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This is my personal account. Although I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, contributions under this account are exclusively in my individual, volunteer capacity. To contact me in my role running The Wikipedia Library at WMF, please leave your message at User talk:Ocaasi (WMF).

Play to learn: The Wikipedia Adventure * Do research: The Wikipedia Library * About editing: Wikipedia:Plain and simple
Editing with a company: Plain and simple COI guide * Get help: In the Teahouse * Need a break: Listen to Wikipedia

  • "And when people did help they were given a flattering name. They weren’t called “Wikipedia’s little helpers,” they were called “editors.” It was like a giant community leaf-raking project in which everyone was called a groundskeeper. Some brought very fancy professional metal rakes, or even back-mounted leaf-blowing systems, and some were just kids thrashing away with the sides of their feet or stuffing handfuls in the pockets of their sweatshirts, but all the leaves they brought to the pile were appreciated. And the pile grew and everyone jumped up and down in it having a wonderful time. And it grew some more, and it became the biggest leaf pile anyone had ever seen anywhere, a world wonder."

The Charms of Wikipedia

  • "I call this Revolution 2.0. Revolution 2.0 is, is - I say that our revolution is like Wikipedia, OK? Everyone is contributing content. You don't know the names of the people contributing the content ... This is exactly what happened... Everyone was contributing small pieces, bits and pieces. We drew this whole picture. We drew this whole picture of a revolution. And that picture - no one is the hero in that picture."

— Activist Wael Ghonim

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WikiProject Medicine.
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  • "I'd like to say out loud that I really liked the atmosphere, that I enjoy more and more the simple fact that when we are together (chapters, WMF, affiliates, user groups, everyone) we feel like a movement, we act like a movement, we work and eat and drink and dance together and we argue much less than when we are online, typing in front of screens. I learned a lot about the ongoing transformation of the Wikimedia Foundation: many things are changing, they are working a lot, and very often we as affiliates do not notice these things. I saw many changes towards a better, more open and more collaborative Foundation, and I don't know many times I heard WMF employees asking for feedback and help."

Aubrey, President of Wikimedia Italia, on Wikimedia-l after the 2015 Wikimedia conference in Berlin

  • "What are we going to do tonight, Brain? Same thing we do every night, Pinky, try and take over the world."

Pinky and the Brain

  • "Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again."

Mike Myers

I hereby recognize you, Ocaasi, for all your anti-vandalism work and continued use of the STiki tool. You've classified over 4,000 edits! Additional thanks for watching my talk page(s) and all the suggestions you've put forth. While I personally thank you for your support, you've also done a lot of good for the community in the process. Keep up the good work, West.andrew.g (talk) 04:56, 20 April 2011 (UTC) Thanks for all your patient efforts in uploading images even when it seems all the copyright nightmares get in the way. You surely deserve it. Pass a Method talk 21:57, 1 May 2011 (UTC) For the patient, clear way you are able to demonstrate fundamental editing tasks. Alistair Stevenson (talk) 04:11, 2 May 2011 (UTC) Sonia and I award you this barnstar for your work on making Wikipedia easier for new users. Pine (GreenPine) t 09:52, 4 June 2011 (UTC) This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation. I went off to work on other things, glanced at the IRC window just now and noticed that you're still helping the same person. For your tireless dedication to helping new contributors in this instance and others, I award you this Guidance Barnstar. Thank you. wctaiwan (talk) 09:25, 1 February 2012 (UTC)For helping people in IRC. Pinetalk 10:28, 12 February 2012 (UTC) Thank you for the encouragement on IRC. Pinetalk 10:41, 24 February 2012 (UTC) Amazing news about Highbeam! Thank you, it is much appreciated! Jimbo Wales (talk)]6:15, 14 March 2012 (UTC) Most amazing work. Thank you. FormerIP (talk) 17:02, 14 March 2012 (UTC)For your excellent work on the article Paid editing on Wikipedia Rangoon11 (talk) 15:18, 23 March 2012 (UTC) for your hard work in providing Wikipedians with reference materials through the provision of accounts with HighBeam. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 09:51, 4 April 2012 (UTC) The Barnstar of Wikipedia MentoringI meant to post this Barnstar on your talk page for something you did last year, but I never got around to combining the images into a single barnstar. I just found it in incomplete form laying around in a folder, as yet unposted on your talk page. The image of Atlas is incorrect, the world being flat and resting on the back of a turtle. According to Bertrand Russell's editor according to Stephen Hawking in a brieft history of time, that turtle rests on the back of another, in an infinite regress of turtles. So the Atlas carrying the world of mentees actually rests on the back of another mentor, and so on all the way down. I never got around to fixing the image of Atlas for the mentoring barnstar, so I will just give you the ingredients, and you can build the barnstar yourself out of these ingredients. :) !!!! PPdd (talk) 15:18, 5 April 2012 (UTC)}} Thank you for coordinating the High Beam opportunity! This is awesome, THANK YOU! Sarah (talk) 15:57, 13 April 2012 (UTC) I award this as you are beaming with HighBeam and letting 1000 others. Thank You :-) -- ɑηsuмaη ʈ ᶏ ɭ Ϟ 16:29, 13 April 2012 (UTC) For your fine work on the HighBeam partnership. Thank you! Carrite (talk) 21:01, 13 April 2012 (UTC) Ocaasi - for opening up Highbeam to so many Wikipedians, you thoroughly deserve the Brilliant Idea Barnstar. Many thanks, Simon Burchell (talk) 16:55, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Today I happened across your WP:PSCOI. It was a breath of fresh air versus the mindboggling legalese of WP:COI. Thanks! Woz2 (talk) 23:55, 2 May 2012 (UTC) For successfully arranging a potentially hugely productive agreement with Highbeam! Great job! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:39, 3 May 2012 (UTC)For your awesome work with academic libraries. You deserve this for tireless efforts to get Wikipedians the resources they need. ceradon talkcontribs 20:40, 8 August 2012 (UTC)For your work to get content creators like myself access to many, many awesome resources, I award you this barnstar with my thanks. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 18:46, 9 August 2012 (UTC)For your incredible work on the OTRS queue, helping to reduce the number of outstanding "quality" tickets. Thank you. Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 19:19, 21 August 2012 (UTC)For your great newsletter, The Olive Branch! I love it! Electric Catfish 21:05, 4 September 2012 (UTC) (courtesy of Steven Zhang who ported this over to me)For managing to stay cool and resolve the situation with the newsletter, despite throngs of angry torch and pitchfork-wielding Wikipedians angrily knocking at your door. Everyone screws up here from time to time. Sometimes it's a little screw up, sometimes it's a big one. Whichever one you feel this one was, I think you handled it in exemplary fashion. Trusilver 04:26, 5 September 2012 (UTC)Sir, Thank you for everything you do for/on Wiki and keep it Up...We all need your support...God Bless you..Cheers! Bharathiya (talk) 04:35, 5 September 2012 (UTC)Your sincerity in responding to complaints about matters regarding the notification to users about the new newsletter Wikipedia:Dispute Resolution Improvement Project/Newsletter that you created is commendable. Furthermore, thanks for taking the initiative to create the newsletter, and also the The Wikipedia Library. It's clear that your intentions are to improve Wikipedia. Northamerica1000(talk)Good job at staying cool and dealing with other editors' concerns, whether civilly expressed or otherwise. My hat's off to you. VanIsaacWS Vexcontribs 05:01, 6 September 2012 (UTC)I suspect you'll be getting a lot of wiki-love in the next several days as folks begin using their awesome new Questia accounts. Have a Bluegrass Barnstar from Wikipedia's resident Kentucky geek. I've already used Questia to buff and polish my next FAC. It is proving way more helpful than Highbeam, although I appreciate that one too. Keep up the amazing work in helping content creators get access to much-needed resources about lesser-known subjects. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 15:06, 19 September 2012 (UTC)As Acdixon gives the Kentucky barnstar, why not have the Baseball Barnstar as well for helping us in the Baseball Wikiproject have access to one of the sources we can. Secret account 07:24, 21 September 2012 (UTC)This one's for your judgement, kindness and generosity!!! Hi, I just wanna thank you personally for awarding me The Great Question Badge for my Question in the Teahouse!!! That was my 1st badge, not that I wanna collect loads of them, but the 1st means a lot... I was mistaken about senior editors, U guys are actually the nicest guys to deal with... I also wanted to know if you do take up User Adoption... Cause I was searching for one... Anyways, Thanks a lot, U made my Wikipedia experience a lot more meaningful!!!! Ajayupai95 (talk) 09:05, 7 February 2013 (UTC)Thanks again for appearing on the discussion panel at Social Media Week NYC; it was a great conversation and I'm glad you were part of it! WWB Too (Talk · COI) 13:01, 26 February 2013 (UTC) Hey Ocaasi! Your work at the Wikipedia Teahouse is really amazing! I hereby award you this Barnstar for your tireless efforts and also for you really deserve it! Thanks again and keep it up my bro! Thanks again. ;) Mediran (t • c) 09:05, 28 February 2013 (UTC) Thanks for everything! Tjanaka (talk) 19:23, 14 March 2013 (UTC) Thanks for the admin toolbar, which I have borrowed from you for my user page. Bearian (talk) 14:51, 19 March 2013 (UTC)Hello Ocaasi, Eduemoni has given you a shining smiling star! You see, these things promote WikiLove and hopefully this has made your day better. Spread the Edeumoni (talk)16:35, 20 March 2013 (UTC)For your ongoing efforts to rationalize Wikipedia's COI editing policy. Altering fundamental policy at Wikipedia is akin to trying to steer a glacier with a curling broom. You have put in an extraordinary amount of work in support of the most sensible effort to regularize COI editing and to thereby open it to scrutiny. I thank you for your continued work and wish you the best for the ultimate success of the effort. Carrite (talk) 22:12, 20 March 2013 (UTC) Thank you for your continued contributions especially the High Beam subscription project which has been of immense value to so many editors!! Keithbob Talk 20:01, 31 August 2013 (UTC)Thank you very much for your efforts to create TWA. It is both fun and useful for new wikipedians. Odeesi (talk) 15:22, 3 November 2013 (UTC)Hello Ocaasi, I saw that you have been doing some really nice work on Wikipedia, particularly on The Wikipedia Adventure, responding to comments with in minutes, and generally doing a great job; so thought that you deserved to be the inaugural recipient of the 'Really Nice View' award. Congratulations! Matty.007 21:01, 3 November 2013 (UTC)Thank you for informing the community about the passing of Jackson Peebles and helping ensure that his memory was honored. Perhaps it wasn't a pleasant job, but I'm glad you were willing to do it. AutomaticStrikeout (₵) – Rest in Peace, Jackson Peebles 20:28, 22 November 2013 (UTC)Thank you so much for your advice and patience! I really appreciate your help! Kwesifokuo (talk) 19:33, 14 December 2013 (UTC)Thanks for continuing to participate in the Individual Engagement Grants program, Ocaasi! I appreciate you lending your exuberant ideas and insight to the process, and for being a thoughtful grantee. Looking forward to what 2014 may bring! Siko (WMF) (talk) 00:41, 21 December 2013 (UTC)Ocaasi, I think you deserve the Writers Barnstar because of how much you put on here. But I have a question, how do I get Barnstars? To answer, go on my talk page and answer. Thanks! Unknown249 (talk) 21:30, 13 January 2014 (UTC)For your ongoing efforts to make useful tools like JSTOR etc. available to content creators. Your hard work is noticed and very much appreciated and has more effect on the content of the encyclopedia that you will ever realize. Carrite (talk) 03:40, 20 June 2014 (UTC)To Ocaasi, thank you for your comments at Yahoo Health. Axl ¤ [Talk] 20:06, 21 July 2014 (UTC)I've been editing WP for a while, but just tried out your Wikipedia Adventure in advance of doing a presentation to librarians on getting involved in WP. That's a great tutorial and I'll be sharing. Thanks! Hamaxides (talk) 18:54, 6 October 2014 (UTC)Your success in creating partnerships with publishers of high quality content is appreciated. Your work is essential! Happy Christmas JimRenge (talk) 21:18, 23 December 2014 (UTC)I would like to dedicate this Barnstar for your "Wikipedia Adventure Project". Dineshkumar Ponnusamy (talk) 14:26, 27 April 2015 (UTC)This Barnstar is Awarded for contributing to Wikipedia Adventure. I loved Wikipedia Adventure a lot thanks Dinnypaul (talk) 16:32, 28 October 2015 (UTC)Thank you for creating TWA! 333-blue 23:25, 29 February 2016 (UTC)Thank you for making the awesome Wikipedia Adventure, it was so lovely, I will show all new Wikipedia friends it when they join! :) TheMusicGirl (talk) 04:34, 23 June 2016 (UTC)Thank you so much for creating the Wikipedia adventure! I love it and it is so helpful! Elsa Enchanted (talk) 17:44, 4 April 2016 (UTC)For this truly brave and insightful Signpost op-ed. -- Euryalus (talk) 21:18, 28 May 2016 (UTC)
noob involved been around veteran seen it all older than the Cabal itself where did my life go? oh, have to go check my watchlist...

How to argue well
You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.
*You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement).
*You should mention anything you have learned from your target.
*Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism.
-Daniel Dennett

A few thoughts to remember, for online collaborators, or any collaborator, really

1. We are a community of very real people with deep emotions and human complexities.
2. We are deeply invested in our project, so much so it hurts us at times even if it is also a passion or refuge for many.
3. You never know what someone has been through, or is going through.
4. We all need help at some point. There is no shame in needing help, asking for help, or receiving help.
5. If you are ever feeling completely hopeless: Wait. Things really can get better. Talk to someone about it.
6. Mental health carries a powerful stigma. The more we are open about it, the less that weighs all of us down.
7. If we listen, we can learn from each other.
8. We need to be kind. This is a higher calling than civility, and entirely compatible with achieving our goals.
9. Our movement depends on its people. We are our most valuable resource.
10. We are not finished products. With time, space, support, and practice — people can, and do, grow and change.

  • "You see, Wikipedia brings people together. It brought me together. It just takes some time for everyone to get their heads on straight, before they can see that their lives too have a mission, and an [edit] button."

Journey of a Wikipedian

  • "So, does all this mean Wikipedia is perfect? Heck, no! What I mean is that it’s an excellent place not just to soak up the sum of all human knowledge, but also to learn how to conduct oneself in a society riven with conflict and ambiguity, where might sometimes seems to make right and in the end all one can really be certain about having the power to safeguard is one’s own integrity. Maybe that’s a dim view of the world, but when you consider all the bad things that happen every day, you know, getting into (and out of) an edit war on Wikipedia is a relatively safe and surprisingly practical way to learn some key lessons about life."

All I Really Needed to Know I Learned Editing Wikipedia

  • "The more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into a dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side."

Paulo Freire





Understanding WikipediaEdit

Understanding Wikipedia
"Wikipedia only works in practice. In theory, it could never work."
Understanding the vandal-fighting web

Wikipedia works because of how many people participate in creating and checking its pages. All changes go through a virtual filter--a gauntlet--of intelligent computer and human review. Thousands of people are constantly scouring new changes, and millions of readers keep an eye out for anything that seems off.

Because of this process, research studies have shown that Wikipedia is just as accurate as traditional encyclopedias, but its errors get fixed faster. We are living proof of the coders' motto that "With enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow". In other words, many hands make anything possible!

1. Edit filter (automatic pattern rejection)

2. CBNG (machine-learning artificial neural network bot)

3. Huggle, Igloo, Lupin's filtered list (human assisted regex/badwords)

4. STiki (cbng residual feed, missed vandalism, subtle vandalism--human assisted metadata and pattern based review)

5. Article watchlists, selective page and topic monitoring by users

6. Pending changes, live version delay, reviewed by autoconfirmed users

7. Semi-protection, prevents non-autoconfirmed users from editing

8. Full protection, prevents non-admins from editing

9. Official readers, journalists and subjects of articles who report mistakes in the news (not good!)

10. Random readers, millions of individuals who fix errors when they come upon them

Admin stuffEdit

Admin stuff to do

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It looks like they are filling in short summaries for episodes that don't have them. What am I missing? OhNoitsJamie Talk 13:21, 27 June 2019 (UTC)


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Not a violation of the username policy. Real names are permitted except when they imply that the editor is a specific living person they are not. Consider filing a report at the conflict of interest noticeboard. 331dot (talk) 10:18, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
Requests for page protection

Current requests for increase in protection levelEdit

Claudia SheinbaumEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – IP editors keep insisting that Sheinbaum's title should be "governor" instead of "mayor". I have explained multiple times in the edit summaries, and on the IPs' talk pages, that English RS translate her title "jefe de gobierno", as "mayor". signed, Rosguill talk 18:12, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Fully protected for a period of 3 days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. N.J.A. | talk 13:01, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Tejasvi SuryaEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Protection lapsed and IP vandalism re-started again; ultimately, this BLP has a controversial section which IPs attack. Britishfinance (talk) 19:22, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Not done warned user and currently not enough recent disruption to justify page protection. N.J.A. | talk 13:05, 27 June 2019 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – This page clocks over 10,000 page views because derivatives of its name are used by other illegal movies sites (but are unrelated to it); past protection has lapsed but we are back to non-stop attempts by IP/new users, to insert spam links to other illegal sites into the article. . Britishfinance (talk) 19:28, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Pending-changes protected for a period of 3 months, see how it goes, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. N.J.A. | talk 13:07, 27 June 2019 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent disruption, genre warring from multiple IPs from Maryland. Binksternet (talk) 20:51, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. N.J.A. | talk 13:11, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Eurovision Song Contest 2020Edit

Temporary semi-protection: - IP disruption as always.--BabbaQ (talk) 07:12, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Ishaq DarEdit

Indefinite extended confirmed: Persistent disruptive editing – Continuous disruption, maybe affiliated with the subject, removing neutral information. They continue to push their point. As his case is pending so I suggest protect it for indefinite period. Störm (talk) 08:25, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Password (film)Edit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – I don't know why to many ip address doing disruptive edit , Even, this article already adding Controversy. i think need to protect for this article few days. NahalAhmed (talk) 10:04, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

List of common misconceptionsEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Current revert warring involving IPs, no consensus reached on talk page. {{u|waddie96}} {talk} 11:52, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

This is a blatant attempt by Waddie96 to get his/her preferred version protected by preventing IPs from editing. Look at the article history and the four criteria for adding items to the article. There is no vandalism, and in fact there is a violation of a long-standing consensus for the article by Waddie96. Waddie96 has just as much obligation to change consensus on talk as others do to maintain consensus. There should be either no protection or full protection. Thanks. (talk) 14:48, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
@ Please quote the consensus you've mentioned above... {{u|waddie96}} {talk} 15:26, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
Open an edit window anywhere in the article and you'll see a banner at the top of the page so big you can see it from 20 feet away, and it has a big red stop sign and the words "READ THIS FIRST: Criteria for entries to this list" followed by "an item added to the list must at least fulfill the following", followed by the four criteria for inclusion of an item in the article. That banner was added by an administrator after the consensus was reached. Most people who bother to look and want to follow consensus can't miss it. Good luck finding it, and let us know if it's not there when you look. If you want to find the discussion of the consensus, you can find it in the archives, but again you have to be willing to find it. It goes back quite a few years, and a consensus does not expire unless it is changed by another consensus discussion. There's a very good reason the four criteria were established. The article has a long, ugly history of everyone and his brother adding their favorite misconception that most people never heard of, to the point that the article was massively bloated with crap (e.g., misconception that Jews can only have sex through a hole in the sheet; misconception that a duck's quack doesn't echo; etc. etc. etc., none of which were sourced to be common misconception). The article is still a crap magnet, but better than it was years ago. If you want to make an exception to the existing consensus (the four inclusion criteria), you must discuss on the talk page and wait for consensus. That's the way it works around here. (talk) 22:22, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Pokémon (anime)Edit

Indefinite semi-protection: Long-term, persistent vandalism and disruption. Both articles of the franchise and video game series are semi-protected indefinitely, with this article having a much messier protection log history than the latter. QuestFour (talk) 14:49, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 15:48, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Dog the Bounty HunterEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – Persistent unsourced death claims. - FlightTime (open channel) 16:53, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Duane ChapmanEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – Persistent unsourced death claims. - FlightTime (open channel) 16:54, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Axl RoseEdit

Pending changes. ___CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 17:23, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Dental extractionEdit

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Interstellarity T 🌟 17:31, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Beth ChapmanEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. CLCStudent (talk) 17:40, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 06:41, 27 June 2019 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing and vandalism. Addition of totally unsourced information and pictures that do not relate to the article at all. Kindlyanswer (talk) 18:40, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: This user who requested protection has been blocked.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 12:29, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Håkon Wium LieEdit

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Request full protection for a few days to force content dispute onto talk page. Captain Eek Edits Ho Cap'n! 19:40, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Darling FoundryEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of linkfarm of over 120 refs (over 20K of material) that lead back to the article subject. IP User notified but keeps at it.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 21:38, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

21 BridgesEdit

Semi-protection: Constant removal of sourced material. TropicAces (talk) 22:00, 26 June 2019 (UTC)tropicAces

Deez Nuts (politician)Edit

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism since being unprotected in March. Anne drew (talk) 22:21, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Kalvin PhillipsEdit

Semi-protection: BLP policy violations. Adam9007 (talk) 23:55, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

2019 FIFA Women's World CupEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Several IPs adding disruptive statements/vandalism. This is a high-profile current event so should already have semi-protection at a minimum. — Jkudlick ⚓ t ⚓ c ⚓ s 00:01, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

List of the oldest living peopleEdit

Indefinite Semi-protection: Persistent IP vandalism that takes the form of death hoaxes or blatantly unwarranted inclusions, and sometimes page blanking. The death hoaxes are serious WP:BLP violations. This article has been semi-protected for a period of months many times, but once it runs out this same vandalism reoccurs every time. Newshunter12 (talk) 01:28, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Smile PreCure!Edit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Constantly under attack from trolling IPs and sockpuppets. Please protect for one month or longer. Sk8erPrince (talk) 01:31, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to already be protected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 02:08, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Suite PreCureEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Same issue as the Smile PreCure! article. Article is constantly smeared by a sockpuppet and trolling IPs. Please also protect this for at least a month. Sk8erPrince (talk) 01:34, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

The Rising of the Shield HeroEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – IPs keep adding in unsourced info; either that, or the article was constantly smeared. Please protect for a month. Sk8erPrince (talk) 01:37, 27 June 2019 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Repeated addition of non-notable individual. SpicyMilkBoy (talk) 01:44, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Krépin DiattaEdit

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent disruptive editing – Out of hand disruption and vandalism. Semi-protection acceptable as well if not extended. James-the-Charizard (talk) 02:00, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Fresh Pretty Cure!Edit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Same issue as the other Precure articles above. Please protect for one month. Sk8erPrince (talk) 02:08, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Futari wa Pretty CureEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Same issue as the other Precure articles above. Please protect for one month. Sk8erPrince (talk) 02:08, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

The Day AfterEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Repeated vandalism changing fictional chronology to 1989 from 1983. AldezD (talk) 02:18, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Hurricane FlorenceEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. B dash (talk) 02:49, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Gotse DelchevEdit

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. Jingiby (talk) 03:40, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Money in the Bank (2019)Edit

Semi-protection: Unsourced changes by IP editors. StaticVapor message me! 04:25, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Drew McIntyreEdit

Semi-protection: Unsourced changes and vandalism by IP editors. Page has been protected three times in the last 12 months. StaticVapor message me! 04:29, 27 June 2019 (UTC)


Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Repeated efforts by SPAs to add promotional content and remove sourced content. PamD 05:28, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Viktor ProkopenyaEdit

Temporary full protection: Persistent disruptive editing, persistent vandalism – Article has been subject to recent edit warring. Requesting full protection to maintain sensible edits and stop an edit war. OlgaSvetlova (talk) 07:58, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Larry SangerEdit

Full protection: Persistent bias misleading content. For example, see "and controversially accused the Wikimedia Foundation of hosting child pornography..."[1] I expect the edit history to be deleted. QuackGuru (talk) 08:27, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Sepp van den BergEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – A lot of unhelpful edits. JMHamo (talk) 09:15, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Already protected by administrator GiantSnowman. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 11:47, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Michael Gough (cricketer)Edit

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – BLP under attack from multiple IPs. David Brooks (talk) 10:59, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Beat me to it! Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 11:00, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
Semi-protected for a period of two weeks, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 11:46, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Marché du FilmEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Attempts from a registered user account and an IP geolocating to Paris to turn the article into Marché du Film's about-page. . Sam Sailor 12:21, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Draft:Agrahyah TechnologiesEdit

Indefinite move protection: Page title dispute/move warring – Possible socking and UPE. The subject is not independently notable and the creator possibly an undisclosed paid editor not interested to follow the AfC process. If possible please protect the title in mainspace as well. Thank you. GSS (talk|c|em) 12:29, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

User talk:CLCStudentEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. CLCStudent (talk) 13:03, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 60 days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. N.J.A. | talk 13:10, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Kurdish languagesEdit

Semi-protection: Persistent (months-long) vandalism by adding cherrypicked sources and removing scholarly references that do not align with the editors' personal beliefs. --Ahmedo Semsurî (talk) 13:31, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection levelEdit

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

Template:Infobox time zone UTCEdit

I think we should unlock this template on 1 August this year because I think Primefac has accidentally locked this template because I didn’t know that I used edit warring so I’m really sorry that I used edit warring when I put my previous changes down and I promise I will not use edit warring again when I put my changes down next time. Lachlb (talk) 12:35, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Question: Have you discussed this with the protecting administrator? Malcolmxl5 (talk) 16:12, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

I left the protecting administrator a note regarding why we should unlock the template and I have also left a message on the talk page of the template regarding this issue. Lachlb (talk) 03:10, 27 June 2019 (UTC)


Unprotection: No need to protect this redirect. 2001:16A2:54AD:4600:34BC:7D96:9104:EE19 (talk) 15:20, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Question: Have you discussed this with the protecting administrator? Malcolmxl5 (talk) 16:09, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
@Malcolmxl5: NawlinWiki's last admin action was in 2017. It's not even marked {{R fully protected}} and was protected in in 2008. –MJLTalk 19:57, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Computing and friendsEdit

Unprotection: I am requesting that the move protection be removed from these pages. These pages are currently redirects. I am requesting these pages have their move protection so that I, as a page mover, can move several subpages in one go from their respective "Wikipedia:Reference desk archive" counterparts in one go in an effort to marry the subpages with the current names of their appropriate parent pages. Unless the seven pages I'm requesting having their protection removed can be moved away from their current titles temporarily, they block the ability to move the subpages in one go. (The protecting administrator, RockMFR, has not edited in over three months; so, at this point, I have yet to contact them. However, they were pinged when I linked their user page in the previous sentence.) Steel1943 (talk) 22:53, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: One or more pages in this request appear to have already been unprotected. Please confirm.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 23:05, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
    • Cyberbot I is wrong. The pages are still move protected as of this moment. Steel1943 (talk) 23:07, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon MaidEdit

Unprotection: Reposting this as it appears the previous request was not acted on; as mentioned before, article was semi'd for three years due to disruption. There have been some episodes of vandalism, but the protection prior to the current one was only for a few weeks. So I wonder if it was possible to shorten the current one to a few months at most. The protecting admin (Materialscientist) did not respond to a message I left on their talk page. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:09, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

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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. ~~~~

Handled requestsEdit

A rolling archive of the last seven days of protection requests can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Rolling archive.

Protected edit requests

3 protected edit requests
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Hsiung Feng III (request) 2019-06-24 15:02 Fully protected, expires 2019-07-01 at 10:12:29 UTC (log) Protected by CambridgeBayWeather on 2019-06-24: "Edit warring / content dispute"
List of concentration and internment camps (request) 2019-06-26 18:25 Fully protected, expires 2019-06-29 at 20:28:53 UTC (log) Protected by El C on 2019-06-22: "Edit warring / content dispute"
MediaWiki:Histlegend (request) 2019-06-27 09:30 MediaWiki page (log)
Updated as needed. Last updated: 09:33, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
19 template-protected edit requests
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Template:Refideas (request) 2019-06-06 21:49 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
Module:Old XfD multi (request) 2019-06-11 06:32 Template-protected (log) From Module:Old AfD multi: Protected by Mr. Stradivarius on 2015-07-07: "High-risk Lua module"
Template:Country data United States (request) 2019-06-14 18:33 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Infobox sportsperson (request) 2019-06-18 19:22 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mark Arsten on 2013-10-18: "Allowing Protected Template editors"
Template:Country data Denmark (request) 2019-06-20 08:25 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-19: "allow template editors to modify"
Template:Infobox religious building/color (request) 2019-06-21 09:30 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 4000+ transclusions"
Template:Infobox spaceflight (request) 2019-06-21 21:12 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 2000+ transclusions"
User:DeltaQuad/UAA/Blacklist (request) 2019-06-22 02:13 Template-protected (log) Modified by DeltaQuad on 2016-02-12: "we are going to try letting template editors edit"
Template:Infobox golfer (request) 2019-06-24 14:32 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 2000+ transclusions"
Template:Post-nominals/CAN (request) 2019-06-26 10:27 Template-protected (log) Modified by Primefac on 2018-02-23: "high-risk template with 2000+ transclusions"
Template:WikiProject Rivers (request) 2019-06-26 17:53 Template-protected (log) Modified by WOSlinker on 2013-10-17: "allow template editors to modify"
Module:Portal/images/b (request) 2019-06-27 03:48 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mr. Stradivarius on 2013-11-24: "High-risk Lua module: allow template editors"
Module:Portal/images/c (request) 2019-06-27 03:48 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mr. Stradivarius on 2013-11-24: "High-risk Lua module: allow template editors"
Module:Portal/images/m (request) 2019-06-27 03:48 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mr. Stradivarius on 2013-11-24: "High-risk Lua module: allow template editors"
Module:Portal/images/p (request) 2019-06-27 03:48 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mr. Stradivarius on 2013-11-24: "High-risk Lua module: allow template editors"
Module:Portal/images/r (request) 2019-06-27 03:48 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mr. Stradivarius on 2013-11-24: "High-risk Lua module: allow template editors"
Module:Portal/images/s (request) 2019-06-27 03:48 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mr. Stradivarius on 2013-11-24: "High-risk Lua module: allow template editors"
Module:Portal/images/t (request) 2019-06-27 03:48 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mr. Stradivarius on 2013-11-24: "High-risk Lua module: allow template editors"
Module:Portal/images/w (request) 2019-06-27 03:48 Template-protected (log) Modified by Mr. Stradivarius on 2013-11-24: "High-risk Lua module: allow template editors"
Updated as needed. Last updated: 03:50, 27 June 2019 (UTC)


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