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.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling[edit]

Pending changes: This is a high traffic page with a steady stream of unsourced additions, removals, and vandalism. It has a very lengthy protection log, but PC hasn't been tried yet. Command and Conquer Expert! speak to me... 18:47, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Kuwait Airways[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced/poorly sourced content. Jetstreamer Talk 20:40, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Ángelo Henríquez[edit]

Semi-protection: Disruptive IP edits: Changing height which contradicts source, adding a transfer with precisely zero references, and adding junk into the infobox field for an image '''tAD''' (talk) 22:23, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Birdman (rapper)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism. Winner 42 Talk to me! 22:24, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Life Is Strange[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Most recently, blatant sock puppetry has become the page's intervening problem—IP: behaves just like IP: But the article has also experienced a considerate amount of vandalism and disruptive editing—e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. The next episode of the game comes out this month, which will doubtless spark up edits just the same. Since the last semi-protection expired, constructive revisions have only come from active users. I see no other option but to ask for another. Glitchygirl (talk) 22:28, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Edward Snowden[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations. Anarchyte 23:29, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Declined Semi-protection won't affect any of the editors in this particular dispute. Only three edits of those in the last ten days would be affected by your request. KrakatoaKatie 01:51, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Qed237 (talk) 00:04, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Donnowin1 (talk) 00:26, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Declined Majority of IP edits are constructive. KrakatoaKatie 03:59, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

LGBT rights opposition[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: We've got the repeated addition of editorial commentary by a bunch of IPs - they're obviously the same person, but it's a different IP address every time. –Roscelese (talkcontribs) 01:43, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Good for You (song)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent IP/fan cruft. Abi-Maria (talk) 04:53, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

List of Victorious episodes[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Sock puppets of Jmichelson27 (talk · contribs) mostly. Account can and has been blocked but IPs are dynamic. Geraldo Perez (talk) 05:18, 6 July 2015 (UTC)


Indefinite semi-protection: User request, transcludes onto my main userpage. Ж (Cncmaster) T/C 05:34, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Ah Yeah![edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. JayJ47 (talk) 06:01, 6 July 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 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
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.