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.


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.
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 semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Been over a year of this nonsense. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/David Adam Kess. EvergreenFir (talk) 20:28, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 20:48, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
Semi-protected for a period of Oshwah, after which the page will be automatically unprotected.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:53, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
Done--Ymblanter (talk) 10:22, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Stanislav Petrov[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – Anon editors keep changing date of death from May to September because there was a flurry of news reports recently months after we originally listed and cited death. The May date even appears in these reports but people are not reading carefully. —DIYeditor (talk) 22:18, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Bigg Boss Telugu[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Page facing some vandal edits some what badly. I request to protect it until 25th September because the show ends on Sunday . Joshq.JQ 23:45, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Psych: The Movie[edit]

Indefinite protection: Users with only an IP address are repeatedly adding someone to the cast list whose involvement has not been verified by any of the sources cited. The vandalism of this page has been confirmed as such because those who continue to insert the information are ignoring the requests to provide a reliable source for verification, the situation is quickly devolving into an edit war between these anonymous editors pushing the inclusion of false information without verification and registered users that have tried to start a discussion of this matter on the talk page to no avail. This cannot continue. --Jgstokes (talk) 00:01, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Igor Sechin[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations. Qzd (talk) 02:19, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Richard Blade[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism.  I dream of horses (My talk page) (My edits) @ 02:27, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

2017–18 Juventus F.C. season[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of inacurracies. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 02:45, 21 September 2017 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Potential edit warring by I dream of horses and 2601:547:1202:96d0:8d40:e84b:f2b5:3d15. Mvcg66b3r (talk) 03:31, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

@Mvc66b3r: One reversion of potential vandalism doesn't constitute edit warring. -- I dream of horses (My talk page) (My edits) @ 03:44, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Father Ryan High School[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Qzd (talk) 03:35, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked.. Both IPs have been blocked. Hopefully this'll stop it. Anarchyte (work | talk) 08:09, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Swish Swish[edit]

Semi-protection: Ongoing fancruft with sales/certifications. Snuggums (talk / edits) 04:14, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Shina language[edit]

Shina language (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)

  • Temporary full protection Edit warring for weeks. Capitals00 (talk) 05:51, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Genetic studies on Turkish people[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed: Persistent sockpuppetry – Edit warring and content dispute between several users and IPs since Feb 2017. One of the involved users, V t I (talk · contribs) was blocked due to sockpuppetry but the article still suffers from non-stop edit warring and IP-hopping. Wario-Man (talk) 06:27, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Lauren Southern [edit]

Semi-protection: semi-p granted previously. Article is repeatedly subjected to the machinations of editors who (daily) edit portions of the article such that the sources no longer reflect the cited text, as shown in this typical example. Edit summaries have become a bit tongue in cheek. A good portion of the edits are by ip editors. longer-term semi-protection would give everyone a break from maintaining this page and hopefully the time spent elsewhere would have the effect of improving the project. Edaham (talk) 06:30, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Monument to the Lion of Judah[edit]

Long semiprotection or Indefinite semi-protection: High level of IP and suckpuppetry vandalism and edit warring (see: Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of Mulugheta alula roma; on see it:Wikipedia:Utenti problematici/Ferdi tal/SP). The connected article about Zerai Deres has been already semiprotected two times for the same reason (also on Holapaco77 (talk) 07:51, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Ed Gillespie[edit]

  • Ed Gillespie (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) - semi-protection, please consider for a month until the silly season is over. This guy is a candidate for governor in virginia, some IP hopper doesn't like it that he is described as a lobbyist in the lead, and keeps popping in to remove it. Jytdog (talk) 08:58, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Charly Musonda (footballer, born 1996)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. Kosack (talk) 09:20, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Ethan Ampadu[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. Kosack (talk) 09:21, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Bon Appétit (song)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism and content blanking.  — Calvin999 09:21, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Jamshedji Sorab Kukadaru[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed: Persistent disruptive editing – This article was created by a Traditional Parsi to pay respect to a great Parsi saint. The article was changed later on by a new user to include controversial statements about conversion which are not agreed to by a majority of the Parsi community, the name of the saint is being misused as a result. . Porus Homi Havewala (talk) 10:05, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

World Enough and Time (Doctor Who)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. -- AlexTW 11:02, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Big Brother (U.S. TV series)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – IP editors continuously changing Celebrity Big Brother date to 2017 when sources clearly state 2018, while a new editor (Blocked now) vandalized the page before eventually blanking the whole thing. TheDoctorWho (talk) 12:16, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Atlético de Kolkata[edit]

Indefinite move protection: Page title dispute/move warring – The club is in the process of changing name, but no official name change has been announced. ATK is a temporary name, not official change. . Coderzombie (talk) 12:17, 21 September 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.

Lil Pump[edit]

Removing creation protection The page was, in the past, repeatedly made and wasn't at all notable due to the artist not fulfilling anything on the the criteria for WP:MUS but as you can find now by going here or here, this artist Lil Pump has fulfilled WP:MUS #2 by charting at 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 WolvesS (talk)

  • Automated comment: Error in Template:Reply to: Username not given. This request cannot be parsed. Please ensure it follows formatting consistent with the current or previous methods of submission.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 12:55, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Automated comment: @Cyberbot I: This request cannot be parsed. Please ensure it follows formatting consistent with the current or previous methods of submission.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 13:10, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
(Non-administrator comment) @Cryptic: Protecting admin. Page in question is Lil Pump, but the current draft is not ready for a move to the mainspace. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 16:14, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
There's a better draft at Draft:Lil Pump (2), which has been in the AFC queue for some weeks now. I consider myself utterly unqualified to assess articles about musicians (unless they're as poor as the ones that were in mainspace). Happy to unprotect once there's a draft in place that's been passed by someone other than its author, or for any other admin to unprotect at their own discretion. —Cryptic 18:14, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
Declined - there is a Draft, so no need to unprotect the Article at present. Bring the Draft up to standards first. Primefac (talk) 17:32, 20 September 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 protected. Please make a request only if 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.