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 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.
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

Rajiv Dixit

Indefinite extended confirmed: Persistent disruptive editing – Please can we do something about this article indefinitely. The number of anons and newly-created accounts that repeatedly add similar unsourced/poorly sourced content, including conspiracy theories regarding his death, is just ridiculous. Sitush (talk) 07:47, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protected for a period of 1 year, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 11:05, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: Maybe they'll find another hobby. Otherwise, see you in a year. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 11:05, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Leonese (Asturleonese from León and Zamora)

Indefinite full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Hello, I'm requesting a page protection because many people are biased when it comes to this subject. You can read what I mean on the page itself under "Usage of glossonyms". I have updated the page to be consistent with the Spanish article - that is edited by professionals and already protected to prevent modifications of the information to favour "dialect vs language" or "Leonese/Asturian vs Asturleonese" disputes. Please contact me if you have any queries. Thank you. Julio César Fernández Llamera (talk) 11:23, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Not done -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 11:31, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 11:33, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: Please discuss content concerns on article talk page. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 11:31, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Asturian (Asturleonese from Asturias)

Indefinite full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Hello, I'm requesting a page protection because many people are biased when it comes to this subject. You can read what I mean on the page itself under "Usage of glossonyms". I have updated the page to be consistent with the Spanish article - that is edited by professionals and already protected to prevent modifications of the information to favour "dialect vs language" or "Leonese/Asturian vs Asturleonese" disputes. Please contact me if you have any queries. Thank you. Julio César Fernández Llamera (talk) 11:23, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Not done -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 11:32, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 11:32, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: Please discuss content concerns on article talk -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 11:32, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Asturleonese Language

Indefinite full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Hello, This page suffers a lot from biased edits. There's a constant dispute between the terms "Asturleonese vs. Asturian/Leonese" and "language vs dialect". I have tried to make the English article with the information from the Spanish one that seems like the least biased as it has been edited by professionals and is also protected. So I would like to also protect this one from biased edits. Thank you. Julio César Fernández Llamera (talk) 12:54, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Note: You do realize that the result would be only admins could edit it? Wikipedia is the encyclopedia that anyone can edit. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 14:14, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Declined – Content dispute. Please use the article's talk page or other forms of dispute resolution. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 14:20, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Question: @SoWhy: I saw you removed the move protection. Can you give me some insight as to what is going on? -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 14:22, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
@Dlohcierekim: The move protection was placed back in 2009 and I frankly forgot about it ([1]). Since the page had been moved in the mean time (in 2011), I assumed the problem was solved and removed the stale protection when Jcfll44 contacted me on my talk page about it. Regards SoWhy 14:53, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
@Dlohcierekim: Yes, but if they really need to edit something they can contact an admin like I did, and not add their biased opinion without any supervision. This is causing all relating articles about the same language to say different things. This protection has already been added on the Spanish articles, that's why I'm requesting it for the English ones. Julio César Fernández Llamera (talk) 15:13, 18 October 2018 (UTC)Jcfll44

Clock

Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. LinguistunEinsuno (Linguist111) 14:20, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 2 weeks, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 14:25, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Note: Low speed but persistent -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 14:25, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Anything

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. L293D ( • ) 18:40, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. (Are you sure that you added the correct article here?) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 19:33, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Popeyes

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Constant vandalism on the page. Fast food pages attract vandals so a semi would be beneficial. AmericanAir88(talk) 20:43, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 20:55, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Wigan Athletic F.C.

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism by multiple IPs messing around with the infobox. ToThAc (talk) 20:56, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Legislation

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. L293D ( • ) 22:26, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

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Upgrade the current pending changes to something else: IP and user vandalism recently is destroying the readability of the page. A recent edit that has been just reverted, caused the top of the page to go wako. It is now fixed, however due to the low level of security, vandal user edits are also causing reverts to be seen in the log of the page. Aceing_Winter_Snows_Harsh_Cold (talk) 23:29, 18 October 2018 (UTC)


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Temporary Semi-protection: Although the edit time / dates are spaced out, every other edit is a either a revert due to not useful content added, or a revert due to vandalism. There hasn't been any useful content added to the article. Aceing_Winter_Snows_Harsh_Cold (talk) 23:35, 18 October 2018 (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 the rolling archive if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

Template:Lookfrom

Reduction in protection level: Unprotect, please. The template has been moved and this page has become a redirect. Bsherr (talk) 20:06, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

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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