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Requests for page protection

This page is for requesting that a page, file or template be fully protected, create protected (salted), extended confirmed protected, semi-protected, added to pending changes, move-protected, template protected, upload protected (file-specific), or unprotected. Please read up on the protection policy. Full protection is used to stop edit warring between multiple users or to prevent vandalism to high-risk templates; semi-protection and pending changes are usually used only to prevent IP and new user vandalism (see the rough guide to semi-protection); and move protection is used to stop page-move wars. Extended confirmed protection is used where semi-protection has proved insufficient (see the rough guide to extended confirmed protection)

After a page has been protected, the protection is listed in the page history and logs with a short description indicating why it was protected, and the article is listed on Special:Protectedpages. Further discussion should take place on the Talk page of the article. In the case of full protection due to edit warring, admins do not revert to specific versions of the page, except to get rid of obvious vandalism.


If you would like to request to have a page protected, have a page's existing protection level lowered or raised, or would like to submit an edit request for a protected page, please follow these steps (note: if you enable the Twinkle gadget for your Wikipedia account, this process can be largely automated for you):

  1. If you are requesting unprotection, the correct protocol is to ask the protecting administrator first for unprotection (the admin's user account name can be found in the page's edit history). If for any reason he or she is unresponsive, unwilling, or unable to lower protection then you may list your request on this page.
  2. Add a level 3 header (i.e. === [[Example title]] ===) with the exact title of the page you would like (un)protected. If the page is not in the article namespace, include the namespace prefix (e.g. Template:Example template or User:Example user). Place your request at the bottom of either the protection or unprotection list, depending on the nature of your request. Please make sure you have spelled the name of the article properly; a common error stems from mistaken requests for the protection of redirects, particularly capitalised ones (Twinkle can make sure this never happens to you!)
  3. Place the pagelinks template below the header, in the form of * {{pagelinks|Example title}} (note the asterisk).
  4. If you are requesting protection, write the type of request (full protection, semi-protection, pending changes, move protection) and a brief reason for your request below your header.
  5. Please do not add arbitrary requests for a protection expiry time to your request, or request indefinite protection arbitrarily.
    • If there is a reason for a page to be protected for a certain amount of time, such as protecting a user talk page until the user is unblocked, please make this clear.
    • If you are requesting indefinite semi-protection or pending changes, be aware that it is only applied to articles with endemic and endless vandalism problems which multiple increasing periods of temporary semi-protection or pending changes have failed to stop.
    • Note that different expiry times can be set for edit- and for move-protections— thus, an article can, for example, be semi-edit-protected for a week and also fully-move-protected indefinitely.
  6. Sign your request with four tildes ~~~~ and click Publish changes.
  • Note: editors should not consider requesting page protection as a method for continuing an argument from elsewhere nor as a venue for starting a new discussion regarding article content. If a request contains excessive argument, appears to be intended to resolve a content dispute, includes personal attacks or uncivil comments, or has any other unrelated discussion, it will be removed from this page and no action will be taken.
For single page requests
=== [[Example Article Name]] ===
* {{pagelinks|Example Article Name}}
'''Semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~
=== [[Template:Example Template Name]] ===
* {{pagelinks|Template:Example Template Name}}
'''Reduction in protection level:''' From full protection to template editor protection. ~~~~
For multiple page requests with the same criteria
=== Short descriptive header ===
* {{pagelinks|Wikipedia:Example Page Name 1}}
* {{pagelinks|Wikipedia:Example Page Name 2}}
'''Temporary semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~
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Administrator instructions


Current requests for increase in protection levelEdit

Talk:Legacies (TV series)Edit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – For the same reasons as the Legacies (TV series) request above. Amaury • 03:15, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Editor is embarrassing themselves about not knowing how dynamic IPs work. No reason provided to protect a talk page. (talk) 07:35, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
  Declined Article page protected by another admin, but in regard to the talk page editors must act calmly and civilly to resolve the dispute there or they may be blocked. If this is not working use dispute resolution. N.J.A. | talk 13:34, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
Agreed. This does not include declaring who can and cannot discuss, and what can and cannot be discussed. As a contributor to the discussion, a editor has no position to close a discussion and silence other contributors, just because they personally disagree and cannot site any policy or guideline when requested. They do not own the article or the talk page. (talk) 00:22, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

OK ComputerEdit

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent disruptive editing – Edit warring from Netherland IPs. Binksternet (talk) 13:44, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

  Declined. I don't see any need for protection. There seems to be some misunderstandings and discussing it on the talk page would be sensible. The newer user has started a conversation. I suggest you post there with a calm description of what the issue is. Yaris678 (talk) 12:04, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

No, No, No (Destiny's Child song)Edit

Temporary extended confirmed: Persistent disruptive editing – Disruption from multiple Dutch IPs. Binksternet (talk) 14:13, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Avianca Brasil S.A.Edit

High-protection: High level of IP vandalism. Please lock the page immediately for one week until the justice decide if still existing company operates again or not. The several Saudi Arabian users, which are same person, extinguish company too soon. Thanks -- (talk) 18:34, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Kamma (caste)Edit

Extended confirmed: Persistent sockpuppetry – This page has been a target by several sock puppets over the years. This definitely needs an extended protection. Sharkslayer87 (talk) 23:37, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

  Already protected by administrator EdJohnston. MelanieN (talk) 03:26, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

*Automated comment: @MelanieN: One or more pages in this request have not been protected.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 03:40, 17 June 2019 (UTC) Wrong again, bot. -- MelanieN (talk) 04:03, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

List of generation VIII PokémonEdit

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. L ke (talk) 00:44, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Jack & JackEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. S0091 (talk) 02:42, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

William Lane CraigEdit

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Request full protection for about one week to get moderated discussion started. Robert McClenon (talk) 03:19, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Sun TV (India)Edit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – IP editor continuing to make disruptive edits despite blocks and previous protection . Ravensfire (talk) 03:21, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

WEEI-related articlesEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism by an IP venting about their personal views about Boston sports radio personnel moves. Nate (chatter) 03:26, 17 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 06:56, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Musunuri NayakasEdit

Semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry. Sharkslayer87 (talk) 03:59, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

  User(s) blocked. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 06:34, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Wei Zhao (computer scientist)Edit

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations – Repeatedly unsourced edits to BLP by multiple IPs. Zanhe (talk) 05:49, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Malankara Orthodox Syrian ChurchEdit

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Unknown IP address users are causing problems continuously... . Stalin Sunny Talk2Me 06:48, 17 June 2019 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Increased IP vandalism with BLP violations. Was previously proected last month for the same reason, but has increased since the start of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 07:20, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Ojamajo DoremiEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – by trolling new users. Likely the same sockpuppeteer as before. Article is vandalized almost immediately after the previous protection expired. Suggest protection period of 1 month or more. Sk8erPrince (talk) 08:01, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

SummerSlam (2019)Edit

Semi-protection: Unsourced edits and other disruptive edits. StaticVapor message me! 08:21, 17 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.
  • Requests to downgrade full protection to template protection on templates and modules can be directed straight here; you do not need to ask the protecting admin first.
  • Requests for removing create protection on redlinked articles are generally assisted by having a draft version of the intended article prepared beforehand.
  • If you want to make spelling corrections or add uncontroversial information to a protected page please add {{Edit fully-protected}} to the article's talk page, along with an explanation of what you want to add to the page. If the talk page is protected please use the section below.

Check the rolling archive if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

Current requests for edits to a protected pageEdit

Ideally, requests should be made on the article talk page rather than here.

  • Unless the talk page itself is protected, you may instead add the appropriate template among {{Edit protected}}, {{Edit template-protected}}, {{Edit extended-protected}}, or {{Edit semi-protected}} to the article's talk page if you would like to make a change rather than requesting it here. Doing so will automatically place the page in the appropriate category for the request to be reviewed.
  • Where requests are made due to the editor having a conflict of interest (COI; see Wikipedia:Suggestions for COI compliance), the {{request edit}} template should be used.
  • Requests to move move-protected pages should be made at Wikipedia:Requested moves, not here.
  • If the discussion page and the article are both protected preventing you from making an edit request, this page is the right place to make that request. Please see the top of this page for instructions on how to post requests.
  • This page is not for continuing or starting discussions regarding content should both an article and its discussion page be protected. Please make a request only if you have a specific edit you wish to make.

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.