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I do not necessarily believe that "Infoboxes must burn in hell", but I appreciate the problem: A box promises to contain, and things that can't be neatly contained can't be put in boxes. A box suggests "this is the real deal," and if the real deal could be put in a box, then there would be no need for articles. A box says, "Here is your PowerPoint bullet point list, so you can find all the world reduced to a reductive summary; please do not strive to understand complexity, for that is for suckers." A box says, "Wikipedia is just like your primary school text book: full of colors and 'bites' of infotainment." A box says, "I, the box maker, have just pissed all over this article and written a counter-article, and it's short, so read it instead." A box may be found useful by some people, indeed. We call those people "non-readers." (Utgard Loki, at Giano's Talkpage, 16:47, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
I do not necessarily believe that "Infoboxes must burn in hell", but I appreciate the problem:
A box promises to contain, and things that can't be neatly contained can't be put in boxes. A box suggests "this is the real deal," and if the real deal could be put in a box, then there would be no need for articles. A box says, "Here is your PowerPoint bullet point list, so you can find all the world reduced to a reductive summary; please do not strive to understand complexity, for that is for suckers." A box says, "Wikipedia is just like your primary school text book: full of colors and 'bites' of infotainment." A box says, "I, the box maker, have just pissed all over this article and written a counter-article, and it's short, so read it instead." A box may be found useful by some people, indeed. We call those people "non-readers." (Utgard Loki, at Giano's Talkpage, 16:47, 28 March 2008 (UTC)



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Charles Levin (actor)

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent unsourced additions – Reports of his possible decease are not confirmed at time of writing. William Avery (talk) 20:20, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Declined Seems to be confirmed and IPs are making positive edits PanydThe muffin is not subtle 14:29, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Han Chinese

Han Chinese (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)

Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing as well as vandalism — Preceding unsigned comment added by MorningSunBright (talkcontribs) 20:41, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

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Hafte tir bombing

Semi-protection: Edit warring. Page was protected on June 5th over this content. There is a RfC currently in the article's TP about this. Page restored to version on June 5th. Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 21:10, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Seems to be a lot calmer now. PanydThe muffin is not subtle 14:30, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Eilat

Semi-protection: unregistered users keep removing Arabic scripts from the article, although the land is part of the Palestinian-Israeli crisis and Palestinians consider Eilat an occupied land. Shorouq★The★Super★ninja2 (talk) 10:43, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. PanydThe muffin is not subtle 14:41, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Hafte Tir bombing

Full protection: Plenty reverts exchanged between active editors. --Mhhossein talk 12:51, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

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Thanks, just fixed it. --Mhhossein talk 13:11, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

The Wild Bunch

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Continuing change of description and edit warring by IP('s) based in Brasilia, Brazil. Refusal to engage on Talk page(s) and no reason given for change. David J Johnson (talk) 13:47, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Relatively low-key content dispute with no apparent attempts at dispute resolution, just reverts and warnings. See Special:Contributions/2804:14C:658E:536A::/64 - most contribs from this range appear productive. Having a dynamic IPv6 addresss isn't sockpuppetry. Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. ST47 (talk) 14:22, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

User:Jimbo Wales

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Repeatedly refactoring the user's own choice of words, in spite of WP:NOBAN and User:Iridescent's advice. That's not including the specious edit summaries and general trolling. . ——SerialNumber54129 14:29, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Declined Jimbo is an administrator and can protect his own user page. As he says, "Over 3,700 Wikipedians monitor my user and user talk page via a watchlist, and I trust them to edit and remove errors or attacks." This is his call, not ours.— Maile (talk) 16:13, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
@Maile66: Actually, I was coming here to withdraw it, since the IP has stopped; but let me take the opportunity, while here, of calling your reasoning out as being some of the most absurd I have encountered. We protect pages against ongoing disruption, not because of who they are/not. Why lie about something so easily called out? It's literally one of —probably the—most protected user pages on the site. But you just keep telling yourself that it's "his call, not ours". Priceless! Take care, ——SerialNumber54129 16:54, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Everton Soares

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. 99.53.112.186 (talk) 14:51, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of two weeks , after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Hopefully all the transfer nonsense will be settled by then. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 15:05, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Matityahu, Mateh Binyamin

Indefinite extended confirmed: Arbitration enforcement – WP:ARBPIA3#500/30. nableezy - 15:03, 15 July 2019 (UTC) 15:03, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Richard Spencer

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. 99.53.112.186 (talk) 15:10, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

The "high level of IP vandalism" is coming from you; pinging NorthBySouthBaranof. ——SerialNumber54129 15:24, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
Note: Oh, come on, this really isn’t something worth getting excited over. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 15:46, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Richard B. Spencer

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. 99.53.112.186 (talk) 15:10, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Declined I’m not seeing anything that isn’t being handled by pending changes protection and blocks. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 15:42, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

2019 Cricket World Cup Final

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. 99.53.112.186 (talk) 15:52, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

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Sébastien Haller

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. 99.53.112.186 (talk) 16:08, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Draft:EXAI

Indefinite move protection: Article (now draft) was created by a blocked paid editor who failed to fully comply with WP:PAID. Requesting move protection so that WP:AFC can properly vet the draft. SamHolt6 (talk) 16:39, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Gary Locke

Semi-protection - repeated blp vios are partially reverted, leaving the rest to stand until someone else notices the shenanigans. 166.182.251.183 (talk) 17:13, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

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Check the rolling archive if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.User:Doug Weller/Decrease

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Next United Kingdom general election (request) 2019-07-15 08:50 Fully protected, expires 2019-07-17 at 22:38:19 UTC (log) Protected by El C on 2019-07-13: "Edit warring / content dispute"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 08:54, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
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Template:Mfd (request) 2019-06-30 10:14 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mark Arsten on 2014-01-04: "Allowing Protected Template editors"
Module:Old XfD multi (request) 2019-07-02 11:25 Template-protected (log) From Module:Old AfD multi: Protected by Mr. Stradivarius on 2015-07-07: "High-risk Lua module"
Module:Portal/images/a (request) 2019-07-09 12:18 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mr. Stradivarius on 2013-11-24: "High-risk Lua module: allow template editors"
Module:Zh (request) 2019-07-12 19:22 Template-protected (log) Protected by HJ Mitchell on 2014-05-03: "High-risk Lua module"
Template:WikiProject Montana (request) 2019-07-12 22:02 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
Template:Infobox software (request) 2019-07-13 22:03 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mark Arsten on 2013-10-18: "Allowing Protected Template editors"
Template:Public holidays in the United States (request) 2019-07-14 09:54 Template-protected (log) Protected by Cyp on 2018-02-14: "Highly visible template"
Template:User nola (request) 2019-07-14 10:03 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-20: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Taxonomy/Angiosperms (request) 2019-07-14 23:52 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 03:58, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

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For adhereing to Wikipedia policies, professionalism, providing answers when needed, and for your help even though we do not agree on every detail. Thank you!
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for consistently prompt action against miscreants. The Gnome (talk) 11:41, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
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