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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.

Salman Khan filmography[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Vandalism and addition of unsourced content. -- . FrankBoy CHITCHAT 15:46, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Pending-change protected for a period of 1 week. After 1 week the page will be automatically unprotected. As there's not too much editing on the article, PC sounds best. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:02, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Namthip Jongrachatawiboon[edit]

Indefinite pending-changes:Violations of the biographies of living persons policy . DoDung2001 (talk) 02:32, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Question: @DoDung2001: Semi-protection expired about 24 hours ago and there's been no edits by unconfirmed editors. On what basis are you asking for re-protection? NeilN talk to me 03:14, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
Answer:Violations of the biographies of living persons policy. DoDung2001 (talk) 03:18, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
Question: What violations, specifically? --Ebyabe talk - Border Town ‖ 03:36, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Bad Girls Club season pages[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: High level of vandalism. Many SPA adding false info as well. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 03:09, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 03:10, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Almost none of them have editing activity levels required for protection, and some are already protected. GedUK  11:58, 1 July 2015 (UTC)


Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Requesting a short Cool off period to allow for conversation to move to Talk pages instead of edit summaries from edit warring IP editor. . Stesmo (talk) 06:50, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. GedUK  10:59, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Ellen Pao[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – trolling ip's. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 11:20, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. GedUK  11:37, 1 July 2015 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – School children at play (?).  Velella  Velella Talk   12:33, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 day. After 1 day the page will be automatically unprotected. GedUK  12:41, 1 July 2015 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Recurring vandalism the last few days: new users with weird user names deleting text. Sjö (talk) 13:29, 1 July 2015 (UTC) This edit comment indicates that it is the same person. Sjö (talk) 13:31, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 14:42, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
Done two months by Yunshui (talk · contribs) KrakatoaKatie 16:12, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Al-Farouq Aminu[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Editors adding his new team when he has not signed, just agreed to sign. Contract can't be made official until July 8 (or 10). Kante4 (talk) 13:29, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one week. After one week the page will be automatically unprotected. KrakatoaKatie 16:16, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Short descriptive header[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – this has been occurring over a number of days mainly by unregistered (IP only) users and targetting articles on Australian vehicles and related (e.g. GM engines); please see revision histories. CtrlXctrlV (talk) 14:14, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. for Ford Falcon (BA) and Ford Falcon (BF). The IP vandal for Ford Falcon (Australia) was also blocked but it recently expired; if he resumes, report him to AIV.
Pending-change protected one month for Holden Commodore (VE).
The remainder have inadequate activity to justify protection, so they are : Declined KrakatoaKatie 15:51, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

ABCD 2[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism from mostly IP editors. . Sukhmeer69 (talk) 14:50, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one week. After one week the page will be automatically unprotected. KrakatoaKatie 15:57, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Miralem Sulejmani[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Different IPs changing the same information since 21 June 2015. SLBedit (talk) 15:21, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one week. After one week the page will be automatically unprotected. KrakatoaKatie 16:00, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

List of Girl Meets World episodes[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Has had chronic problem with IP/newly registered users altering viewership ratings numbers with data which is backed by references considered unreliable (e.g., wikia for Girl Meets World, sites where anyone can create their own web pages, etc.). This page has been semi-protected before, on May 15 (2 weeks) and May 31 (1 month), for this reason, and the page is coming off the most recent semi-protection, only for these edits to viewership numbers and use of questionable references to resume not more than a few minutes after the expiration of the protection. Alteration to this viewership data is not confined to the IP/newly registered users ... even disruptive registered editors and possible sockpuppets of previously blocked editors have gotten into the act, but that's being dealt with by blocking those responsible. But with this constant tinkering of the article for accurate viewership data from reliable sources at the IP user level and sockpuppet level, see the problem?. MPFitz1968 (talk) 15:45, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of two months. After two months the page will be automatically unprotected. KrakatoaKatie 16:05, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

The Amazing World of Gumball (season 3)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – Gumball-related articles are historically prone to hoax content and unsourced additions that are indistinguishable from hoaxes. Requesting 36 hour protection to dissuade IPs from adding unsourced content, as they have been doing lately. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 15:50, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Abele Hesky[edit]

Create protection: Repeatedly recreated. Thine Antique Pen (talk) 16:04, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Creation protected KrakatoaKatie 16:07, 1 July 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 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.
  • 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.

MigrationWatch UK[edit]

Indefinite pending changes: Persistent vandalism – Persistent sockpuppetry, edit warring to insert unreferenced content against consensus. Keri (talk) 10:17, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Non-admin comment - " 20:21, 25 June 2015 GB fan (talk | contribs) protected MigrationWatch UK‎ ‎[edit=autoconfirmed] (expires 20:21, 5 July 2015 (UTC))‎[move=autoconfirmed] (expires 20:21, 5 July 2015 (UTC)) (Persistent block evasion)".
Already protected After expiry, if it's still necessary, it can be requested again. kelapstick(bainuu) 11:15, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Try speaking with the admin who locked the page you are requesting first. If the admin failed to answer your request, then the option would be best to ask for this option, because I am autoconfirmed and have the option to edit the page, but the reason why it seems to be locked for non-autoconfirmed users was because people repeatedly decided to evade blocks so they can damage it with what they want. If the administration and/or reviewers cannot handle reviewing edits from new and unregistered users, then the best option for them is to either have the semi protection lock available, or the full protection lock active, but as I am someone who undoes damage to pages, it is best you speak to the "GB fan" user who protected the page if you haven't. If you already have and they failed to answer, you may disregard my comment. Vmkcheat (talk) 10:39, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. GedUK  11:38, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Climate Skepticism[edit]

Protected in 2010 indefinitely due to edit warring. It's probably time this redirect is unprotected.   — Jess· Δ 21:46, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

I'm inclined to unlock it, but I'd like some other opinions. KrakatoaKatie 23:49, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
If you're worried about vandalism, maybe just lower the protection from full to semi-protection? Dustin (talk) 23:51, 30 June 2015 (UTC)


Unprotection: I asked protecting administrator about this template. Somehow, he or she only responded but hasn't downgraded or unprotected the template. Currently, it's transcluded in less than 50 pages. George Ho (talk) 07:21, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Unprotected Their comment implies they're happy for another admin to make the decision, so I have. GedUK  13:03, 1 July 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.