Wikipedia:Requests for page protection

Requests for page protection

This page is for requesting that a page, file or template be protected. 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 pagemove revert 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.

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.

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Place requests for new or upgrading pending changes, semi-protection, full protection, move protection, create protection, template editor protection, or upload protection at the BOTTOM of this section. Check the archive of fulfilled and denied requests or, failing that, the page history if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

2023 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Continuous IP disruption and vandalism. The counting of votes is undergoing but IPs keep adding wrong information and jumping the gun with edits. Requesting semi protection for 48 hours. Dhruv edits (talk) 06:23, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. FMSky (talk) 11:06, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UEFA Euro 2024 broadcasting rights

Request for Semi-protection: There has a IP user doing disruptive editing with the page and the page sources, I dont think that he is acting with bad faith, but to avoid edit wars and to affect registred users works and edits, can you put semi-protection in the page so only registred users can edit, please? Meganinja202 (talk) 11:23, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arthur Morgan (Red Dead)

Reason: Almost all of the recent contributions to Morgan's entry have been vandalism, mostly by IPs. Moshe1022 (talk) 11:57, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cultural impact of Taylor Swift

Request for Semi-protectio : Unregistered user's have been tampering the page with incorrect references, which have been causing edit conflicts. It will be great if you can input semi-protection In the page, which will make it easy for easy for registered user to edit without problems. Yotrages (talk) 12:58, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Note: I fixed the formatting of the bolding due to it using speech marks as opposed to apostrophes. Zippybonzo | talk | contribs (he|she|they) 13:03, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Robert Trujillo

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – Hopping IP persistent unsourced ethnicity changes. - FlightTime (open channel) 15:02, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current requests for reduction in protection level

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2023 Israel–Hamas war

I would like to request that "making this the deadliest war for children in modern times" be removed from the lead for failing verification. Of the four citations appended to that sentence only the article from Al-Jazeera addresses that claim, said article makes clear that more children have died in other modern conflicts, specifically in Syria and in Afghanistan, and the phrasing seems to be based off of an assumption from the article headline that is not explicitly stated in the article's text. More than that the sentence itself is unclear as it doesn't distinguish what timeframe encompasses "modern times". Either way for the verification problem it's unfit for the article and the sentence should simply end after stating the number of children killed. XeCyranium (talk) 00:09, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Automated comment: @XeCyranium: 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 00:13, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Removed malformed wikilink (squiggly brackets are for templates). It duplicated the link of the subheader, and was causing Multiline HTML table in list errors. No other action taken, leaving request for another user to consider. Zinnober9 (talk) 00:37, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for fixing that. XeCyranium (talk) 02:13, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

An additional source (ITV) has been added which states in its own voice "Gaza has become, in just one month, the deadliest conflict for children this century.." which would seem to resolve the issue.Selfstudier (talk) 19:51, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I appreciate that, thank you. Though I would be somewhat concerned about including it if the Al-Jazeera source came to a different conclusion, though not having seen the other maybe it's just a difference in when they were published. XeCyranium (talk) 21:47, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm sorry but after reading that source I still think the claim as it stands in the article should be phrased differently to align with the source. The ITV source says it is deadliest modern conflict in how quickly children have been killed. I feel like if it's left at "deadliest" without qualifier it's akin to saying this conflict has caused the greatest number of child deaths, not that the rate of death is higher than in previous conflicts. Hopefully with the truce there won't be any more deaths and it can remain below being the deadliest in terms of numbers. XeCyranium (talk) 21:55, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That would be too much detail for a lead sentence and we shouldn't include lengthy quotes in the lead either. I could add a quotation to the ref if you like, then it would at least be in popup. Selfstudier (talk) 13:25, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think the statement as it stands now is reflective of the sources attached. XeCyranium (talk) 23:35, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User talk:Future Perfect at Sunrise/Archive 12

to fix links in links lint error, please change

[ Estonia - restored and improved (copy-violation issue removal) article (permission to do so was given by the user [[User talk:BanRay|talk]] who has been observing the process)]


[ Estonia - restored and improved (copy-violation issue removal) article (permission to do so was given by the user who has been observing the process)]

This is my actual request in this case. It does remove one word, "talk", which doesn't make sense here. If there is a sense that it is improper to remove the word "talk" even though it makes no sense, then do it this way:

[ Estonia - restored and improved (copy-violation issue removal) article (permission to do so was given by the user talk who has been observing the process)]

Anomalocaris (talk) 07:04, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Infobox casualties made from unreliable source

"The Palestinian death toll from Israeli ongoing aggression on the Gaza Strip has climbed to more than 15,000 since Oct. 7 after dozens of them were recovered from under the rubble or evacuated from the streets, the Government Media Office (GMO) revealed in a press conference on Monday evening."

This source quotes Hamas authorities directly via their "GMO". In addition the source site has been considered " the leading gateway site in Hamas' online propaganda network of twenty websites. They argue that the PIC's content and news coverage is primarily oriented towards Hamas's ideology and history.[2]". Source, Mozes, Tomer; Weimann, Gabriel (2010). "The E-Marketing Strategy of Hamas". Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. 33 (3): 213–214. doi:10.1080/10576100903555762. S2CID 111124697.

The number of civilian Palestinian dead in the infobox must be given reliable and neutral sources (that means nothing originating from Hamas statements) or it should be removed entirely. Adonnus (talk) 08:12, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Between 7 October and 19 November, over 12,700 fatalities were reported by the Gaza MoH, which then stopped reporting directly due to the collapse of many hospitals. Since then, the Gaza Government Media Office (GMO) reported more than 2,300 additional fatalities, bringing the cumulative toll to over 15,000 by 2 December, including 6,150 children and more than 4,000 women. The GMO’s methodology is not known."
These are the best figures available, the Gaza MoH figures were considered as generally reliable until they were unable to provide figures due to Israeli attacks. Personally I don't believe that we should just stop reporting these figures in the absence of evidence that they are unreliable and the 13 year old source given is not such evidence.
In any event, this is a matter for resolution by consensus and that is not going to happen here. It will need to be raised by an EC editor and resolved there. Selfstudier (talk) 10:18, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2023 Israel–Hamas war

Change number of displaced Palestinians in the infobox to 1.8 million in accordance with latest OCHA estimates ( Djehuty98 (talk) 14:08, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done Toadette (Happy holiday!) 15:00, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Handled requests

A historical archive of previous protection requests can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Archive.