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 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, 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

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.

Uhuru Kenyatta

Temporary semi-protection: Recently re-elected, very difficult for people to read sources before editing (one user believes he is no longer president).

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The Following Pages:

Semi-protection: High level of vandalism. Hummerrocket (talk) 23:44, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

 Done Fieri I added PC. Flay there isn't enough vandalism there. Enigmamsg 00:14, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Beyoncé

Indefinite extended confirmed: Persistent vandalism. Snuggums (talk / edits) 01:25, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Declined – No changes to the current protection level are required at this point in time. Alex ShihTalk 03:11, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
@SNUGGUMS: I have given final warning to the user who has vandalized Wikipedia. Thankyou for telling his behavior. Tell me if again, next time he does it. SahabAliwadia 13:47, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
The vandal has already been blocked indefinitely. Snuggums (talk / edits) 14:30, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Draft:Test

Indefinite semi-protection: Per Draft:Draft. Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 09:24, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

DeclinedPages are not protected preemptively. Slon02 (talk) 16:31, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

User talk:StanProg

Semi-protection: Resumption of long-term IP blanking issue. Cordless Larry (talk) 11:32, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked: 207.140.129.2 (talk · contribs) blocked by Vsmith. Samsara 12:07, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Note: Previous protection led to circumvention. Blocks may be better. Samsara 12:07, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Dimitar Berbatov

Semi-protection: Subject is expected to join Kerala Blasters FC soon, but editors are taking it as certain that he has already joined without providing any evidence. – PeeJay 14:05, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Doklam

Full protection edit warring. Capitals00 (talk) 14:11, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Adelaide Productions

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. FilmandTVFan28 (talk) 16:02, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

List of programmes broadcast by Cartoon Network (UK & Ireland)

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. EvergreenFir (talk) 16:15, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Azfar Rehman

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – IP and unregistered users edit unsourced content in article. . SahabAliwadia 16:28, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Ayesha Sana

Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Seems that there is going edit war between users. . SahabAliwadia 16:32, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Kalash people

Semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Long-term semi-protection requested because of endless sockpuppetry, by multiple sockmasters, each trying to protect their own version of the article (see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Buddhakahika for the latest socks, but there are several other equally persistent sockmasters...). - Tom | Thomas.W talk 16:46, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Proud Boys

Semi-protection: Persistent disruption. (I am not watching this page, so please ping me if you want my attention.) --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 16:50, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

University of Saint Francis (Indiana)

Semi-protection: Persistent disruption, promotional and copyright violation content. 2601:188:180:11F0:65F5:930C:B0B2:CD63 (talk) 17:24, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Luhansk

Semi-protection: edit warring. Пугачов Иван Петрович (talk) 17:55, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: A request for protection/unprotection for one or more pages in this request was recently made, and was denied at some point within the last 8 days.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 18:04, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
(Non-administrator comment) Note: Requesting editor is under a sockpuppet investigation. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Пугачов Иван. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 18:25, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Declined Enigmamsg 18:29, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Donetsk

Semi-protection: edit warring. Пугачов Иван Петрович (talk) 17:55, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: A request for protection/unprotection for one or more pages in this request was recently made, and was denied at some point within the last 8 days.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 18:04, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
(Non-administrator comment) Note: Requesting editor is under a sockpuppet investigation. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Пугачов Иван. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 18:25, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Declined Enigmamsg 18:29, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Dalvinder Singh Sandhu

Create protection: Repeatedly recreated – A resume/CV that has been constantly recreated, and then A7 speedy'd. Creation protection would prevent a 5th recreation (and hopefully convince the user to use AfC). . menaechmi (talk) 18:58, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 19:49, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Already protected by administrator RHaworth. Enigmamsg 20:42, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Universidad San Juan de la Cruz

Indefinite extended confirmed: Persistent disruptive editing – Interminable edit-warring over the website. There may be some socking going on too. . Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 18:58, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Bids for Olympic Games

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Continued disruption by ips. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 19:43, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Temporary semi-protection: vandalism. I just reverted some page blanking. 68.233.214.74 (talk) 20:44, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Ironclad warship

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Continued non-consensus changes contrary to previous discussions on talk page. BilCat (talk) 21:00, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

There is no consensus, BilCat (talk) is POV pushing and ignoring the citations and academic reference sources provided about Turtle ships being indisputably the world's first ironclad. Please read them here:

1.) https://www.navyhistory.org.au/korean-turtle-ship/
2.) http://www2.hawaii.edu/~sford/research/turtle/
3.) http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1540.htm

103.250.141.124 (talk) 21:43, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Heartbreak on a Full Moon

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent sockpuppetry – Block evasion by User:Giubbotto non ortodosso. Binksternet (talk) 21:38, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Donald Driver

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism, IP's keep adding unsourced contents to BLP; page was protected before so requesting an indefinite one. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 🖉 21:40, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 23:35, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Questions (Chris Brown song)

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent sockpuppetry – Block evasion by User:Giubbotto non ortodosso. Binksternet (talk) 21:49, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Vindaloo

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – A large number of IP and new user accounts repeatedly performing the same or similar vandalism. Escape Orbit (Talk) 21:53, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Arthur Holden

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. FilmandTVFan28 (talk) 21:55, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Lee Hye-ri

Extended confirmed: BLP policy violations – Dynamic IPs edit-warring BLP violations. Dr. K. 22:06, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Template:Chris Brown singles

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent sockpuppetry – Block evasion by User:Giubbotto non ortodosso, using Italian IPs and sock accounts. Binksternet (talk) 22:16, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Chris Brown discography

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent sockpuppetry – Block evasion by User:Giubbotto non ortodosso, using Italian IPs and sock accounts. Binksternet (talk) 22:16, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Privacy (song)

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent sockpuppetry – Block evasion by User:Giubbotto non ortodosso, using Italian IPs and sock accounts. Binksternet (talk) 22:16, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Turn Me On (Kevin Lyttle song)

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent sockpuppetry – Block evasion by User:Giubbotto non ortodosso, using Italian IPs and sock accounts. Binksternet (talk) 22:16, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Pie (song)

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent sockpuppetry – Block evasion by User:Giubbotto non ortodosso, using Italian IPs and sock accounts. Binksternet (talk) 22:17, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

List of pharmacies

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Back in June 2017 consensus was to remove the redlinks/nns from the article but unfortunately IPs/Newbies are still continuing to add either redlinks or non notables to the article so I could ask this gets indef protected ?, If IPs/Newbies do want to add a notable article they can freely use the talkpage, Thanks, . –Davey2010Talk 22:30, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Emily Beecham

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Various editors keep changing the image however none are going to the talkpage so could I ask this gets protected so hopefully editors will go to the TP?, Thanks,. –Davey2010Talk 22:37, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

The Tide (band)

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Classicwiki (talk) (ping me please) 22:53, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Bargara Brewing Company

Create protection: Page has been created and deleted twice. Cold and Spicy 23:01, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Piero Baglioni

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Multiple IPs from northern Italy attacking this page today. Toddst1 (talk) 23:18, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Illvminati

Fully-protected edit request: add R from fully protected template. Wumbolo (talk) 23:42, 16 August 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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