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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 admin 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 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}}
Topic {{ltp|TOPIC}}
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 Articles with same criteria ====
* {{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, or template editor 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.

List of unreleased songs recorded by Madonna (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Target of 65.* series of IP again, back after previous block. History is evident to show the disruptive user and its heavy addition of contentious material and unsourced fancruft. —Indian:BIO [ ChitChat ] 13:32, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

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

Temporary semi-protection: persistent addition of against-source personal information by both IPs and SPAs. Nikthestunned 13:11, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Warner Bros. Animation (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Carniolus (talk) 12:35, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 weeks. After 3 weeks the page will be automatically unprotected. GedUK  12:58, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Concord Production Inc. (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

long term semi target of persistent sock -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 12:22, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Already protected. It's already protected through till September. The most recent issues are all from autoconfirmed accounts so semi wouldn't stop that anyway. GedUK  12:47, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

New York Rangers (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Recent vandalism. Gloss 12:20, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month. After 1 month the page will be automatically unprotected. GedUK  12:43, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Pay to fly (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – 3 different new users are vandalising the article by blanking it or replacing it with another article. Joseph2302 (talk) 12:13, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week. After 1 week the page will be automatically unprotected. Materialscientist (talk) 12:38, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Say "I love you". (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Constant addition of synthesized, material not credited as such in the film. . KirtZJ (talk) 10:41, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week. After 1 week the page will be automatically unprotected. GedUK  12:39, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Guy de Maupassant and it's talk page[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Continual high level of IP vandalism even after a temporary semi-protection. The talk page also appears to have been vandalized or at the very least is being inappropriately used, mostly by anonymous users. Louieoddie (talk) 06:45, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Pending-change protected for a period of 1 month. After 1 month the page will be automatically unprotected. and Declined I've not protected the talk page. Issues have to be much worse than this for any protection, and indef is almost unheard of. GedUK  12:35, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Japanese destroyer Yūdachi (1936) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – High level of IP vandalism. . Infinite0694 (talk) 06:05, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week. After 1 week the page will be automatically unprotected. GedUK  12:32, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Twin Towers 2 (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)[edit]

Temporary pending-change protection: IP vandalism to article like this edit here. CookieMonster755 (talk) 05:28, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. GedUK  12:26, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

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

Indefinite semi-protection, IPs have not contributed anything valuable to the article. 117Avenue (talk) 04:50, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Declined, Pending changes seems to be working as intended. GedUK  12:24, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Twenty One Pilots related[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism, and it's not the first time I come here to ask for protection in these pages. Hours after the protection expires, the vandalism immediately returns. MYS77 04:37, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month. After 1 month the page will be automatically unprotected. For both. GedUK  12:21, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

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

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent slow vandalism, over a long term. Majority of edits have been WP:BLP violations, with sneaky vandalism that's gone unnoticed for months. 32.216.144.199 (talk) 00:54, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection., if you can please provide several diffs of this occurring, I would be willing to review them. Nakon 01:55, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Nearly every edit dating at least to October 2013--I haven't looked further back--has been a BLP violation, nonsense or defamatory. It appears as if the only valid edits in the last year and a half have been reversions. Some of the vandalism most recently reverted had been embedded for months, a good example of why BLPs are supposed to be monitored and protected from this sort of abuse. 2602:302:D88:CFA9:7D2B:B1F6:B81C:DF33 (talk) 02:54, 1 April 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 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
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.