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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

R44 (New York City Subway car)Edit

Temporary semi-protection: IP reverting established templates despite hidden comments instructing not to replace such templates. Mtattrain (talk) 00:18, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

  Declined @Mtattrain: It appears to only be one IP and I left a warning at User talk: Please notify me if the problem continues. Re article talk, ideally you would post a section briefly explaining what the hidden comment in the article says. Johnuniq (talk) 10:14, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
> Understood, thank you though. Mtattrain (talk) 15:00, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Swami ChinmayanandEdit

Semi-protection: BLP policy violations – Person is rape accused and hence people are adding consistently negative details about him without any source. . Harshil want to talk? 07:55, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Deon SwiggsEdit

Semi-protection: High level of vandalism from a new user. Frequent vandalism in past. Will be more frequent in future Damobdotboss (talk) 08:59, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Trial of 6ix9ineEdit

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Hydromania (talk) 09:15, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

The Three Little PigsEdit

Temporary pending changes: Persistent vandalism. Epistulae ad Familiares (talk) 11:19, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

List of galaxiesEdit

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Please block the editors involved in the wave of brutal vandalism. --Bageense(disc.) 11:38, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

James C. McConvilleEdit

Semi-protection: Persistent IP vandalism/disruptive edits. Abraham, B.S. (talk) 12:32, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Courage World TourEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Persistent disruptive editing by anonymous editors, by way of adding in unverifiable information, and violation of MOS:ACCESSIBILITY and MOS:DONTHIDE. livelikemusic talk! 12:40, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Ruby RiottEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – IPs changing section header and instructions. I told them to raise their problem in the talk, but don't seem interested. Fylindfotberserk (talk) 12:47, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Adrian BellaniEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Repeated addition of improperly sourced info to a BLP. — TAnthonyTalk 14:19, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

School strike for climateEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – IP disruption, especially these past couple of days . May need Arbitration DS here. IanDBeacon (talk) 15:34, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Big Gay Ice CreamEdit

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. (talk) 16:22, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Afrihealth TVEdit

Indefinite create protection: Repeatedly recreated – Needs to be salted, subject does not meet and will not meet GNG in the near future and every article till now has been a directory listing-type prose. qedk (t c) 16:33, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

User talk:BonadeaEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Seems to be a reoccurring issue here. IanDBeacon (talk) 16:40, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

James J. BraddockEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – IP vandalism today. Dharmalion76 (talk) 17:22, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Bill SkarsgårdEdit

Temporary Semi-protection: - IP vandalism straight after protection ended. Same removal of content.--BabbaQ (talk) 17:23, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Democracy IndexEdit

Semi-protection: --- Long-term IP disruption. The updated index is only published once per year so there is no reason for this ongoing disruption. -- Somedifferentstuff (talk) 17:25, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Alvin and the ChipmunksEdit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism from various IPs and editors. Lupin VII (talk) 17:27, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

The Truth Is (Alexandra Burke album)Edit

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Short-term non-confirmed disruptive editing from socks. -- LuK3 (Talk) 17:29, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Kavin (actor)Edit

Temporary move-protection: Persistent vandalism – Possibly move protection, pursuant to recent vandal page moves?. Begoon 17:57, 20 September 2019 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Vandalism and unsourced changes by IPs. StaticVapor message me! 18:24, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection levelEdit

Mobile Legends: Bang BangEdit

Remove Semi-protection: Theres many verifications needed to be updated or published on this article, the vandal is already deemed inactive, and Ip editors are willing to improve this popular game, thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:45, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

  Note: Pinging protecting admin @El C: Airplaneman (talk) 06:26, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
  Question: deemed inactive by whom? Why is this request unsigned? El_C 06:28, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
Searched page edit history, added by IP. robertsky (talk) 07:17, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
@El C: It's me, I usually dont know how to sign, you might/already know me from Yazidism, The guy who vandalizes articles has been deemed inactive, it is good to let ip/us users edit the page.
You sign by typing four tildes (~~~~). Anyway, you keep saying deemed inactive — again, by whom? El_C 07:35, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
@El C:, the guy who keeps vabdalizing the page.
Why are you still not signing your comments? Anyway, there seems to be a language barrier, perhaps. I'm asking who has deemed the disruptive account inactive — your answer is a bit of a non-sequitur. El_C 07:41, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
@El C: I've blocked the IP as a blatantly active sock on a proxy. My suggestion, FWIW, is to decline. -- zzuuzz (talk) 07:44, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

─────────────────────────  Declined. Either the LTA has not been vandalizing the page anymore due to it having been protected, or they have otherwise gone inactive. I'm unable to tell which at this time, but am opting to keep the article at its protection level, for now. In a while, I may test the waters and reduce the protection further (and then a while later, further yet), but not yet. El_C 07:52, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

2019 Formula One World ChampionshipEdit

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?-- (talk) 12:58, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: @ 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 13:09, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
@Chetsford: Any thoughts? Lectonar (talk) 13:52, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

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.