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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, it is almost always a good idea to ask the protecting admin first before listing a page here.
  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}}
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 Related Articles ====
* {{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.

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

Indefinite semi-protection: This page is a WP:WPCD article and level 4 WP:VITAL article, which is frequently a target for disruptive IP and new user test edits. Alternatively I suggest PC/1 protection, but I can't say if any reviewers are watching the page. Ivanvector (talk) 02:06, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Long-term issue with IPs adding POV content and removing maintenance templates (since the page was created). Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:40, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Ongoing addition of unsourced content. Adabow (talk) 01:18, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Reference desk[edit]

Temp semi - an admin short-term protected it yesterday, but the IP-hopper is edit-warring to re-insert his personal attacks (which by talk page consensus are garbage). Please protect for a day or two and let the vandal find something else to amuse itself. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 01:07, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Disruptive editing, vandalism by IPs. Geraldo Perez (talk) 22:39, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Callan: you put this on PC a few days ago; I'm in two minds about semi'ing it, so I'll defer to you. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 23:02, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

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

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – persistent addition of puffery from an ip and various new users. SPI has been filed . John from Idegon (talk) 22:36, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a week. After a week the page will be automatically unprotected. And Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:58, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Hercules (2014 film) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism; repeated addition of unsourced information by IP hopper. Freshh! (talk) 21:19, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of a fortnight. After a fortnight the page will be automatically unprotected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:07, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Automated comment: Page has not been protected.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 22:25, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: IP attempting repeated insertions of own unpublished research. Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:40, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Try talking to them; if you get nowhere, come back. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:01, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Babar Ahmed (director) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: New user vandalism. Refuses to engage on Talk page. Fnordware (talk) 19:01, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:54, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

New York Red Bulls (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: A news source citing unnamed inside sources has published some otherwise unverified claims about this club. Several new accounts and anons have attempted to add that information to the article. Semi protection for fifteen days should allow further clarification or for this story to die. Walter Görlitz (talk) 18:15, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:45, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – See WP:ANI#Dorje Shugden Controversy. Dougweller (talk) 10:13, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. There haven't been any edits by non-autoconfirmed users in around 3 weeks and if Truthsayer62 comes back with socks we can deal with them or semi the page then, am I missing something Doug? Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 12:22, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Meant to request full protection to stop the editwarring, but if you don't think it's necessary, Callanecc, ok. Dougweller (talk) 15:22, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Truthsayer62 has been indef'd, so there's not really any need for protection unless, as Callan says, he evades the block. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 23:04, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

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

Temporary pending changes: Persistent vandalism – Persistent edit warring by block evading socks. Flat Out let's discuss it 08:38, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of two weeks. After two weeks the page will be automatically unprotected. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 12:31, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Automated comment: Page has not been protected.—cyberbot I NotifyOnline 13:35, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Semi-protected for a period of a fortnight. After a fortnight the page will be automatically unprotected. I'm assuming that's what Callan meant to do. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 17 April 2014 (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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Working (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)[edit]

This page was fully protected in 2009 to prevent vandals from activating the bots that it controls. However, I'm currently involved in closing CFD discussions to help clear out the backlog. Could you reduce CFD/W to template protection so that I can perform the closures properly, by activating Cydebot? The number of template editors is far lower than the number of admins; I believe that these users can be trusted with access to the page. As of now, the protecting administrator has not responded to a request to change the protection level. Thanks. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 22:48, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Note: This request contravenes protection policy (see WP:TEMP-P); I'm not convinced we want to go down this path. Spike Wilbury (talk) 12:02, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Understood. I will file a BRFA instead so that I run my own bot to effectuate the CFD closures. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 14:34, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Not unprotected per above discussion. This is beyond the powers of admins at this board. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:00, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

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

User talk:A.amitkumar (edit|user page|history|links|watch|logs)[edit]

Please add a new section to User talk:A.amitkumar with the following text.

Regarding [[Social and psychological value of money]], please read [[WP:TONE]], and why is it a bad thing to add a link defining the term? Please ask for your talk page to be unprotected, too, since I can't contact you directly. ~~~~

Unprotected by Nyttend (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:59, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

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.