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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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Super Audio CD

Full protection: Ongoing dispute over inclusion of reference to a controversial study in the lead; please continue page protection while RfC runs its course. Thanks. Dharmabumstead (talk) 03:49, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Declined - The article was fully protected on September 15, and no edits have been made since it expired. No need to protect it now... ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 08:01, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

StarStruck (season 7)

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. LG-Gunther :  Talk  04:56, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

It looks like the disruptive IP users have been blocked? Let me know if this isn't the case... ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 07:38, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Junko Tabei

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Today is her birthday and Google Doodle has released a Doodle, being in limelight attracting IP vandals. Rickyurs (talk) 07:52, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 day, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. -- Ed (Edgar181) 11:08, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

United States Senate

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. hueman1 (talk) 09:25, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Grab (company)

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. Several IP users on the Grab page have been adding unfactual stuff like "Grab is from Thailand" when Grab is a Malaysian company. Please take action. Thanks. TheGreatSG'rean (talk) 09:28, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 11:45, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

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2019 Formula One World Championship

I don't understand why this page is under a semi-protection, also until November, why? I think is not necessary to have at the moment a semi-protection. Can anyone remove the semi-protection?--79.44.43.71 (talk) 12:58, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

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@Chetsford: Any thoughts? Lectonar (talk) 13:52, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
There were a variety of IP editors and non-autopatrolled accounts adding significant, but unsourced, information to the article and the cadence of edits would have stressed PC Review to intercept. Two shorter periods of protection in the last six months, by different admins, failed to arrest the problems. The requesting editor felt that protecting until November (IIRC the series concludes on December 1) would remedy the situation as the issue was episodic. All that said, I have no problem if someone wants to lower or reverse the protection. Chetsford (talk) 20:52, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
So, what's your decision? Will you leave the semi-protection or will you remove it?--79.44.43.71 (talk) 15:20, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
I favor keeping it. That article's protection log shows that it has needed repeated protection, for multiple months each time. This unfortunately also prevents good-faith edits by new or unregistered editors. If an unregistered user wants to make an edit, they can make a request at Talk:2019 Formula One World Championship. -- MelanieN (talk) 23:52, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
Ok, thanks however.--79.44.43.71 (talk) 11:40, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region

Unprotection: I see it as inappropriate to infinitely fully protect an article on the mainspace. El C, the admin who initiated the protection on August 10 has been asked too. {{ping|waddie96}} {talk} 14:48, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Yazidis

The protection should be back to semi-protection, the last protection move was made without much evidence of discruptive editing. Futebul (talk) 00:00, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Declined. The necessity of extended protection is amply demonstrated by the edit history of the article. Favonian (talk) 09:43, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

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Template:WPBannerMeta/core (request) 2019-09-18 06:25 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."
Mike Draztik (request) 2019-09-21 01:22 Fully protected, expires 2020-03-12 at 11:53:03 UTC (log) Protected by Beetstra on 2019-03-12: "After 2 TfDs still the same attempts to change it. Lock it for a year, see if there is CCC then."
Santana (wrestler) (request) 2019-09-21 01:26 Fully protected, expires 2020-03-12 at 11:48:24 UTC (log) Protected by Beetstra on 2019-03-12: "After 2 TfDs still the same attempts to change it. Lock it for a year, see if there is CCC then."
PhD (request) 2019-09-22 00:43 Fully protected (log) Modified by Graham87 on 2009-02-26: "restore"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 00:45, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
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Template:Article history (request) 2019-09-05 18:30 Template-protected (log) Modified by Fuhghettaboutit on 2013-11-02: "Enable access by template editors"
Template:Infobox school (request) 2019-09-13 07:22 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mark Arsten on 2013-10-18: "Allowing Protected Template editors"
Module:Gallery (request) 2019-09-14 18:57 Template-protected (log) Modified by EdJohnston on 2018-12-21: "High-risk Lua module: Request at WP:RFPP"
Template:Peer review/header (request) 2019-09-16 06:35 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 2000+ transclusions"
Module:Track gauge/data (request) 2019-09-16 13:45 Template-protected (log) From Module:RailGauge/data: Modified by Mr. Stradivarius on 2013-10-17: "High-risk Lua module: template-protection is now the default for high-risk modules"
Template:WikiProject Nepal (request) 2019-09-17 15:32 Template-protected (log) Modified by Callanecc on 2014-04-02: "Highly visible template: Over 7000 transclusions"
Template:WikiProject Algeria (request) 2019-09-17 16:05 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
Template:WikiProject Afghanistan (request) 2019-09-17 17:58 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
Template:Country data Russian Empire (request) 2019-09-18 16:42 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Swiss populations (request) 2019-09-19 14:04 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 2000+ transclusions"
Template:Swiss populations YM (request) 2019-09-19 14:04 Semiprotected (log) Protected by AGK on 2012-04-23: "Highly-visible template (over 1000 transclusions)"
Template:Swiss populations ref (request) 2019-09-19 14:04 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 2000+ transclusions"
Template:North America topic (request) 2019-09-20 14:35 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mark Arsten on 2013-10-18: "Allowing Protected Template editors"
Template:Logo requested (request) 2019-09-20 14:46 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 2000+ transclusions"
Template:Vital article (request) 2019-09-21 21:36 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
Template:NRISref (request) 2019-09-22 01:54 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
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