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.

Instructions

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.
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}}
'''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.

NXT TakeOver: Back to Brooklyn[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Continuous IP vandalism. JTP (talk) 02:49, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Declined Seems to have stopped after worst offender blocked. If it resumes, let us know. :-) Katietalk 15:49, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

List of Danger Mouse episodes[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – I guess a few days semi-protection will be enough to spoil the fun of the disruptive IP. Edit war. The Banner talk 14:30, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Pictogram voting move light green.png Consider the edit warring noticeboard – This is a case of possible edit-warring by one or two users. NeilN talk to me 14:42, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Life Is Strange[edit]

Semi-protection or block IP: High level of IP vandalism. Glitchygirl (talk) 14:53, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. I see some vandalism, but too far apart for me to think semi-protection would be helpful. MikeLynch (talk) 15:35, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Golden Films[edit]

Temporary protection: Persistent vandalism. Serols (talk) 14:56, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. MikeLynch (talk) 15:41, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Snow White's Scary Adventures[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Binksternet (talk) 15:06, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. Katietalk 15:47, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
Appreciated, but this has been an ongoing case with an IP-hopping vandal. Semi-protection needed for when the anon logs on again with another IP and starts up again. --McDoobAU93 15:55, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
McDoob, I've blocked 2602:306:bcae:b570::/64 for 2 weeks. --NeilN talk to me 16:29, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Country Bear Jamboree[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Binksternet (talk) 15:06, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. Katietalk 15:47, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
Appreciated, but this has been an ongoing case with an IP-hopping vandal. Semi-protection needed for when the anon logs on again with another IP and starts up again. --McDoobAU93 15:56, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
McDoob, I've blocked 2602:306:bcae:b570::/64 for 2 weeks. --NeilN talk to me 16:30, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Diet Coke[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – IP hopping makes blocking inadequate. clpo13(talk) 15:26, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Katietalk 15:47, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Koko Jones[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content. clpo13(talk) 15:28, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. /64 range blocked one week. Katietalk 15:44, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Repeated vandalism by an IP-hopping anon editor. Most recent IP has been blocked, but user will resume under another IP soon. Temp protection needed to ward off further attacks until anon gets bored and moves on to another activity. McDoobAU93 15:58, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 2 days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Airplaneman 16:16, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Alex Song[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent addition of unsourced information by numerous IPs following transfer speculation. Egghead06 (talk) 16:17, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Not done. Maybe worth discussing it out on the talk pages? MikeLynch (talk) 16:25, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
Semi-protected for a period of 2 days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. On second thought. MikeLynch (talk) 16:50, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Aroldis Chapman[edit]

Semi-protection: Baseball player rumoured to have been traded, however the trade has not been confirmed by the teams involved. Trut-h-urts man (TC) 16:32, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 2 days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. NeilN talk to me 16:34, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Adam Warren (baseball)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – Reportedly traded (for Aroldis Chapman, see above), not confirmed. – Muboshgu (talk) 16:49, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 day, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. NeilN talk to me 16:51, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Charlotte (wrestler)[edit]

Semi-protection: Multiple vandalism editions by unregistered users.TheBellaTwins1445(talk) 16:53, July 25, 2016 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Katietalk 16:55, 25 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.

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.