Wikipedia:Main Page/Commons media protection
Read the instructions in their entirety before proceeding.In the interest of preventing high-profile vandalism, it's important that this procedure be handled properly. Please don't use this page unless you're 100% certain that you understand how it functions. Raise any questions or concerns on the talk page.
To trigger cascading protection of a Commons media file, add its name to the list below. Use the following format: File:Example.jpg | Description
Please note that the protection will not take effect instantly. Do not transclude a file on the main page until confirming that KrinkleBot has transcluded it at Commons:Auto-protected files/wikipedia/en. This typically occurs within minutes, but it could take longer.
When adding a new image, do not remove the previous file from the list. Keeping it in the list ensures that it remains protected and ready to reuse if its replacement is removed from the main page.