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.

Yuvraj Singh[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – To deprive those intentional wrong edits by lots of ip addresses. Suman420 (talk) 20:37, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. NeilN talk to me 21:36, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Bass (fish)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. I dream of horses (C) @ 22:01, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. NeilN talk to me 22:09, 5 October 2015 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – This page is susceptible to all sorts of pranks because of GoAnimate's.... (ahem) reputation on YouTube. (It's astonishing, just look up "GoAnimate".) Some kids will naturally try to influence the article. Protecting it now may save some trouble. Zeke Essiestudy (talk) 22:10, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 23:37, 5 October 2015 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Same person has tried to add incorrect content to the page more times than I can count. Smoore95GAGA (talk) 00:13, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Question: Smoore95GAGA, what is the source for the producer list? NeilN talk to me 00:22, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Well, most of the songs are written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ryan Tedder and Calvin Harris, but Continuous isn't mentioned as a writer or producer on ANY of them, yet they keep adding them as a producer. That is clearly false. Plus, no one ever adds the source for album producers, they're just listed as the people who contributed the most work to the album. And either way, this person is clearly a troll or a bot, because they will not stop, even though I have told them they are putting false information on the page.

Fully protected for a period of 1 day. After 1 day the page will be automatically unprotected. Smoore95GAGA, so basically you're edit warring and breaking WP:3RR over unsourced information. I've fully protected the article to stop the edit war and avoid handing out blocks but all contentious information needs to be sourced. This, for example, lists two producers. Articles will be semi-protected against repeated additions of unsourced info by IP editors but not when both sides have no sources for their claims. NeilN talk to me 00:55, 6 October 2015 (UTC)


Already protected NeilN talk to me 00:18, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Spain national football team[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Qed237 (talk) 00:29, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one month. After one month the page will be automatically unprotected.
Pending-change protected indefinitely. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 01:23, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Joey Graceffa[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations – Was recently unprotected. Bobherry Userspace Talk to me! Stuff I have done 00:39, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 2 months. After 2 months the page will be automatically unprotected. NeilN talk to me 01:05, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Skyler corbett[edit]

Indefinite create protection: Repeatedly recreated. Bobherry Userspace Talk to me! Stuff I have done 01:31, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Done Materialscientist (talk) 01:33, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Made in the A.M.[edit]

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring. Bobherry Userspace Talk to me! Stuff I have done 01:58, 6 October 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.
  • 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 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:Reference desk/Humanities[edit]

Please downgrade it’s protection level. I can’t reply to older messages. 2A02:8420:508D:CC00:56E6:FCFF:FEDB:2BBA (talk) 18:26, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

@Future Perfect at Sunrise: protected his pages… I can’t talk to him directly. 2A02:8420:508D:CC00:56E6:FCFF:FEDB:2BBA (talk) 13:03, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, the refdesk occasionally has to be protected because it is often targeted by some very persistent vandals and trolls. If you wish to use the refdesk, your best option is to register an account. Fut.Perf. 20:19, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
@Future Perfect at Sunrise: I don’t edit WP that often. I can’t see the real benefit of an account except by adding an another password to remember (I’m fed up with this). You could at least unprotect it for autoconfirmed users.
Or please tell the time in which you expect to remove the protection. 2A02:8420:508D:CC00:56E6:FCFF:FEDB:2BBA (talk) 23:23, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Not done For bot NeilN talk to me 22:13, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Mike Huckabee[edit]

Indefinite pending changes: Persistent vandalism – Indefinite or Very long. Bobherry Userspace Talk to me! Stuff I have done 00:43, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 00:44, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
My mistake I change my request to Full Protection. Bobherry Userspace Talk to me! Stuff I have done 00:45, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
Semi-protected for a period of 6 months. After 6 months the page will be automatically unprotected. Materialscientist (talk) 00:47, 6 October 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.