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. 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.

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 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 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.
  6. 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

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.

Henri Mulet

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Recurrent blanking of large sections of page without explanation by IP editor or editors. Smerus (talk) 10:11, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Not done because all the blanking is by a single IP. Jim1138 has warned the IP after the most recent occurance. If this continues from the same IP, a short block would be preferable to page protection. Yaris678 (talk) 11:16, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Hate My Life

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Bobherry Talk Edits 12:54, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 13:51, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Community Policy

Indefinite full protection: As this is a policy page, this is not the place for most users to vandalize Wikipedia. Little Jackie (talk) 14:32, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Declined This page, just created by you, is not a policy. Besides, we don't preemptively protect pages. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 14:38, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Markos Botsaris

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. Jingiby (talk) 15:15, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Question: Looks like the anon is trying to add the subject's name in native tongue? Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:02, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Norwich City F.C.

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Increased spate of vandalism. This always happens in the week before the East Anglian Derby, and so can we semi-protected until at least Sunday (day of match)?. Joseph2302 (talk) 15:16, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 2 weeks, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:19, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Spanish Empire

Semi-protection: RfC discussion of infobox map on-going on talk page. Mulitple IPs and red-linked accounts keep changing maps, even though they have been informed of the discussion, asked to participate, but have declined. (One of the IPs may be a sock; Doug Weller has already warned them about editing logged out.) Laszlo Panaflex (talk) 15:17, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 4 days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:06, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Craniosacral therapy

Temporary pending changes: Persistent vandalism. TJH2018talk 15:32, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:52, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

National anthem

Temporary pending changes: Persistent vandalism – recent increase in vandalism correlating with protests of USA anthem entering spotlight. WNYY98 (talk) 15:46, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Already protected by administrator Dlohcierekim. (non-admin closure) ToThAc (talk) 16:11, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Muhammad Safdar Awan

Semi-protection: BLP policy violations. Saqib (talk) 16:39, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 months, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Swarm 17:57, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Jonathan Simons

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 16:46, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Swarm 17:59, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Motocross

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 16:58, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 months, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Swarm 17:59, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Nawan Killi

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 17:19, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Swarm 18:01, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Ratchet & Clank (film)

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Users keep introducing deliberate factual errors.Crboyer (talk) 17:46, 18 October 2017 (UTC).

Semi-protected for a period of 3 months, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Swarm 17:58, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Young & Rubicam


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent advertisement from different accounts/IPs. Adityavagarwal (talk) 18:04, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Daryl Dixon

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Brojam (talk) 18:16, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Political prisoner

Full protection: Content dispute/edit warring. EvergreenFir (talk) 18:22, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection level

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.

Current requests for edits to a protected page

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.
  • Requests to move move-protected pages 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 protected. Please make a request only if you have a specific edit you wish to make.

Handled requests

A rolling archive of the last seven days of protection requests can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Rolling archive.

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