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), extended confirmed protected, 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 to have a page protected, have a page's existing protection level lowered or raised, or would like to submit an edit request for a protected page, please follow these steps (note: if you enable the Twinkle gadget for your Wikipedia account, this process can be largely automated for you):

  1. If you are requesting unprotection, the correct protocol is to ask the protecting administrator first for unprotection (the admin's user account name can be found in the page's edit history). If for any reason he or she is unresponsive, unwilling, or unable to lower protection then you may list your request on this page.
  2. Add a level 3 header (i.e. === [[Example title]] ===) with the namespace if not an article.[clarification needed] 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 (Twinkle can make sure this never happens to you!).
  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 for move-protections— thus, an article can, for example, be semi-edit-protected for a week and also fully-move-protected indefinitely.
  5. Sign your request with four tildes ~~~~ and click Save page.
  • Note: editors should not consider requesting page protection as a method for continuing an argument from elsewhere nor as a venue for starting a new discussion regarding article content. If a request contains excessive argument, appears to be intended to resolve a content dispute, includes personal attacks or uncivil comments, or has any other unrelated discussion, it will be removed from this page and no action will be taken.
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.

Umm al-Hiran[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed: Persistent attack by IPs not permitted to edit by WP:ARBPIA3. Zerotalk 11:23, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protected indefinitely. Samsara (talk) 12:09, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

East Jerusalem[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed: Arbitration enforcement – as per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Palestine-Israel_articles_3#500.2F30. DrStrauss talk 17:35, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protected indefinitely. Samsara (talk) 19:30, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

West Jerusalem[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed: Arbitration enforcement – As per Arab-Israeli judgement. DrStrauss talk 21:14, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protected indefinitely. Hut 8.5 21:36, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Views on the Arab–Israeli conflict[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed: Arbitration enforcement – As per Arab-Israeli judgement. DrStrauss talk 21:18, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protected indefinitely. Hut 8.5 21:30, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Vimal Jyothi Engineering College[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Page is vandalized once a day by anonymous IPs using similar edits. I'm hoping a temporary protection would discourage the vandal. KNHaw (talk) 21:29, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. -- ferret (talk) 22:13, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

John Goodman[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. Snuggums (talk / edits) 21:41, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 year, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Based on repeated protections. -- ferret (talk) 22:14, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Dinosaurs (TV series)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing by an IP-hopping anonymous editor who is currently edit-warring to insert, and reinsert sources deemed unreliable as per WP:SOURCE guidelines.--Mr Fink (talk) 21:51, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. -- ferret (talk) 22:16, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Ben Swann[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent attempts by IP anonymous editor to defend the Pizzagate conspiracy theory. Snooganssnoogans (talk) 22:03, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. -- ferret (talk) 22:17, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Palestinian freedom of movement[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed: Arbitration enforcement – WP:ARBPIA3. DrStrauss talk 22:53, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

2013–14 Israeli–Palestinian peace talks[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed: Arbitration enforcement – WP:ARBPIA3. DrStrauss talk 22:54, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Declined No edits from non-extendedconfirmed editors in recent months. ~ Rob13Talk 01:42, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Pitch (TV series)[edit]

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. An anonymous editor seem to think the series is science fiction. Request to protect for a week or so. Jdavi333 (talk) 23:03, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Nablus[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – IP vandalism. Huldra (talk) 23:15, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 01:00, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Mike Baird[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: This is perhaps pre-emptive, but this article has attracted high levels of IP vandalism as well as well-meaning but unhelpful editing in the past. Baird announced his resignation today, effective next week, and already a few IPs have made both well meaning but unhelpful edits as well as another vandalising. Requesting protection for a week or two. Melcous (talk) 23:19, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Shooting of Michael Brown[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Consistent vandalism by IP's. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 23:31, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 6 months, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Bishonen | talk 23:50, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Center Grove High School[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Multiple IPs adding the same non-notable person to the school alumni list (five times now, and once to a different school). It's likely the same editor using multiple IPs, and based on the latest edit summary [1] likely the alumnus in question making the edits. Meters (talk) 23:41, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Bishonen | talk 23:52, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Bejeweled[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. CLCStudent (talk) 00:06, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 5 days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Mz7 (talk) 01:52, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Reader Rabbit[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection or PC: Massive edit warring involving multiple IPs. Page history shows huge (15,000+) addition and removal of content. Laurdecl talk 00:11, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Blanche (singer)[edit]

Semi-protection: Continuous IP disruptive editing and vandalism. { [ ( jjj 1238 ) ] } 00:17, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Declined The most recent edits to the page don't appear to be vandalism. A user was attempting to correct an unsourced date of birth in a biography of a living person. I've removed the unsourced date of birth instead. Mz7 (talk) 01:58, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Bill Goldberg[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – The abominable Wiki troll has returned to editing this article. See this comment and this edit. -- Dane talk 00:27, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. -- ferret (talk) 00:31, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

DWBC-AM[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Recurring target of long-term abuser Bertrand101. Blake Gripling (talk) 01:42, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Donald Trump[edit]

Full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Requesting temporary full protection; massive edit war going on over what photo to use in the infobox. . MelanieN (talk) 01:49, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Already protected by administrator Oshwah Mz7 (talk) 03:22, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

RCP's WP:DG account[edit]

Full Indef Protection: Created to prevent upset vandals from impersonating me or trying to damage my credibility. L3X1 Complaints Desk 02:24, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Jared Cook[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Continued vandalism after previous protection ended. Lizard (talk) 02:39, 19 January 2017 (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 "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.

Template:FULLDATE[edit]

Reduction in protection level: From full protection to template editor protection. Enable access by template editors. Only about 400 links. 219.79.180.148 (talk) 23:16, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Declined No rationale provided for lowering protection. Consensus at WT:PERM is not to re-evaluate the protection levels of templates without a specific rationale for doing so. ~ Rob13Talk 00:50, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

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.