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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, upload protected (file-specific), or unprotected. Please read the protection policy for details. 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 page-move wars. Extended confirmed protection is used where semi-protection has proved insufficient (see the rough guide to extended confirmed protection)

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 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 exact title of the page you would like (un)protected. If the page is not in the article namespace, include the namespace prefix (e.g. Template:Example template or User:Example user). Place your request at the bottom of either the protection or unprotection list, depending on the nature of your request. 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. Place the pagelinks template below the header, in the form of * {{pagelinks|Example title}} (note the asterisk).
  4. 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.
  5. 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 that 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.
  6. Sign your request with four tildes ~~~~ and click Publish changes.
  • 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.
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.

Radio Free Asia[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – New users and IP users have been tenditiously editing in order to label the news agency as "propaganda", which seems like an extreme WP:NPOV issue. There is already some sense of newer accounts falsely claiming talk page consensus during ongoing discussions. There has been some edit warring towards this end as well. 1 2 3 4 5 6. — Mikehawk10 (talk) 16:56, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protected for a period of 2 weeks, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. We are dealing with confirmed accounts, so semi would have no effect. El_C 17:15, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Law and Justice[edit]

Temporary extended confirmed protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism in past two days due to recent changes made to the page. Vacant0 (talk) 17:51, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protected for a period of 2 years, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Logged AE action. El_C 18:07, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Gabriel Fairman[edit]

Indefinite create protection: Repeatedly recreated. Joseph2302 (talk) 18:19, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Red Hook Community Justice Center[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – IP hopper repeatedly adding copyvios content. Jalen Folf (talk) 18:21, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – addition of unsourced content resumed after protection expired. The Grand Delusion(Send a message) 18:22, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Vakeel Saab[edit]

Temporary extended protection: Content Dispute/Edit Warring. The main actor Pawan Kalyan is a politician as well. This film has been subjected to controversies with the government and has been attracting edits from users - with changes involving the budget and box office collections which is of little value as there are not many reliable sources. Often the figures reported by various websites are just estimations. WP:ICTFFAQ also suggests the same. Requesting temporary extended protection so that there would not be so many edit wars regarding these figures. -- DaxServer (talk) 18:47, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Midwin Charles[edit]

Temporary semi protection: Content Dispute/Edit Warring. Random IPs consistently trying to link death to anti-vaccine beliefs and other conjecture - with ferocious back and forth (fascism/nazis etc). Temporary protection to require logged in users to add sourced info would be helpful. | MK17b | (talk) 18:53, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one day, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. The disruption appears to be easing, I've protected the page for the next 24 hours to hopefully deter any lingering IPs. Kosack (talk) 06:13, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Franco-Thai War[edit]

immediate full protect (ie: 3 days) to stem edit war, followed by semi protect for longer term (ie: 3 months) due to long term disruption. Both aIP users and newly-registered accounts continually fighting over content. - wolf 18:56, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Brian Gallagher[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – This page has been repeatedly hit by folks removing well-sourced (AP News) text on allegations of retaliation in response to sexual harassment claims. Ew3234 (talk) 19:26, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

List of Telugu films of 2021[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Content Dispute/Edit Warring. Due to a recent release of a film, constant edit warring is under progress to update the box office collections. This figure generally does not have any reliable sources. WP:ICTFFAQ also suggests the same. Requesting temporary semi-protection. -- DaxServer (talk) 19:36, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Mrs. Brown's Boys[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Renewed IP vandalism after page protection ended. Lard Almighty (talk) 20:03, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Kosack (talk) 06:16, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

DuckTales (2017 TV series)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – recent rash of unsourced, known false info both new accounts and IP. Geraldo Perez (talk) 20:27, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Caroline Jurie[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: BLP Policy Violations. Lomrjyo (talk) 20:31, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Looped (TV series)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – Resumed immediately after last protect expired. Geraldo Perez (talk) 20:32, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Cristiano Ronaldo[edit]

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring. Dr Salvus 21:28, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Comment: Ortizesp, RandomCanadian and Nehme1499 needs to be reported to WP:AIV or WP:ANI for their behavior. (talk) 21:40, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
No. They must have four warnings before being reported to sysops. Dr Salvus 21:47, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Nevermind the unknowledgeable IP; this was a normal BRD process (an additional revert because "reinstate height" is not a sufficient reason), the whole thing is under discussion, and anyway one or two reverts is far from being the end of the world. Also suspicious that an IP with one previous edit comes here directly to suggest users get blocked, but whatever. RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 21:55, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Exit Wounds[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Content IP disruptive editing. BattleshipMan (talk) 22:02, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Azov Battalion[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Repeated blanking/removal of reliably sourced material. Sangdeboeuf (talk) 22:46, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Elia Kazan[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing by IP users. They keep trying to put "Greek-American" in his lede sentence even though the subject was born in Istanbul, moved to the United States as a child, and lived there until his death. The United States was also the country where he became most notable as a director, producer, etc. Nothing in the article stated that he had Greek citizenship, just that Kazan was of Greek ethnicity, which is already mentioned in his lede section. Clear Looking Glass (talk) 23:01, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Pro Wrestling Illustrated[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent IP vandalism, edit warring and removing of claims backed up by reliable sources. I have been trying to improve the article as of late and the constant reverting is getting in the way of that. AEWFanboytalk 00:39, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Rascal Flatts[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – IP vandalism of the genre field. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 01:29, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

2021 Pacific typhoon season[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry. HurricaneEdgar 03:28, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Typhoon Surigae[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry. HurricaneEdgar 03:30, 16 April 2021 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – IP hopper persistently changing redirect in violation of Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2018 December 4#Fronberg. Jalen Folf (talk) 04:04, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan[edit]

Temporary pending changes protection: Persistent Disruptive Editing. Due to recent news relating to the TLP, there have been a lot of edits on the Wiki article. :
>> Taimoor Ahmed(Send a Message?) 04:28, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Ben 10 (2016 TV series)[edit]

Temporary full protection: Persistent addition of unsourced content. Editors continue to assert the show has ended without providing reliable sources. The Grand Delusion(Send a message) 04:42, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Ariana Grande discography[edit]

Semi-protection: IP edit warring, vandalism, ignoring sources, etc. Heartfox (talk) 04:55, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:48, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

The list centenarians articles listed at Lists of centenarians[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing by IP-hopping editor who has been reverted, guided and warned by multiple editors, see User talk:, User talk: and the history of the above articles. DerbyCountyinNZ (Talk Contribs) 05:29, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Pending-changes protected for a period of 1 year, after which the page will be automatically unprotected., pending changes should do the job--Ymblanter (talk) 06:44, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

More Sneed pages (this is an ongoing issue)[edit]

Temporary full protection: Persistent addition of unsourced content throughout all these pages. Every single Sneed page is being vandalized by IP editors with the same "Sneed's Feed and Seed" joke from the Simpsons. Some more than others, but as admins are protecting some of them, the vandals just move to the next one. I know it looks ridiculous to have to put locks on all of them but we're having to clean them up constantly. The vandalism may stop for a week or a month, but will always just keep coming back. As a note, all the other Sneed pages seem to be protected to some degree for some amount of time. I Like Pie739 00:11, 16 April 2021 (PST)

Current requests for reduction in protection level[edit]

Before posting, first discuss with the protecting admin at their talk page. Only post below if you receive no (favourable) reply.

  • 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 the rolling archive if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

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.