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 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.
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]

Zhong Chenle[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Disruption resuming after protection expired. Galobtter (pingó mió) 14:37, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 15:41, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 15:42, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Vlad the Impaler[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Vandalism is taking place on a daily basis, constructive editing (rarely by IPs) takes place on weekly basis. PC is no good here. —usernamekiran(talk) 15:24, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 15:45, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
Note: PC imeffectual. Vandalism is slow but steady and perpetual. Initial increase in protect-- can titrate up. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 15:45, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
@Dlohcierekim: Hi. I am not sure what you mean by titrate. Also, after a month when semi wears off, the page will be PC protected for indefinite time, right? —usernamekiran(talk) 16:02, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
Did not change PC. If we need to increase the protection we can do so. (Titration in my line of work is where you start an intervention at the lowest potentially effective level and increase incrementally till effective).-- Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:15, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Scott Walker (politician)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Deli nk (talk) 15:32, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Already protected by administrator Dlohcierekim. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 15:54, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Second Battle of the Alps[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed: Persistent sockpuppetry – A couple of hours after the potection expired the sock editing started again. Dom from Paris (talk) 15:56, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:21, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
Note: Titrated upward as previous dose wore off. Do you really want ECP? I only saw IP's. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:21, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
Note: French expansionis? Must be the alt universe where Italy and Germany were minding their own business till the Second War of anti German Encirclement. -- Dlohcierekim (talk) 16:21, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Zoran Zaev[edit]

Semi-protection: High level of newly registered Wikipedia:SPA vandalism. Jingiby (talk) 16:44, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:49, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Clover Hill High School[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Shellwood (talk) 16:53, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Nikki Cross[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Large number of IP editors continually change the page based on unsubstantiated rumors. - Galatz גאליץשיחה Talk 16:56, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Initiative Q[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Repeated and ongoing disruptive editing by IPs. DannyS712 (talk) 16:57, 7 November 2018 (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 the rolling archive if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

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.

Create a level 3 header with a link to the article in question, then a {{Pagelinks}} template and then the reason. It looks like this: Example (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) your request here. ~~~~

Wikipedia:Reference desk/Science[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference desk/Science (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) Please add this below Matt Deres' post under "Flashing bright colors":

Yes, that sounds exactly like it. I was a little worried I'd never experience this again, since I couldn't find anyone over 30 who remembered something like this. FWIW I also have some problems with eyesight and usually have to wear strong sunglasses whenever I'm outside in daylight. Tanagra212 (talk) 22:35, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

 Done Catrìona (talk) 02:23, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

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.