grants program, Ocaasi! I appreciate you lending your exuberant ideas and insight to the process, and for being a thoughtful grantee. Looking forward to what 2014 may bring! Siko (WMF) (talk) 00:41, 21 December 2013 (UTC)Ocaasi, I think you deserve the Writers Barnstar because of how much you put on here. But I have a question, how do I get Barnstars? To answer, go on my talk page and answer. Thanks! Unknown249 (talk) 21:30, 13 January 2014 (UTC)For your ongoing efforts to make useful tools like JSTOR etc. available to content creators. Your hard work is noticed and very much appreciated and has more effect on the content of the encyclopedia that you will ever realize. Carrite (talk) 03:40, 20 June 2014 (UTC)To Ocaasi, thank you for your comments at Yahoo Health. Axl ¤ [Talk] 20:06, 21 July 2014 (UTC)I've been editing WP for a while, but just tried out your Wikipedia Adventure in advance of doing a presentation to librarians on getting involved in WP. That's a great tutorial and I'll be sharing. Thanks! Hamaxides (talk) 18:54, 6 October 2014 (UTC)Your success in creating partnerships with publishers of high quality content is appreciated. Your work is essential! Happy Christmas JimRenge (talk) 21:18, 23 December 2014 (UTC)I would like to dedicate this Barnstar for your "Wikipedia Adventure Project". Dineshkumar Ponnusamy (talk) 14:26, 27 April 2015 (UTC)This Barnstar is Awarded for contributing to Wikipedia Adventure. I loved Wikipedia Adventure a lot thanks Dinnypaul (talk) 16:32, 28 October 2015 (UTC)Thank you for creating TWA! 333-blue 23:25, 29 February 2016 (UTC)Thank you for making the awesome Wikipedia Adventure, it was so lovely, I will show all new Wikipedia friends it when they join! :) TheMusicGirl (talk) 04:34, 23 June 2016 (UTC)Thank you so much for creating the Wikipedia adventure! I love it and it is so helpful! Elsa Enchanted (talk) 17:44, 4 April 2016 (UTC)For this truly brave and insightful Signpost op-ed. -- Euryalus (talk) 21:18, 28 May 2016 (UTC)
noob involved been around veteran seen it all older than the Cabal itself where did my life go? oh, have to go check my watchlist...


How to argue well
You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.
*You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement).
*You should mention anything you have learned from your target.
*Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism.
-Daniel Dennett



A few thoughts to remember, for online collaborators, or any collaborator, really

1. We are a community of very real people with deep emotions and human complexities.
2. We are deeply invested in our project, so much so it hurts us at times even if it is also a passion or refuge for many.
3. You never know what someone has been through, or is going through.
4. We all need help at some point. There is no shame in needing help, asking for help, or receiving help.
5. If you are ever feeling completely hopeless: Wait. Things really can get better. Talk to someone about it.
6. Mental health carries a powerful stigma. The more we are open about it, the less that weighs all of us down.
7. If we listen, we can learn from each other.
8. We need to be kind. This is a higher calling than civility, and entirely compatible with achieving our goals.
9. Our movement depends on its people. We are our most valuable resource.
10. We are not finished products. With time, space, support, and practice — people can, and do, grow and change.
-Ocaasi


  • "You see, Wikipedia brings people together. It brought me together. It just takes some time for everyone to get their heads on straight, before they can see that their lives too have a mission, and an [edit] button."

Journey of a Wikipedian

  • "So, does all this mean Wikipedia is perfect? Heck, no! What I mean is that it’s an excellent place not just to soak up the sum of all human knowledge, but also to learn how to conduct oneself in a society riven with conflict and ambiguity, where might sometimes seems to make right and in the end all one can really be certain about having the power to safeguard is one’s own integrity. Maybe that’s a dim view of the world, but when you consider all the bad things that happen every day, you know, getting into (and out of) an edit war on Wikipedia is a relatively safe and surprisingly practical way to learn some key lessons about life."

All I Really Needed to Know I Learned Editing Wikipedia

  • "The more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into a dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side."

Paulo Freire

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Understanding Wikipedia[edit]

Understanding Wikipedia
"Wikipedia only works in practice. In theory, it could never work."
Understanding the vandal-fighting web

Wikipedia works because of how many people participate in creating and checking its pages. All changes go through a virtual filter--a gauntlet--of intelligent computer and human review. Thousands of people are constantly scouring new changes, and millions of readers keep an eye out for anything that seems off.

Because of this process, research studies have shown that Wikipedia is just as accurate as traditional encyclopedias, but its errors get fixed faster. We are living proof of the coders' motto that "With enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow". In other words, many hands make anything possible!

1. Edit filter (automatic pattern rejection)

2. CBNG (machine-learning artificial neural network bot)

3. Huggle, Igloo, Lupin's filtered list (human assisted regex/badwords)

4. STiki (cbng residual feed, missed vandalism, subtle vandalism--human assisted metadata and pattern based review)

5. Article watchlists, selective page and topic monitoring by users

6. Pending changes, live version delay, reviewed by autoconfirmed users

7. Semi-protection, prevents non-autoconfirmed users from editing

8. Full protection, prevents non-admins from editing

9. Official readers, journalists and subjects of articles who report mistakes in the news (not good!)

10. Random readers, millions of individuals who fix errors when they come upon them

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Admin stuff to do

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Wikipedia template-protected edit requests 13
Wikipedia fully-protected edit requests 1
Requested edits 5
Requested RD1 redactions 2
Candidates for speedy deletion as copyright violations 2
Candidates for speedy deletion 88
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WP:AIV[edit]

Reports[edit]

Bot-reported[edit]

Pictogram voting wait.svg Warned user. 5 albert square (talk) 18:41, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
Pictogram voting oppose.svg False positive. Edits are not vandalism. 5 albert square (talk) 18:44, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

User-reported[edit]

Pictogram voting wait red.svg No edits since being warned. Re-report if this user continues vandalising or spamming after sufficient warnings. SpencerT•C 19:41, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

CSD / PRODs[edit]

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Importance or significance not asserted 5
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Usernames for administrator attention

Note: Patrollers are kindly asked to monitor usernames listed at Filter 102, Filter 148, Filter 149, Filter 354 (tags), Filter 579, and CAT:UAA.


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Requests for page protection


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 upload protection at the BOTTOM 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.User:Ocaasi/Increase

Cerner[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Same reasons Kansas City, Missouri, Overland Park, Kansas and several other are protected. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Midwestman1986. Grey Wanderer (talk) 01:57, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 2 weeks, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:06, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Zápolya family[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry and original research. I also refer to Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Elazardo. Borsoka (talk) 02:17, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:32, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Adam Horowitz[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations. General Ization Talk 05:59, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:35, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Adrien Broner[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Increase in vandalism and disruptive editing following losing fight. Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 07:19, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:37, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

YG Entertainment[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – High level of IP vandalism.Rain Forest (talk) 07:52, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:39, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Abigail Hopkins[edit]

Extended confirmed: Persistent sockpuppetry – Persistent removal of content by 2 Users and an IP. Semi would still allow socks to edit. RhinosF1 (talk) 07:55, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Murder of Stephen Lawrence[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism by IPs and news users. ― A Poor Historian (talk) 08:06, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Columbia, Missouri[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – I believe this is the same person, these are not good faith edits being made. After I reported originally they seem to have developed a bit of an obsession with pages I edit in particular. [1]. Grey Wanderer (talk) 08:36, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Philippine National Police[edit]

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent sockpuppetry – Relentless vandalism from a very long-term abuser; see Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Bertrand101 for details. Blake Gripling (talk) 08:57, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Takis[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: BLP policy violations – This article does need either pending changes protection or semi protection due to excessive vandalism. Alucard 16❯❯❯ chat? 09:34, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Mandaluyong[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Repeated addition of hoaxes from a long-term abuser; see Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Bertrand101 for details. Blake Gripling (talk) 10:50, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

User:Cobi/Userpage/Categories[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – IP Block evasion. ~ Junior5a (Talk) Cont 13:43, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Stan Twitter[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. Shellwood (talk) 13:55, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – An IP edit warred yesterday to add dubious negative content; they've been blocked, and a new IP is adding the same content. Perhaps PP would save a new round of edit warring. GirthSummit (blether) 14:58, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Talk:List of current state leaders by date of assumption of office
Talk:List of Prime Ministers of India
List of Presidents of India by previous experience
[edit]

Permanent semi-protection - as mobile editor has returned, this time to make disruptive edits again. GoodDay (talk) 16:16, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Alejandro Romero Gamarra[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Alejandro Romero Gamarra is the subject of a recent transfer rumor. Fans have been editing the team before anything has been finalized. . NYMetro96 (talk) 16:18, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Alabama[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism despite pending changes. Entranced98 (talk) 16:43, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:04, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Kasékò[edit]

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. Hi, can you temporarily block this article, because someone likes to change the cultural background of this article to enjoy his country, please help me ! LeGuyanaisPure (talk) 17:37, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Declined, content dispute. Please discuss with the user at the talk page.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:50, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Gwilym Lee[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 18:07, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:22, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Category:All articles needing additional references[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Used by high-risk template. –User456541 18:29, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

User talk:RickinBaltimore[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: This page ios being trolled by various IPs and it looks as though RiB isn't around to protect it himself. MarnetteD|Talk 18:51, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 24 h, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:17, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Independence Day (India)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 19:20, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

As far as I am concerned pending changes protection is working just fine.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:29, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

West Carleton Secondary School[edit]

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent disruptive editing – Persistent addition of unsourced material, inappropriate photo, listing self as notable, etc. MB 19:22, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:26, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

List of things named after Donald Trump[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – High profile article, prime target for vandalism. Lots of vandalism coming from IP's. Beasting123 (talk) 19:25, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 months, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:28, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Fernando Llorente[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 19:43, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Olivenza[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Multi-IP Edit-warring, there is also a discussion on the article talk page. IanDBeacon (talk) 19:45, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

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Paul Hellyer[edit]

Reduction in protection level: From semi-protection to unprotected. Was protected eight years ago due to a content dispute. Permanent protection unnecessary for low-volume article 199.7.157.17 (talk) 17:37, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

  • Comment Looks like the requester has contacted User:Bearcat, let's wait for his response. -- MelanieN (talk) 00:41, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Fred penner[edit]

Unprotection: This article is template-protected for being converted to an article twice in April 2017 by non-logged in users. Template protection is unnecessary and against policy, but semi-protection may be an alternative to unprotection. Danski454 (talk) 14:48, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Template:Taxonomy/Hippopotamus[edit]

Unprotection: No longer needed as new users cannot edit anymore by software. Abote2 (talk) 18:44, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to have already been unprotected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 18:48, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

Ideally, requests should be made on the article talk page rather than here.

  • Unless the talk page itself is protected, you may instead add the appropriate template among {{Edit protected}}, {{Edit template-protected}}, {{Edit extended-protected}}, or {{Edit semi-protected}} to the article's talk page if you would like to make a change rather than requesting it here. Doing so will automatically place the page in the appropriate category for the request to be reviewed.
  • Where requests are made due to the editor having a conflict of interest (COI; see Wikipedia:Suggestions for COI compliance), the {{request edit}} template should be used.
  • Requests to move move-protected pages should be made at Wikipedia:Requested moves, not here.
  • If the discussion page and the article are both protected preventing you from making an edit request, this page is the right place to make that request. Please see the top of this page for instructions on how to post requests.
  • This page is not for continuing or starting discussions regarding content should both an article and its discussion page be protected. Please make a request only if you have a specific edit you wish to make.User:Ocaasi/Edit

Create a level 3 header with a link to the article in question, then a {{Pagelinks}} template and then the reason. It looks like this: Example (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) your request here. ~~~~

Handled requests[edit]

A rolling archive of the last seven days of protection requests can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Rolling archive.

Protected edit requests

1 protected edit request
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Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Module:Message box/configuration (request) 2019-01-17 18:33 Cascade-protected from Main Page (log) Modified by KrakatoaKatie on 2016-11-16: "restore"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 05:28, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
13 template-protected edit requests
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Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Template:Country data China (request) 2019-01-07 16:50 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Country data Germany (request) 2019-01-07 17:37 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Country data Italy (request) 2019-01-07 17:48 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Country data Vietnam (request) 2019-01-07 23:15 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Country data Saudi Arabia (request) 2019-01-07 23:33 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Country data South Africa (request) 2019-01-08 00:40 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Country data Canada (request) 2019-01-08 09:20 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Country data Argentina (request) 2019-01-08 09:27 Template-protected (log) Modified by Courcelles on 2013-10-17: "Not quite high-risk enough now that we have a trusted template editor right."
Template:Country data Iran (request) 2019-01-08 09:51 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Country data Kuwait (request) 2019-01-11 19:23 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Country data Soviet Union (request) 2019-01-11 23:02 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Country data South Vietnam (request) 2019-01-14 00:40 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Infobox U.S. county (request) 2019-01-20 18:54 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mark Arsten on 2013-10-18: "Allowing Protected Template editors"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 18:57, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

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