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Template:Ranks and Insignia of Non NATO Armies/OF/Morocco

Reason: Not involved; dispute between two editors and no discussion initiated, see ANI report for details. Jerium (talk) 17:37, 27 November 2023 (UTC)

As both of the users involved are extended-confirmed, only full or template protection will force discussion. Is that what you want? Daniel Case (talk) 04:15, 28 November 2023 (UTC)
Addendum: Or we could block them from the template for a week, although I'd prefer not to leave it on their block records unless that's the only choice we have. Daniel Case (talk) 04:22, 28 November 2023 (UTC)
Template protection might help; it would prevent the editor who started it from editing. 𝓥𝓮𝓼𝓽𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷24𝓑𝓲𝓸 (ᴛᴀʟᴋ) 08:25, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

Patricia Billings

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Requesting page protection as an unconfirmed user seems to continually be vandalizing. Comintell (talk) 05:17, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

Operation Murat

Reason: High level of vandalism by trolls, misusing sources. AoE100 (talk) 06:11, 28 November 2023 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Someone using the username Nandini.medanta (from the company itself) is trying to change the page by adding promotional text. Notedolly2 (talk) 08:02, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Materialscientist (talk) 08:44, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

List of highest-grossing Tamil films

Indefinite extended confirmed protection: Persistent vandalism – Continually vandalised about the Jailer movie's gross figures by users who just got autoconfirmed. 𝓥𝓮𝓼𝓽𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷24𝓑𝓲𝓸 (ᴛᴀʟᴋ) 08:06, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

Specifically by @Agathiyar654; See Version history 𝓥𝓮𝓼𝓽𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷24𝓑𝓲𝓸 (ᴛᴀʟᴋ) 08:08, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

Khaybar Khaybar ya yahud

Indefinite extended confirmed protection: Arbitration enforcement – ARBPIA enforcement. Marokwitz (talk) 08:21, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

Tuomas Enbuske

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent addition of unsourced content. Sjö (talk) 08:26, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 months, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Materialscientist (talk) 08:42, 28 November 2023 (UTC)
  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 08:44, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

Targeting Municipal Services in Gaza

Indefinite extended confirmed protection: WP:CTOP: WP:A/I/PIA. Wikishovel (talk) 08:51, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

Omid Scobie

Reason: High level of IP vandalism - likely to continue since the subject of the article is in the news Southdevonian (talk) 09:00, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

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History of rugby union matches between New Zealand and Wales

Reason: The page is semi protected and I am unable to expand the page further. (talk) 05:44, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

Declined. That page does not seem to be protected. If you're having trouble editing it, let me know what error message you're receiving. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 05:52, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

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2023 Israel–Hamas war

I would like to request that "making this the deadliest war for children in modern times" be removed from the lead for failing verification. Of the four citations appended to that sentence only the article from Al-Jazeera addresses that claim, said article makes clear that more children have died in other modern conflicts, specifically in Syria and in Afghanistan, and the phrasing seems to be based off of an assumption from the article headline that is not explicitly stated in the article's text. More than that the sentence itself is unclear as it doesn't distinguish what timeframe encompasses "modern times". Either way for the verification problem it's unfit for the article and the sentence should simply end after stating the number of children killed. XeCyranium (talk) 00:09, 24 November 2023 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: @XeCyranium: 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 00:13, 24 November 2023 (UTC)
Removed malformed wikilink (squiggly brackets are for templates). It duplicated the link of the subheader, and was causing Multiline HTML table in list errors. No other action taken, leaving request for another user to consider. Zinnober9 (talk) 00:37, 24 November 2023 (UTC)
Thank you for fixing that. XeCyranium (talk) 02:13, 24 November 2023 (UTC)

An additional source (ITV) has been added which states in its own voice "Gaza has become, in just one month, the deadliest conflict for children this century.." which would seem to resolve the issue.Selfstudier (talk) 19:51, 24 November 2023 (UTC)

I appreciate that, thank you. Though I would be somewhat concerned about including it if the Al-Jazeera source came to a different conclusion, though not having seen the other maybe it's just a difference in when they were published. XeCyranium (talk) 21:47, 24 November 2023 (UTC)
I'm sorry but after reading that source I still think the claim as it stands in the article should be phrased differently to align with the source. The ITV source says it is deadliest modern conflict in how quickly children have been killed. I feel like if it's left at "deadliest" without qualifier it's akin to saying this conflict has caused the greatest number of child deaths, not that the rate of death is higher than in previous conflicts. Hopefully with the truce there won't be any more deaths and it can remain below being the deadliest in terms of numbers. XeCyranium (talk) 21:55, 24 November 2023 (UTC)
That would be too much detail for a lead sentence and we shouldn't include lengthy quotes in the lead either. I could add a quotation to the ref if you like, then it would at least be in popup. Selfstudier (talk) 13:25, 25 November 2023 (UTC)

Day of the Dead

I suggest to add more context when it comes to ofrendas. Specifically adding the tiers ofrendas are often known for. I created the following paragraph which could be used as a basic structure for what the text could look like: During Dia de los Muertos, altars are often composed of three tiers; the top tier will often contain photographs of the remembered deceased and religious statues or symbols; often among these photographs there is a picture of La Virgen Guadalupe. The second tier contains ofrendas, and these ofrendas often vary from person to person; factors such as age, personal experiences, and preferences help to decide the ofrendas. Moreover, the second tier of the altar is far more personal, and most of the ofrendas are a thoughtful selection for the remembered deceased. Noteworthy care is given to this layer by those creating the ofrendas, giving well-due thought to the things the perished loved throughout their lifetimes. The third tier contains candles and occasionally a washbasin and towel, symbolically allowing spirits to refresh upon arrival at the altar. LiamMoore1 (talk) 05:47, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

Not done – Please use an edit request to request specific changes to be made to the protected page. Talk:Day of the Dead is not protected. Favonian (talk) 08:14, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

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MediaWiki:Titleblacklist (request) 2023-11-22 16:02 MediaWiki page (log)
File:Poland map flag.svg (request) 2023-11-27 03:00 Cascade-protected from Wikipedia:Cascade-protected items/content (log) From Wikipedia/Protected templates: Protected by Rich Farmbrough on 2009-10-14: "Purpose of page - belt and braces."
File:Template-info.svg (request) 2023-11-27 03:02 Cascade-protected from Wikipedia:Cascade-protected items/content (log) From Wikipedia/Protected templates: Protected by Rich Farmbrough on 2009-10-14: "Purpose of page - belt and braces."
File:Cc-sa white.svg (request) 2023-11-27 06:29 Cascade-protected from Wikipedia:Cascade-protected items/content (log) From Wikipedia/Protected templates: Protected by Rich Farmbrough on 2009-10-14: "Purpose of page - belt and braces."
Updated as needed. Last updated: 06:32, 27 November 2023 (UTC)
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Template:Rail-interchange (request) 2023-11-20 22:09 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
Template:Infobox drug (request) 2023-11-24 09:56 Template-protected (log) From Template:Drugbox: Modified by Mark Arsten on 2013-10-18: "Allowing Protected Template editors"
User:AmandaNP/UAA/Blacklist (request) 2023-11-26 21:08 Template-protected (log) From User:DeltaQuad/UAA/Blacklist: Modified by AmandaNP on 2016-02-12: "we are going to try letting template editors edit"
Template:R with possibilities (request) 2023-11-27 00:40 Template-protected (log) Modified by HJ Mitchell on 2013-12-30: "per request via RfPP"
Template:Designation (request) 2023-11-27 16:23 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
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