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email: 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

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  • "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

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.

  • "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





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

Admin stuff[edit]

Admin stuff to do

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Requested RD1 redactions 18
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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.



Requests for page protection

Current requests for increase in protection level[edit]

Heartbreak on a Full Moon[edit]

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent sockpuppetry. Binksternet (talk) 19:34, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

I do not think extended confirmed would be a good solution. The two last users who exstensively edited the article have not been blocked. I have no idea whether they are sockpuppets or not, but if they are they should be brought to SPI and eventually blocked. I also do not see any discussion at the talk page, and the edits do not strike me as obviously disruptive. In short, I think other means should be tried before we institute extended confirmed protection. I will defer to a second opinion.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:22, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
@Binksternet: I'm almost at the point of blocking per WP:DUCK, but given the long history of the supposed sock master and the number of active accounts, and also given how popular it is to war over music genre, I think this needs to be documented (at the very least; blocks would be preferable) at SPI. RFPP is not well-suited to a lengthy discussion of behavior. I would be happy to revisit this afterward. Vanamonde (talk) 23:25, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Brian Kemp[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. Mélencron (talk) 18:33, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Seems to have stopped, after the results have been announced, but let us wait a bit.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:46, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
Declined per Ymblanter Vanamonde (talk) 23:26, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

North Africa[edit]

Full protection extension: The formerly given full protection of the page expires today and multiple issues have not been resolved that are directly related to the content dispute on the page. User Ryanoo may get a boomberang TBAN as you can see on the ANI page under “User Arboleh” and Ryanoo opened an SPI on me that hasn’t yet come to any conclusion. Given the presence of sensitivities, content disputes may occur again only complicating the many processes that are currently underway. Itaren (talk) 21:05, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Nothing yet, but ping @Oshwah: ~ Amory (utc) 15:46, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Lets wait until the article is edited despite discussions in-progress and we can protect it then. Otherwise, we'd be applying protection in a preventative measure only and doing so isn't within compliance of Wikipedia's protection policy. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 22:47, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Asma Hadeed[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content. Saqib (talk) 13:29, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 15:31, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Note: Blocked SPA. Let me know if that does not stop the disruption. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 15:31, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Faizabad district[edit]

Temporary move protection: Already 3 disupted moves by new editors and 3 revert back moves made in past 1 week and it is going to continue since there are talks of official name change by the government, but articles are based on COMMONNAME. A successful RM discussion should be the only way to move these disputed title articles. Please refer this Discussion on India Noticeboard for more. DBigXray 16:13, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Bids for Olympic Games[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: See above reason concerning 2026 Winter Olympics article. GoodDay (talk) 17:52, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Declined No IP edits since yesterday: only 1 IP in the last week. If new users edit-war despite warnings, AIV or ANEW is the place to go. Vanamonde (talk) 23:46, 14 November 2018 (UTC)


Temporary create protection: Repeatedly recreated – Requesting protection from creation; article has been declined at AfC twice, and was once created at Berry itt. SamHolt6 (talk) 20:44, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Question: SamHolt6 I'm seeing one move out of mainspace, and two AfC declines. There's no history at Berry itt. At this point, protection would be premptive, which it shouldn't be. Is there evidence that the creator is ignoring advice at AfC, or that they are using socks, or otherwise creating this in a disruptive manner? Vanamonde (talk) 00:51, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Err sorry for any confusion @Vanamonde93:. The story is Draft:BERRY IIT was created and sumbitted to AfC, but failed to pass criteria and was declined twice. Yesterday Berry iit was created and speedy deleted, and today BERRY IIT was created in the mainspace before being moved to the draftspace by me. All three versions of the article (2 drafts, 1 now-deleted article) were created by the same editor.--SamHolt6 (talk) 00:59, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Declined @SamHolt6: I see: the initial link you had provided was to Berry itt, which of course has no history. Nonetheless, given that this is a single user, I think this is best dealt with through warnings/blocks. Vanamonde (talk) 01:02, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Rick Daniels[edit]

Indefinite create protection: Repeatedly recreated – Recently re-created by the same editor that created the last version that was deleted via Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Rick Daniels. This makes the 4th deletion in total, so time to consider salting the article name. SamHolt6 (talk) 21:11, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Declined That user has agreed to work on it in draft space.--regentspark (comment) 23:56, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Edris Matu Segawa[edit]

Indefinite create protection: Repeatedly recreated. Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 22:23, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Declined We're looking at a single user here, who should be blocked if they do not respond positively to a warning. Vanamonde (talk) 00:54, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Barbados Labour Party[edit]

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent disruptive editing – The same unexplained edit committed by several IP-users and one acctual user. . Vif12vf/Tiberius (talk) 01:47, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Extended confirmed must be enabled either by community consensus or by arbcom. --regentspark (comment) 01:58, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Barry O'Sullivan[edit]

Full protection. Has been hit with incessant childish vandalism after he made some dumb comments in parliament - and the vandalism has already received some media coverage. Semi-protection hasn't fixed the issue, with several autoconfirmed accounts vandalising the article since then. Given the media coverage, I think it's time we put a stop to this once and for all, and full-protect it for at least a couple of weeks until the media coverage of his comments dies down. The Drover's Wife (talk) 01:59, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

List of slaves[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. L293D ( • ) 02:10, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. INeedSupport(Care free to give me support?) 02:11, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Demographics of Israel[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed: Arbitration enforcement – WP:ARBPIA. B dash (talk) 02:19, 15 November 2018 (UTC)


Template protection: High-risk template – TE. Inurwikilol (talk) 02:30, 15 November 2018 (UTC)


Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. L293D ( • ) 02:35, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Vietnam national football team[edit]

Long-term semi-protection: Persistent blanking has been going on for three weeks by vandals, socks, IP-hoppers, block evaders. Softlavender (talk) 02:51, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection level[edit]

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 "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 changes 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.
  • Requests for removing create protection on 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 fully-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 the rolling archive if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine[edit]

Unprotection: It is semi-protected indefinitely months ago. The comments make it appear as if the admin was having difficulty with some of the tools used to fight disruptive editing. It doesn't appear to have any recent disruptive edits.

Note: Wouldn't that be because it's semi protected? Have there been any constructive edit requests to show semi protection has become onerous? -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 13:35, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
Note: Anachronist's note makes it plain to me that PC was ineffective, that vandalism was perennial, and that SP is needed. Implying something in your note about "having difficulty"? I don't think so. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 13:39, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
I have corrections that page protection is preventing. I am going by the comments the admin made. Indef semi-protection is not an acceptable long term solution. Obviously there was difficulty with vandal fighting tools if the solution for this page is indefinite page protection. Please lift the protection. What is the justification for indef page protection? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:8800:1300:4B4:0:0:0:1001 (talk) 03:02, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Please post an edit request so others can see what changes you're proposing. As Dlohcierekim said, the best way to show SP is unnecessary is by showing what changes it's preventing you from making. (Or you could sign up for an account and get it autoconfirmed...) Alex Cohn (let's chat!) 03:09, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
It's preventing me from making any corrections. There aren't many but it's annoying to have heavy handed protection. ONUS is on those justifying protection and the default condition is "everyone can edit." I've asked for specific protection on a specific page be lifted so I can contribute. Why the pushback? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:8800:1300:4B4:0:0:0:1001 (talk) 04:10, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
I will grant your request.-- Dlohcierekim (talk) 12:47, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Unprotected -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 12:49, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Note: Pending changes nd move protection remain -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 12:49, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Baraboo High School[edit]

Unprotection: There is no reason to fully protect this article, several people were politely adding relevant content to this page and having polite debate about it, until in fact the person who asked for this protection, simply removed their content without discussion, repeatedly. De facto, this one person has now succeeded in censoring this page, which I find highly inappropriate for Wikipedia. The relevance of the content that was in the process of being added, edited and redacted is hard to deny; the school is making international headlines because of this content as shown here f.i.: Several other people on the talk page are also complaining about the rather authoritarian way in which this page has been locked to prevent current events from being part of this page. The arguments of the person who deleted other people's contributions about this content being irrelevant, seem to be based on his personal opinion about the event, rather than what external sources report and how several authorities and institutions have responded to the event, as evidenced by the BBC article (and many other sources). Zorba1968 (talk) 02:45, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Note: Protecting admin comment There was edit warring from autoconfirmed users. Discussion is/was tumultuous on the talk page. No consensus has been reached yet. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 12:45, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Fashion Bomb[edit]

Unprotection: I do not think protection is needed anymore . Abote2 (talk) 11:17, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Note: You don't appear to have discussed this with FloNight ~ Amory (utc) 15:45, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

American Horror Story: Apocalypse[edit]

Reduction to semi-protection: While the real issue coming from one specific not autoconfirmed user might still need to be addressed, the season finale of the season has aired so the page really needs an urgent update. The protecting administrator was asked first, but he/she is still unresponsive. Lady Junky (talk) 03:01, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

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Handled requests[edit]

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Protected edit requests

1 protected edit request
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Toy Story 4 (request) 2018-11-15 00:03 Fully protected, expires 2018-11-21 at 02:20:06 UTC (log) Protected by Nyttend on 2018-11-14: "Edit warring / content dispute"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 02:47, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
1 template-protected edit request
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Template:Rail-interchange (request) 2018-11-11 22:02 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 02:31, 15 November 2018 (UTC)


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