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.


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.
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.


Indefinite 30/500 protection: Arbitration enforcement. (talk) 23:55, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protected indefinitely. Ks0stm (TCGE) 17:42, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

2018-19 UEFA Champions League[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Qed237 (talk) 09:22, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Ks0stm (TCGE) 17:40, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Dhola-Sadiya bridge[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – This bridge got inaugrated recently. Seems all kind of editing is being done now with no heed to WP:NPOV or WP:SECONDARY . Two week duration should be sufficient. . Devopam (talk) 10:08, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Witness (Katy Perry album)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Long term issues with unsourced/speculative additions. Snuggums (talk / edits) 18:54, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Renaissance technology[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism. 1.618033 goldensqᴉɹʇuoɔ 19:02, 26 May 2017 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Vandalism by IP users been getting persistent recently. 1.618033 goldensqᴉɹʇuoɔ 19:13, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected Indefinite. What happened, is that this article had been semi-protected for 3 years. As soon as that expired, which was March 2017, vandalism resumed. That being the case, I indefed this. — Maile (talk) 00:09, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Prince of Wales[edit]

Extended confirmed: Persistent vandalism. Linguisttalk|contribs 19:13, 26 May 2017 (UTC)


Template editor protection: High-use template, recently Lua-ified from Template:Respell, which is already protected. Nardog (talk) 19:36, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

DJ Quik[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – See Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Dog and rapper vandal. Binksternet (talk) 21:45, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of three days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. AlexiusHoratius 02:24, 27 May 2017 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – The same unsourced claims added by anons (now blocked) and IP neighbours and and new accounts since 15 May 2017. Batternut (talk) 21:58, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of two weeks, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. AlexiusHoratius 02:22, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Swish Swish[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – IP users disputing sources. Jennica / talk 22:10, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. AlexiusHoratius 02:21, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

University of Georgia[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – IP hopping vandal from 107.77.*.* (AT&T Mobility LLC). Need either protection or a range block. Murph9000 (talk) 22:12, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of three days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. (Both articles.) AlexiusHoratius 02:19, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Influencer marketing[edit]

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent vandalism. Dennis Bratland (talk) 23:03, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of one day, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. AlexiusHoratius 02:16, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Nikki Reed[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Same person changing IP addresses to mess with filmography. 4TheWynne(talk)(contribs) 23:50, 26 May 2017 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. (talk) 23:53, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

List of living actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing by IP user/sockpuppet. Farolif (talk) 00:22, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 months, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. — Maile (talk) 00:52, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Instruction set architecture[edit]

Semi-protection: Edit-warring by IPs, both suspected socks of Janagewen (reported.) Jeh (talk) 01:59, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Toronto Raptors[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 02:10, 27 May 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.


Unprotection: Not sure why is exgtended confirmed . Flow 234 (Nina) talk 10:16, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Eh... Looks like it was ECd by User:Maile66 because ArbCom, in their myopic wisdom decided we should indefinitely protect a few dozen thousand articles related to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. TimothyJosephWood 10:48, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes, it was because of ArbCom. Prior to this, there had been numerous other protections of the article going back a year. The ArbCom protection on it now is because of this :originating RPP, my talk page discussion on this, RFPP discussion, Arb discussion. I did it by the book, according to this from NeilN. There has been the post-protection argument, "The country of Jordan is older than the conflict. Jordan is a high level article and it is not "relating to the Arab–Israeli conflict", and something along the lines that Jorden just happens to be "a country in the region". For all of those thoughts, please refer to 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Six-Day War and Timeline of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (post-mandate period to present day). The article was protected per ArbCom's decision on articles related to countries involved in that conflict, and the historical record puts Jordan as a major player. — Maile (talk) 20:11, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Indo-Pakistani War of 1971[edit]

Indefinite pending changes: This article seems to be under indefinite semi-protection. I am asking if it can be downgraded to pending changes. It appears that the article could use help from unregistered users. Kautilya3 (talk) 09:43, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Retain the protection please to avoid edit wars and possible vandalism on a sensitive topic. We would rather invite unregistered members to come onboard and do editing after they understand Wiki protocols. Devopam (talk) 10:10, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

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 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.