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I see you have already posted this at ANI. I think the subject is best suited to a discussion there. PhilKnight (talk) 07:57, 19 May 2022 (UTC)


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Kadir Mısıroğlu

Reason: The page has already been silverlocked, because it has been subject to unsourced conspiracy addtions from a sockpuppet army (i.e. typical LTA). The sockmaster's new tactic is using IPs on the article's talk page for claiming that the article is "unbalanced" (since it doesn't depict the conspiracy theory nonsense as "facts"), and then using an autoconfirmed account for adding the undue weight template to the article. I suppose that the problem can only be resolved by Bluelocking the article. Best regads, --Johannes (Talk) (Contribs) (Articles) 14:16, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Qin Yi

Temporary semi-protection: Edit war on birth-date: there is an IP who vandalize the page every single day. Alienautic (talk) 17:42, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

The article has conflicting sources for her birthdate: This article says February 4, while this archived one says January 31st. OhNoitsJamie Talk 17:55, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Alok Vaid-Menon

Reason: Persistent misgendering of a non-binary BLP. Request indefinite semi. Funcrunch (talk) 18:07, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Amad Diallo

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. Dr Salvus 18:50, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Addison Rae

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Vandalism after protection was over, look protection history logs. Shadow4dark (talk) 22:40, 18 May 2022 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Arbitration Enforcement. WP:ARBEE. Persistent disruptive editing. Curbon7 (talk) 22:44, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Holodomor genocide question

Reason: Requesting Extended confirmed protection given coordinated disruptive editing by what appear to be sock accounts (months old account with only a few edits and no history of prior engagement on topic pushing suddenly same talking points). Semi-protection would not work here given the particular accounts being used. CASalt (talk) 00:51, 19 May 2022 (UTC)


Reason: Perennial vandalism as this subject is well known with a younger crowd. Seeking temporary protection as vandalism has spiked in recent days. BriefEdits (talk) 00:54, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Talk:Great Replacement

Reason: High level of IP vandalism/abuse. --Valjean (talk) (PING me) 01:10, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Declined. The page is being massively edited, but I see only a few cases of IP vandalism. MelanieN (talk) 04:24, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Albert Vandal

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Pyraminxsolver (talk) 03:52, 19 May 2022 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Socking and block evasion, see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/RussianFanboy2010. RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 04:04, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Joe Locke (actor)

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations – repeated addition of unsourced BLP info. Joeyconnick (talk) 04:05, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Jabari Smith Jr.

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Numerous IPs are vandalizing article (likely related to the draft.). Wikipedialuva (talk) 04:28, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Charles Leclerc

Semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content. SSSB (talk) 06:06, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Hip-Hop for Sale

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. 0xDeadbeef (T C) 07:30, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Mind Control (Canibus album)

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – turkcell vandal. 0xDeadbeef (T C) 07:41, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Melatonin Magik

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Turkcell vandal. 0xDeadbeef (T C) 07:41, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

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Eric C. Conn

Reason: From what I could tell from what I could find of the original deletion of the article, it appears to me that it was originally deleted due to violation of WP:N. Conn is convicted of defrauding the United States Government in a massive conspiracy of half a billion dollars. He was the subject of a manhunt for more than six months from several federal law enforcement agencies, to include the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. When the original article was opened, he was merely a random attorney but has since crossed that threshold into being notable, in my opinion. There have been articles written about the man in major news sources, such as The Wall Street Journal, the Lexington Herald-Leader, and National Public Radio. Additionally, his fraud scheme was featured in an episode of CNBC's American Greed: Scams, Scoundrels and Scandals and a documentary series titled The Big Conn on Apple TV+ has been created outlining the scheme.

I don't want to go into the whole "whataboutism" but I could easily point out plenty of topics that exist on Wikipedia that are much less notable than Eric C. Conn. I assume that the original reason the page was deleted was that it was fashioned as a straight-up advertisement, but I feel there is enough to write a fairly sufficient Wikipedia article. I recently watched the AppleTV+ docuseries and wanted to know a little more about what happened, especially since I'm from that area and used to see his billboards all over the place "back home." When I noticed there was no article, I decided I'd go ahead and create it for anyone that might also be curious but ran into the "create-protected" block.

In fairness, I have no idea why the page was "create-protected" (a strange concept from my understanding of the mission/purpose of Wikipedia?), but I haven't been heavily involved in editing Wikipedia in a few years. Thank you for your time and careful consideration of this request. — HiB2Bornot2B talk Go Big Blue! 23:06, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

The page was originally protected in May 2007 by BorgQueen. Courtesy pinging BorgQueen for your input please. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 23:36, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
Im obviously not her, buuuuut I would still like to give my input on this peculiar situation…A create-protect in 2007? Geez, even if the story was minor at the time, you’d think someone in FIFTEEN YEARS would’ve managed to hear about him and double checked. Or even an appropriately leveled admin could’ve gone and created the page. Not saying OP doesn’t deserve credit but geez it’s a shame it didn’t happen sooner. I CreecregofLife (talk) 09:21, 17 May 2022 (UTC)
Your input is not required, CreecregofLife. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 12:52, 17 May 2022 (UTC)
Did not know BorgQueen was still around. @HiB2Bornot2B: Maybe establish notability as a draft? That would strengthen the case for allowing creation. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 09:28, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
@Deepfriedokra. BorgQueen edited a couple of days ago but they do not edit frequently. It’s just a matter of courtesy to consult the protecting administrator; if we don’t get a response in a few days, I’ll go ahead and unprotect as I see no problem here. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 10:55, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
I am happy to write up an article, and I even thought about doing so as you suggested as a draft but then I determined that I didn't really want to invest the time in the event that it doesn't get unprotected. — HiB2Bornot2B talk Go Big Blue! 23:16, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Kathy Barnette

Reason: She lost the election, so there is little reason to believe the page will continue to get vandalized. Protecting the page for a year is definitely not needed any longer, and probably no protection is needed at all since she is no longer a candidate. Banana Republic (talk) 02:00, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Courtesy pinging El C, who installed the year-long semi-protection. But IMO that protection was fully justified and is still needed. She lost the election only yesterday, and she remains a highly visible and very controversial person. There is no reason to believe she will immediately fall off of everyone's radar the day after losing the primary. Maybe six months from now we can evaluate whether the protection is still needed.-- MelanieN (talk) 03:57, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

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In the "Purpose" field, replace "disinformation" with a term that describes the purpose of the page subject, thereby bringing the page out of violation of Wikipedia's defamation policy and demonstrating that Wikipedia administrators have not acted deliberately to maintain a statement plausibly known to be defamatory. (talk) 04:48, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

Comment: They selectively edit videos to make the people filmed look like they're saying things they didn't. Is there another word for that besides "disinformation"? Sumanuil. 05:52, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

We're not going to entertain inflammatory requests for this article, full stop. Even if Project Veritas hadn't made whitewashing their Wikipedia article a priority, this falls under the American politics discretionary sanctions regime. Anyone demanding edits in this manner would be either formally warned or (if they had been already) flat-out topic-banned or blocked. —Jéské Couriano v^_^v a little blue Bori 05:58, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
Requesting immediate archiving...Jéské Couriano v^_^v a little blue Bori 05:58, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

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Template:Remove file prefix (request) 2022-05-10 18:26 Cascade-protected from Wikipedia:Cascade-protected items/Main Page/5 (log) Protected by Mifter on 2017-03-25: "Considering the main page was unprotected by a compromised sysop semi recently, perhaps transcluding it to a cascade protected page will provide a small increase in protection"
MediaWiki:Sp-contributions-blocked-notice (request) 2022-05-17 13:19 MediaWiki page (log)
Herobrine (request) 2022-05-18 18:19 Fully protected (log) Modified by Ohnoitsjamie on 2022-03-29: "Persistent disruptive editing"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 18:23, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
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Wikipedia:Signpost/Template:Cover-item (request) 2022-04-24 20:41 Template-protected (log) Modified by Hut 8.5 on 2016-12-22: "Highly visible template: 20000+ transclusions"
Template:Inflation/fn (request) 2022-04-30 07:25 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2020-08-29: "High-risk template"
Template:Infobox musical artist (request) 2022-05-04 17:07 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mark Arsten on 2013-10-18: "Allowing Protected Template editors"
Template:Interlanguage link (request) 2022-05-07 22:50 Template-protected (log) From Template:Interlanguage link multi: Protected by The Earwig on 2015-12-14: "Highly visible template: over 15,000 mainspace transclusions"
Template:R from ambiguous sort name (request) 2022-05-19 05:11 Template-protected (log) Protected by MusikBot II on 2022-01-12: "High-risk template or module: 32936 transclusions (more info)"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 05:14, 19 May 2022 (UTC)


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I have created 26 articles so far, and it would be great to have the next ones appearing on search engines more quickly. PetéWarrior (talk) 11:18, 11 May 2022 (UTC)

Not a regular here, but is that the purpose of autopatrolled? --Deepfriedokra (talk) 12:37, 12 May 2022 (UTC)
@Deepfriedokra: More of a side-effect: new pages are marked as {{NOINDEX}}, telling search engine crawlers to ignore them, until they're patrolled or for 90 days (whichever is first). – Joe (talk) 12:49, 12 May 2022 (UTC)


Greetings, it’s been a few months since I last applied for the permissions. I have created many political articles since then and taken on the feedback from before. I have not faced any issues and received several thank you messages from users with some of my articles making it to ITNR. Considering this, I do feel like its the right time to submit this now. Wish you all a good day. BastianMAT (talk) 21:28, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

 Automated comment This user has had 2 requests for autopatrolled declined in the past 90 days ([1][2]). MusikBot talk 21:30, 12 May 2022 (UTC)
Me again. Last time, we talked about Wikipedia:DOB where it says "Wikipedia includes ... dates of birth that have been widely published by reliable sources". The date and place of birth for Tiémoko Meyliet Koné is referenced to Latest celebarticles. Does that website constitute a reliable source to you? Schwede66 03:07, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
@Schwede66:, the birth date was right but the source should have been better, pretty hard to find it but eventually found his birth date on the Ivory Coast government website (so went to update that). [3] As you did find that, you must have looked through my other articles too like Dragomir Zakov and all election articles created, is it fine? They have all been approved and as I mentioned some of them have even made it to ITNR. BastianMAT (talk) 07:48, 13 May 2022 (UTC)


Myself a regular editor in Wikipedia and mainly involved in writing articles of public interest request this permission for getting these articles directly into search engine. I dont have any remarks in the content of my articles as I reference them from reliable sources. I wish to make Wikipedia a trustable platform for global readers by adding genuine content. Thanks in advance. Gardenkur (talk) 15:15, 13 May 2022 (UTC)

I object. The user has been adding large unsourced, perhaps even non-sensical, content - duplicated in several articles of "___ Muncipal Corporation" like this one [4] (see my contribs for the reverts) — DaxServer (t · m · c) 13:28, 17 May 2022 (UTC)
 Not done Aside from some recent concerns about your editing and creations on your talk, you also have copyright warnings as recent as January of this year. Moneytrees🍔(Talk) 18:25, 17 May 2022 (UTC)


I've made about 50 articles, mostly related to the history of religion, none of which needed much cleanup. My particular areas of interest: ancient texts, philosophy, monasteries, monks. I sometimes translate from Wikipedias in other languages and always give attribution when doing so. Florificapis (talk) 14:32, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
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User:FozzieHey (test)

Hi, this is a test account of User:FozzieHey. I would like to test Ultraviolet on this account, but to use Ultraviolet you need confirmed. FozzieHey (test) (talk) 17:19, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

I can confirm this is my test account. FozzieHey (talk) 17:20, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
 Done here. Let me know if you want any of your primary account's rights. Sdrqaz (talk) 17:26, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, will do if I want any! FozzieHey (talk) 17:27, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
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User:Botu Yadav

I am the new user who is interested in Politics related articles more, i would like to request for the New Page Reviewer if i am eligibe for that. I saw people with less than my edits and creations are NPR so i wanted to request and i will work tirelessly after i become the NPR. Botu Yadav (talk) 03:35, 14 May 2022 (UTC)


Hi. With a regular editing experience in existing articles and writing new articles I could gain good knowledge of Wikipedia policies. Request permission to clear backlogs and make new articles suitable for Wikipedia platform. Gardenkur (talk) 06:20, 16 May 2022 (UTC) Gardenkur (talk) 06:20, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

User:Darth Mike

Hoping to help out with NPP. Previously had the permission. -- Mike 🗩 20:27, 17 May 2022 (UTC)
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User: Qwerfjkl

Hi, I'd like to request page mover rights so that I can move categories, to help with the backlog at CfD (see User:Qwerfjkl/CSD log for some examples of my CfD work) (please {{reply to}} on reply). Qwerfjkltalk 13:41, 15 May 2022 (UTC)

 Done Hog Farm Talk 20:13, 17 May 2022 (UTC)


I am a regular patroller of new pages at Special:newpagesfeed. I draftify pages, if they meet WP:Draftify, and if they are not read for mainspace. All my draftification acts can be found at User:Itcouldbepossible/Draftify log. I am requesting page mover rights, because after my draftification, there is a redirect kept behind, there are times at which, that the user returns and add content to the redirect page, and I become the owner of the article, which I don't want. My second reason is that, I don't want to keep behind a redirect and increase work for admins to delete the redirect. So, these are the main reasons behind seeking page mover rights. And a least import reason is that, it would be easier for me to move pages within my userspace, and also whenever I create articles, or move well developed articles to mainspace, when new editors cannot do it themselves. Few months back I had requested for this right. But at that time, I was comparatively new, and so the request was not accepted (I hope the bot links it to this request), but now I have passed the minimum age the account should be. So I hope this time, I am qualified enough to be made a page mover on the grounds of my need. Regards, ItcouldbepossibleTalk 08:35, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
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Good track record, never been blocked, and have over 16,000 edits to the project with almost 600 of them in the last week. I understand policy and guidelines, and would like to help with backlogs and protect pages against vandalism. Brian (talk) 04:23, 16 May 2022 (UTC) Brian (talk) 04:23, 16 May 2022 (UTC)


I am requesting for permissions to have pending changes reviewer to be able to help the other pending changes reviewers in their task to make Wikipedia vandalism-free. I have numerous contributions in reverting vandalism and I hope to make an impactful change to help. I am rollbacker in the Simple English Wikipedia which proves that I have substantial trust and can help. MrMeAndMrMeLet's talk 18:02, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
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Hi! I used to mainly edit/create articles before but I've been actively trying to fight vandalism for the past 4 days through recent changes. I presumably have over 500 edits now (excluding ones that are not related to anti-vandalism work). If I did an accidental revert, I would've revert it back again and would provide a summary to why I did that. Also, for the warns, sometimes I would not provide warns due to obvious vandalism, grammar error (typos) or I'm just not sure what warn type do I address. It would've be great if I can get rollback permissions so that I can further speed up the process of my edits by using a faster anti-vandalism tool. If I ever get denied & if you do believe that I should probably gain more experience and anti-vandalism activities for a few weeks then I'll continue doing it! NotLance (talk) 09:43, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

 Not done You said it yourself: "I should probably gain more experience and anti-vandalism activities for a few weeks". You're on the right track, but I'd like to see you get more than 4 days' experience before granting you the right. Also, please ensure that you are consistently warning editors when you revert their edits. -FASTILY 10:20, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
Ok, will do! thank you for responding. NotLance (talk) 22:33, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

User:Blazing Phoenix

Hi. I have been recent change patrolling for a long time, and I request rollback rights to revert vandalism. Blazing Phoenix (talk) 11:45, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

I have seen your name around. Rlink2 (talk) 18:19, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
 Not done Your editing history is inconsistent, I see you editing for a few days, and then disappearing for months at a time. Please be advised that rollback is granted to editors with a consistent and established track record of high quality counter-vandalism work. I took a random sample of your reverts and found that you are reverting a lot of (good faith) edits which are not obvious vandalism (e.g. 1, 2, 3). Please slow down and ensure that the edits you revert are actually vandalism. I'm also concerned by this edit warring incident which you removed from your talk page and never responded to; please be sure to address this if you make a future request for rollback. Lastly, please start warning editors when you revert their edits. Thanks, FASTILY 02:52, 17 May 2022 (UTC)


Hi i'm combatting a lot a vandalism and i would love to be a rollbacker beacause i love combatting vandalism! I am a lot active (especially on W-Ends) and i check recent changes almost every day. I have about 250 mainspace edits which makes me eligible. Thank you Airtransat236 (talk | contribs) 15:57, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

User:Mr Reading Turtle

Hello! I revert vandalism all the time and have 200+ main space edits. Rollback is helpful if a vandal makes manny edits. I think my editing record is proof that I have the experience to be granted rollback. 𝕸𝖗 𝕽𝖊𝖆𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌 𝕿𝖚𝖗𝖙𝖑𝖊 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦 (talk) 01:31, 19 May 2022 (UTC)


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