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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, have an existing protection level lowered or an edit request, 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}}
'''Reduction in protection level:''' 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.

Len Deighton[edit]

Semi-protection: There has been a slow-burn of reversions on this page. The content was removed to another page (now an FL), but this seems to have been missed by the IP. They have a dynamic IP, so every message I have left probably hasn't been seen. They have not replied to the message on the article talk page. I'm hoping a locked page will drive them onto the talk page, where things can be explained. Cheers. SchroCat (talk) 22:12, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Nakon 00:07, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Excellent. We'll just keep having a slow edit war with a user who is unwilling to use the talk page to discuss. Can a second admin look at this please? I'll remind you that the guidance for temporary semi-protection at WP:SEMI includes "Subject to vandalism or edit-warring where unregistered editors are engaging in IP hopping by using different computers, obtaining new addresses by using dynamic IP allocation", which is the case here. This IP will not stop as it stands, and pushing them towards the talk page is the only way we will,be able to stop the disruption. Six weeks should be all that is needed, to cover the monthly visits made by the IP. –'SchroCat (talk) 05:33, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
    And what makes you think that this will get them to the talk-page? They may just skip one of their monthly vists...and sorry, the level of disruption really is not high enough to warrant semi-protection. Perhaps pending-changes might do the trick instead. Anyway, in olden times it would have been: just watchlist and revert. Lectonar (talk) 12:19, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  • OK, we're already at six reverts since 4 May: at what point should I again request protection? Eight reverts? 10? Ongoing over a year? (I'm not being pointy in asking this: the reversions will continue—the IP considers it to be a "troll edit"—and I want to know when to ask again). - SchroCat (talk) 12:26, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
That is why I included the suggestion to use pending-changes protection....Lectonar (talk) 12:33, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
@Nakon: Lectonar (talk) 12:34, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Walt Disney World Railroad[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content from unregistered users. The temporary pending changes protection put in place for this article on 2 July 2016, and set to expire on 2 August 2016, has not solved this problem. Jackdude101 (Talk) 00:40, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of two months, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. I agree that the load on the reviewers is a little high. However, I'm unwilling to jump straight to indefinite semi-protection on an article that has never been protected before. We use escalating lengths, so let's start here. :-) Katietalk 15:59, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Tagalized Movie Channel[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry. LG-Gunther :  Talk  03:14, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Katietalk 16:00, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Sydney Harbour Bridge[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – This page has been vandalised on two occasions; the user may return to vandalise again (possibly with a sockpuppet account). Requesting temporary semi-protection of the article. Seba5tien (talk/contribs) 06:26, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

DeclinedWarn the user appropriately then report them to AIV or ANI if they continue. Thanks for your report; if sockpuppetry does happen, please do report. MikeLynch (talk) 09:50, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Israeli–Palestinian conflict (2015–present)[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed: Arbitration enforcement – WP:ARBPIA3#500/30. nableezy - 07:16, 28 July 2016 (UTC) 07:16, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protected BethNaught (talk) 14:19, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

List of the UN resolutions concerning Israel and Palestine[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed: Arbitration enforcement – WP:ARBPIA3#500/30. nableezy - 07:16, 28 July 2016 (UTC) 07:16, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protected BethNaught (talk) 14:19, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

History of the State of Palestine[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed: Arbitration enforcement – WP:ARBPIA3#500/30. nableezy - 09:50, 28 July 2016 (UTC) 09:50, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protected BethNaught (talk) 14:22, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Ruud Gullit[edit]

Pending changes: Every month or so an IP or new user vandalises/adds BLP vios to the page. Not frequent enough to warrant semi-protection IMO but pending changes is a good compromise. Yellow Dingo (talk) 11:36, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Declined This is run-of-the-mill vandalism, and it's not even edited frequently enough to justify a month of PC. If that changes, let us know. :-) Katietalk 16:01, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

User talk:Cyberpower678[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent troll...again. —cyberpowerChat:Online 13:02, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: A request for protection/unprotection for one or more pages in this request was recently made, and was denied at some point within the last 8 days.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 13:13, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
    No talking back to your master, Cyberbot.—cyberpowerChat:Online 14:12, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. Widr (talk) 14:18, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
I thank you, but the IP has a history of jumping to the next to continue trolling.—cyberpowerChat:Online 14:20, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
If you'll set up an alternative talk page for IPs, like User talk:JamesBWatson and User talk:JamesBWatson/Open (for example), I'll be happy protect your talk page. Katietalk 16:04, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Korede Bello[edit]

Indefinite full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – persistent disruptive edit from IP and new users. —Oluwa2Chainz »» (talk to me) 13:05, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Pages targeted by Brianmagallano[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – The pages have been targeted by a possible IP sock of Brianmagallano. That IP has been reported several times to AIV but no action was taken. Maybe the admins who declined those requests are in favor of that fucking vandal. Sixth of March 13:33, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Catholic Media Network Semi-protected for a period of two weeks, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. The other two articles are Declined as this is one IP user, who I blocked. And just for the record, Sixth of March? Don't ask us for stuff and curse at us in the same breath. We're all fucking volunteers. Katietalk 15:40, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Ring, County Waterford[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Repeated POV-pushing. The Banner talk 14:02, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

IP now also adding false sources. The Banner talk 16:42, 28 July 2016 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Hello Wikipedia Admin - this page encountered several vandalism over time, last one taking place 7/5/16 when the Studio paragraph table was altered with a fake album name 'Me encanta la xx..'. Is it possible to make this page Semi Protected for 2 months? Let me know if I would need to provide more incidents examples for this request. Thanks in advance for help! --Laviniaknowswiki (talk) 15:36, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Still Loving You[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – IPs belonging to the banned User:Fangusu have been vandalizing page. RickinBaltimore (talk) 16:36, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Widr (talk) 16:38, 28 July 2016 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – After a rather escalated set of forth and back reverts, which is finally settled in User talk:Bender235#July 2016, this page has become a target of a sneaky vandal. I have been reverting sneaky vandalism from this IP range lately, the last of one of which was at Template:Orfurrev for which I came here. Of course, since admins have a range-checking tool for contributions, I believe they have no trouble verifying this issue. Codename Lisa (talk) 16:37, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

American Horror Story (season 6)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Continuous addition of false season name and cast member addition without any source . —IB [ Poke ] 16:38, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Ron McQueeney[edit]

Temporary protection: Persistent vandalism. Serols (talk) 16:46, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Bob Bradley[edit]

Temporary protection: Persistent vandalism. Serols (talk) 17:13, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Rubén Yáñez[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Editor(s) keeps adding a match he did not play. Not sure what to do becuase of 3RR. Talked to him and warned him... Kante4 (talk) 17:39, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

FC Volgar Astrakhan[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. Rainbow Archer (talk) 17:44, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Jadyn Wong[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations – People keep trying to add unreferenced birth date. Binksternet (talk) 17:59, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Jacob's Well[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed: Arbitration enforcement – Seems to get some edit warring going on. This should do the trick. Sir Joseph (talk) 18:05, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Is this topic related to the Arab-Israeli conflict except by virtue of being in the West Bank? The article is mostly about history and only mentions one modern conflict incident, which was not apparently state-sponsored. If so, ECP is not appropriate. BethNaught (talk) 18:11, 28 July 2016 (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 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 here if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

2016–17 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round[edit]

Temporary pending changes: Persistent vandalism – Pending changes level 1 may be better. 333-blue 08:06, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

@333-blue: Could you elucidate please? The vandalism level was high enough to warrant semiprotection. Lectonar (talk) 12:16, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
I don't know...maybe PC1 would have been okay, as most of those redlinks are editors with hundreds or thousands of edits. Want to hear what Swarm says, though I see he's on a bit of a break. No hurry here. Katietalk 15:28, 28 July 2016 (UTC)


Unproetction This template-protected template is no longer high-risk since Template:RfD has been luafied and thus should be unprotected. Pppery (talk) 17:58, 28 July 2016 (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.

  • Unless the talk page itself is protected, you may instead add the appropriate template among {{Edit protected}}, {{Edit template-protected}}, {{Edit extended-protected}}, or {{Edit semi-protected}} to the article's talk page if you would like to make a change rather than requesting it here. Doing so will automatically place the page in the appropriate category for the request to be reviewed.
  • Where requests are made due to the editor having a conflict of interest (COI; see Wikipedia:Suggestions for COI compliance), the {{request edit}} template should be used.
  • Page move requests should be made at Wikipedia:Requested moves, not here.
  • If the discussion page and the article are both protected preventing you from making an edit request, this page is the right place to make that request. Please see the top of this page for instructions on how to post requests.
  • This page is not for continuing or starting discussions regarding content should both an article and its discussion page be locked. Please make requests as long as you have a specific edit you wish to make.

Handled requests[edit]

A rolling archive of the last seven days of protection requests can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Rolling archive.