Wikipedia:Requests for page protection

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Requests for page protection

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.


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 administrator 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 3 header (i.e. === [[Example title]] ===) with the namespace if not an article. Place your request at the bottom of either the protection or unprotection list, depending on the nature of your request, and place the pagelinks template below the header in the form of * {{pagelinks|Example title}}. 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, write 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 user talk 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 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 nor starting a new discussion regarding content. 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.
For single page requests
=== [[Example Article Name]] ===
* {{pagelinks|Example Article Name}}
'''Semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~
=== [[Template:Example Template Name]] ===
* {{pagelinks|Template:Example Template Name}}
'''Unprotection:''' From full protection to template editor protection. ~~~~
For multiple page requests with the same criteria
=== Short descriptive header ===
* {{pagelinks|Wikipedia:Example Page Name 1}}
* {{pagelinks|Wikipedia:Example Page 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 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.

Snowy (character)[edit]

Temporary full protection: Persistent, inexplicable vandalism – Current protection does no good; need this kind of protection but for a much longer amount of time. See Talk:Snowy (character)#Persistent vandalism. Prhartcom (talk) 17:11, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Declined Pending changes is working just fine. You're able to see the edits from IPs because you're logged in. Those who are not logged in, however, don't see the vandalism because the reviewers don't accept the edits. All is well here. KrakatoaKatie 20:05, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
KrakatoaKatie, all is not well here, the article was vandalized again today: [1], hence my request. You protected it correctly on May 1 for two weeks and it was immediately vandalized after that expired, can you please protect it the same way again but for a longer period of time. Prhartcom (talk) 22:38, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
I just logged out and verified that I can still see the vandalism was allowed into the article until a user reverted it. This would have been prevented with proper protection. Please help. Prhartcom (talk) 22:46, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Germán Trejo[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Talk page discussions have yielded a consensus on the content and tone of the article, but editors (and likely socks) with COI problems keep coming back to whitewash. — Bdb484 (talk) 18:12, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Sarah (SV) (talk) 19:10, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection IPs continue to update past statistics with new airlines fly those in which the airlines did not during the covered time frame. Citydude1017 (talk) 18:28, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Not done because it's a redirect, but...
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Pending-change protected for one month. You listed the redirect here, which has a regular hyphen instead of the em-dash that's in the actual article. KrakatoaKatie 19:15, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Irish economic articles[edit]

Semi-protection: Celtic Phoenix currently has Page Protection applied. This needs to be extended to the other pages mentioned above. We've a particular user not engaging with his AN/I case. He's disruptively editing from an IP while logged out and has already received one block from admin C.Fred. BastunĖġáḍβáś₮ŭŃ! 21:16, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one month. After one month the page will be automatically unprotected. Applied to all four articles, and extended protection at Celtic Phoenix to a month. Note that semi-protection will not stop this user from editing while logged in, since they are auto-confirmed MelanieN (talk) 22:47, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Template:Rolf Harris[edit]

Semi-protection for two months: Persistent vandalism. Was previously semi-protected for a month. Pickuptha'Musket (talk) 21:37, 29 May 2015 (UTC)


Indefinite create protection: Repeatedly recreated – Quebec telemarketing, Quebectelemarketing, Francetelemarketing and at least 2 others are ALL WP:COAT articles for the same non-notable company, being created by a group of SPA editors (which I've also taken to SPI). This particular one has been created 3 times to date, I believe. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 21:41, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Creation protected indefinitely. Salted Quebectelemarking. The others have only been created once (Francetelemarketing) or twice (Quebec telemarketing) and are currently at WP:PROD. MelanieN (talk) 22:30, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Melanie. I should point out that French telemarketing was an alternate spelling of Francetelemarketing so in fact that's been created twice, too. So I may be making other requests here. thanks again, Shawn in Montreal (talk)

User talk:Poobuttins[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Inappropriate use of user talk page while blocked. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 22:05, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) re-blocked with talk page editing disallowed. Re-blocked by User:Smalljim. That is a much more direct way of preventing inappropriate use of the talk page, and in case, semi-protection would not have worked because the user is auto-confirmed. MelanieN (talk) 22:27, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Crystal Pepsi[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Once last semi expired, the same unsourced promo material started being added again. NeilN talk to me 22:18, 29 May 2015 (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 "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.


Indefinite template protection: Highly visible template – Please open to editing by TE. Alakzi (talk) 11:26, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Plus all of these, if anybody's got time. Alakzi (talk) 11:43, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
    Done the requested template but not the whole list--Ymblanter (talk) 18:54, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
    • I've got a few minutes - I'll get 'em. KrakatoaKatie 19:24, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Done Everything not crossed off on your list. If I missed one, list it here and someone will get it if I don't. KrakatoaKatie 20:02, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Alakzi (talk) 20:49, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

Further information: Wikipedia:Edit requests
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.