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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, 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.
Examples
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.

Oscar (footballer, born 1991)[edit]

Semi-protection: IP vandalism '''tAD''' (talk) 01:14, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. KrakatoaKatie 01:41, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

100 Things to Do Before High School[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – 2 IPs, same person, so far, one blocked for this, edit warring. Geraldo Perez (talk) 02:37, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 4 days. After 4 days the page will be automatically unprotected. NeilN talk to me 03:27, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

List of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn episodes[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – 2 IPs, same person, so far, one blocked for this, edit warring. Geraldo Perez (talk) 02:37, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 4 days. After 4 days the page will be automatically unprotected. NeilN talk to me 03:29, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Voat[edit]

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Edit warring over recent news. Binksternet (talk) 02:38, 4 July 2015 (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 02:52, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Semi-protected for a period of 2 days. After 2 days the page will be automatically unprotected. Stop edit warring by unconfirmed editors. Blocked one editor. NeilN talk to me 03:21, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Esperanza de Saráchaga[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism by FactStraight and von Hebel. Edit war started by FactStraight and Von Hebl. Refusal by FactStraight and Von Hebl to consider consensus. Constantly deleting sources with no explanation and removing any and all information that does not support their agenda. This is the second request for protection in the past month, please take seriously. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.141.155.115 (talkcontribs)

Fully protected for a period of 2 days. After 2 days the page will be automatically unprotected. NeilN talk to me 03:10, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Northeastern University[edit]

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Users trying to insert duplicative (and negative arguably) information without seeking consensus. Calidum T|C 03:11, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Fully protected for a period of 2 days. After 2 days the page will be automatically unprotected. NeilN talk to me 03:24, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Bernie Sanders[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. – Muboshgu (talk) 03:33, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

List of Teen Titans Go! episodes[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Repeated insertion of poorly sourced (a forum posting) info by multiple IP editors. . EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 04:36, 4 July 2015 (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.
  • 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.

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

Further information: Wikipedia:Edit requests
Shortcut:
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.