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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, it is almost always a good idea to ask the protecting admin first before listing a page here.
  2. Add a level 4 header (i.e. ==== {{lx|Example}} ====, where "x" stands for the namespace) at the TOP of either the protection or unprotection list and place one of the templates from the table below within the header. 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, place 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 usertalk 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 now 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. 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.
Namespace Link to subject page Link to talk page
General {{pagelinks|FULL PAGE NAME}}
Same as for subject page
{{ln|NAMESPACE|PAGE NAME}} {{lnt|NAMESPACE|PAGE NAME}}
Article {{la|ARTICLE}} {{lat|ARTICLE}}
Draft {{ld|DRAFT}} {{ldt|DRAFT}}
Template {{lt|TEMPLATE}} {{ltt|TEMPLATE}}
Wikipedia {{lw|PAGE}} {{lwt|PAGE}}
Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/ {{lafd|PAGE}}
User {{lu|PAGE}} {{lut|PAGE}}
Category {{lc|PAGE}} {{lct|PAGE}}
File {{lf|FILE}} {{lft|FILE}}
Portal {{lp|PORTAL}} {{lpt|PORTAL}}
MediaWiki {{lm|MESSAGE}} {{lmt|MESSAGE}}
Help {{lh|PAGE}} {{lht|PAGE}}
Book {{lb|BOOK}} {{lbt|BOOK}}
Education Program {{lep|PROGRAM}} {{lept|PROGRAM}}
TimedText {{lttxt|TIMEDTEXT}} {{lttxtt|TIMEDTEXT}}
Module {{lmd|MODULE}} {{lmdt|MODULE}}
Examples
===={{la|Example Article Name}}====
'''Semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~
===={{lt|Example Template Name}}====
'''Temporary semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~
For multiple article requests with the same criteria
==== Example Related Articles ====
* {{la|Example Article Name 1}}
* {{la|Example Article 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 feedback protection at the TOP 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.

The Exodus (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Not actually a sock, just a pov IP hopper reverted by myself and another editor, but obviously IP hoppers can ignore 3RR while we can't. I'm obviously too involved to protect. Dougweller (talk) 10:08, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Timbuctoo (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – The only edits this article about a forgotten 1970s book series ever gets are from a long-term IP vandal. McGeddon (talk) 08:14, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

BloodRayne:_Betrayal (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism for over a year now. Each time the protection expires the same line's added back to the page by an anonymous IP. 71.75.62.110 (talk) 04:44, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Big Brother 2 (Canada) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. Persistent vandalism by 24.222.249.221. SystemHasFailed (talk) 04:35, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Bryan Singer (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism and BLP violations. Evan (talk|contribs) 03:10, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Olivet University (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – I have to admit that I am taking a part in this to restore the information, but the removal of information that is cited by an editor even though the information itself is cited in the article is becoming an annoyance. I know that if we deal with this editor, another one will pop up in their place (see the AN/I archives for that thread), so I am requesting full protection so that we can sort these issues out on the talk page. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 02:43, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Lorde (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: BLP policy violations – vandalism and addition of unsourced content on BLP. Adabow (talk) 23:29, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Mark Mancina (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism; repeated addition of unsourced information by IP hopper. Freshh! (talk) 22:33, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

The Gunman (film) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism; repeated addition of unsourced information by IP hopper. Freshh! (talk) 22:32, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Brad Garrett (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism; repeated addition of unsourced information by IP hopper. Freshh! (talk) 22:31, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Into the Storm (2014 film) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism; repeated addition of unsourced information by IP hopper. Freshh! (talk) 22:28, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Wish I Was Here (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism; repeated addition of unsourced information by IP hopper. Freshh! (talk) 22:25, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Warcraft (film) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism; repeated addition of unsourced information by IP hopper. Freshh! (talk) 22:18, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Death of Adrian Donohoe (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Semi-protection: This page is about a deceased Irish police officer, and has recently attracted some obscene instances of vandalism. By semi-protecting this page, it will deter further abuse and vandalism. Thanks. IrishSpook (talk) 22:08, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Hokusai (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Article target for vandalism for some time. Vandals editing from shared IP adress. Hafspajen (talk) 17:23, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked by Kelapstick (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:09, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, one of them for 31 hours. It is because of the erotic picture in the article, and it was not only today and not only this IP. Hafspajen (talk) 21:39, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection level[edit]

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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]

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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.