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.

Child pornography[edit]

Semi-protection: This article is related to sexuality, which is often targets of vandalism. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 06:36, 30 May 2015 (UTC) Already done. Even though I am not an admin, I have noticed that it is already protected. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 06:37, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 06:49, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Already protected (for the bot) tutterMouse (talk) 08:24, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Premature ejaculation[edit]

Semi-protection: Vandalism and is a sexual-related article that attracts vandals. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 06:38, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Make them sysop-move-protected[edit]

Indefinate move protection: There's absolutely no need to move such articles. Common names really should not move. (Note: I think that it should be stated below the ones that are already move protected and the ones that are successful and unsuccessful for move protection.) Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 06:47, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 06:49, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
I added more. I added some more below "Girl". Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 06:52, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
This all feels like needless busywork, all of this is pre-emptive except where they've been protected already. The fact you didn't check if they even had protection or not seems like you're just looking for reasons to protect this very short list of common words (with random expletives because what could be more common than cunt?) The majority already have the protection you request, why didn't you check rather than just finding problem areas that would be dealt with on an article by article basis anyway? Eitherway, if you're thinking a vast swathe of articles need protecting, especially core ones like these, that is something that'd need to be opened to a far wider audience such as on AN, not here. tutterMouse (talk) 08:08, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Declined – Pages are not protected pre-emptively. Some of these articles are already (and have been for some time) move protected; others are not protected and have absolutely no history of move warring. If you think an article needs move protecting, please list it here with evidence of disruption caused by moving; if there is no evidence of previous disruption, it does not need protection. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 13:23, 30 May 2015 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Disruptive test editing by IP users affecting the article's stability. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 06:52, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 days. After 3 days the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:49, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

K.C. Das Grandsons[edit]

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism.Unregistered users are repeatedly putting up wrong information with unreliable sources and citations AnimikhRoy967 (talk) 07:02, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:49, 30 May 2015 (UTC)


Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Constant vandalism. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 07:08, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. KrakatoaKatie 16:45, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Heleen Mees[edit]

Semi-protection: Slightly unusual case of IP vandalism and more a COI. Someone with a close personal connection to Heleen Mees has a history of editing her wikipedia entry from a variety of sock puppets, now most are blocked it looks like they are again using various IP to remove information. See [1],[2],[3],[4],[5]. WCMemail 07:56, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of six months. After six months the page will be automatically unprotected. KrakatoaKatie 16:50, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Middle East Airlines[edit]

Semi-protection: Many false modifications from IP users User:playeruser 08:39, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. KrakatoaKatie 16:59, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Bar Professional Training Course[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Ips and new accounts were continuing to vandalize the article. Last time it appears that was protected until August, but removed due to edit conflict. Angry Lawyer (talk). 09:46, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of two months. After two months the page will be automatically unprotected. The current IP incarnation was blocked by Favonian. KrakatoaKatie 16:58, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

List of Big Brother 16 housemates (UK)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations – Repeated addition of private information in violation of WP:BLPPRIVACY anons ignoring repeated warnings. GimliDotNet (talk) 10:37, 30 May 2015 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 10:39, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Nicolás Otamendi[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Ongoing vandalism including this and this. The player is in the media eye at the moment due to being linked with a transfer and another problem is that users are jumping the gun saying he has signed for one club or another. Other websites are now picking up on these errors (example) so a short period of semi-protection should sort this out until the situation is clarified. Valenciano (talk) 12:06, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 14:35, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

La sombra del pasado[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Adding information without reliable sources, the ratings that attempt to add not is if it is true, I have been looking for Google, but I've got nothing for now, only I found this on a blog called "masquetelenovelas" which is not very reliable. Philip J Fry (talk) 12:40, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Denise Milani[edit]

Create protection: Repeatedly recreated – Has been deleted at multiple separate AFDs. Everymorning talk 13:20, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Creation protected KrakatoaKatie 16:47, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Jassi Gill[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: a series of IP hoppers are adding unreferenced information in violation of WP:BLP and warring over it (some want it to say he is from a Mazhbi Sikh Family, others from a Jatt Sikh Family). Every time I removed the entire unreferenced section, they add it back and continue warring over its contents. Warnings are futile because they keep changing IPs. Helpsome (talk) 14:05, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Vision (Marvel Comics)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Vandalism by; has been reported at least twice in the last couple days, so request temporary protection until that goes through. ACB Smith (talk) 14:56, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Oakland, California[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent unconstructive editing by ip editor. Onel5969 (talk) 15:00, 30 May 2015 (UTC)


Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – This dab page continues to be a vandal-magnet because of one of its entries, KSIOlajidebt. It seems highly unlikely that the encyclopedia would lose anything if IP editors were unable to edit it, so I suggest that indefinite semiprotection would be useful here. . PamD 15:09, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Anjaan (2014 film)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 15:15, 30 May 2015 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Repeated disruptive IP edits. JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 15:55, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

List of cities in Morocco[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism by two IP editors. . Robert McClenon (talk) 16:32, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Hiroyuki Ito[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent sock puppetry by banned user G-Zay. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 16:44, 30 May 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 changed 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
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.