Wikipedia:Requests for page protection

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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 level[edit]

Guangzhou Nanfang International School[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Rlin8 (··📧) 06:53, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Declined, this outburst has stopped, apologies for not reacting on time.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:06, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

2019 MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

  • 2019 MTV Video Music Awards (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)
  • Semi-protection: There appears to be an editing war regarding who is hosting the awards this year. I could find no media source announcing the host yet. The 50+ changes go back and forth for the last few days. I recommend rolling back to the creation page in April (every edit after that has changed the host names).

Thank you!Orville1974 (talk) 15:59, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: @Orville1974: 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 16:09, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Done DlohCierekim 20:23, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Note: duplicated below DlohCierekim 20:23, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Brand Liaison[edit]

Temporary create protection: Repeatedly recreated – COI/UPE editor recreating article. qedk (t c) 17:35, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Note: It's only been twice and both deletions were CSD's so we generally give them a chance to repair. Left them my standard CSD notice directing them to AfC. If that doesn't work, we can create protect. DlohCierekim 20:33, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Brexit Party[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Vandalism by multiple anonymous users. Count Count (talk) 19:27, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 3 months, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. DlohCierekim 20:20, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Note: reinstated newly expired DlohCierekim 20:20, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Erica Fernandes[edit]

Semi-protection (permanent): Vandalism by IP editors. There are a lot of edit waring by ip sock users same who vandalise Dipika Kakar User talk: 20:31, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. DlohCierekim 20:12, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Note: No edits since may15 DlohCierekim 20:12, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Naya Raipur[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent disruptive edits and vandalism by user (unresponsive to reverts and warnings). Gotitbro (talk) 20:32, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Not done The user concerned is auto-confirmed so semi-protection is not useful here though I am tempted to move protect given the history of page moves. Will watchlist. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 08:46, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Featherston prisoner of war camp[edit]

Temporary pending changes: Persistent vandalism. Thomas Westerlaken (talk) 22:15, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 08:47, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

d=== Niagara Falls ===

Indefinite pending changes: Persistent vandalism – keeps getting vandalized, is checked regularly enough to have changes pending. Unable to keep up with all the vandalism. Thomas Westerlaken (talk) 22:58, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 1 month, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. DlohCierekim 11:23, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Pending-changes protected indefinitely. DlohCierekim 11:23, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Note: Vandalism is low intensity but persistent. DlohCierekim 11:23, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Erik Grendel[edit]

Pending-changes: Constant addition of unverified youth national teams stats without providing any source by IP addresses:[1],[2],[3][4].--Oleola (talk) 23:07, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Pending-changes protected DlohCierekim 11:25, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Ibrahima Thiam[edit]

Pending-changes: Constant forgery of statistics from IP addresses[5][6][7]--Oleola (talk) 23:10, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Homer Davenport[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. S0091 (talk) 23:42, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Gerald McCoy[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Vandalism, unsourced edits. If You Ain't First, You're Last! (talk) 23:42, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Tati Westbrook[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. CLCStudent (talk) 00:36, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Frankston, Texas[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Triila73 (talk) 01:44, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 09:00, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Redmi Note 7 Pro[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Too many user add ads onto the page. C933103 (talk) 04:23, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

The Usos[edit]

Semi-protection: Vandalism and unsourced edits to a BLP. StaticVapor message me! 07:09, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Danish royalty[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Block evasion by User:Qais13. Celia Homeford (talk) 07:19, 21 May 2019 (UTC)


Indefinite Salt Repeatedly recreated – Per Osman Mir: Repeatedly recreated and repeatedly CSD'd. No recent recreation here, but due to recent recreation on Osman Mir I think a protection here is prophylactic. Optakeover(U)(T)(C) 07:32, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

2019 French Open – Women's Singles[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – High level of IP vandalism. Mac6v5 (talk) 07:55, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Titus O'Neil[edit]

Semi-protection: Vandalism and unsourced edits to a BLP. StaticVapor message me! 08:04, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Nipsey Hussle[edit]

Semi-protection: Vandalism and unsourced edits. This page has needed non-stop protection since the subjects death in March. Requesting we can get a few months of protection this time maybe. StaticVapor message me! 08:08, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of two months, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 09:05, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Bradley Grayson[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Horst Hof (talk) 09:15, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 11:16, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Laiye Je Yaarian[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – The article is currently hub for IPs vandalism and disruptive editing. . SangrurUser (talk) 09:42, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Dean Stokes[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – High level of IP and new user vandalism over the last month. Britishfinance (talk) 10:44, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 11:04, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Semi-protected for a period of one month, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 11:04, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Chandra Currelley-Young[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Recurring vandalism by 2601:900:8200:8315:*. Sjö (talk) 10:45, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of two weeks, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 11:11, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection level[edit]

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.


Reduce to semi-protected: This was indefinitely full-protected in 2006 with no indication as to why in the log, nor apparent from any comments made by that admin in their contributions from that day other than this revert of some silly one-time vandalism. That admin was desysopped and has been inactive since 2008, and so can't be contacted. There was an AfD Masculinism discussion that generally preferred a redirect, where it was thought to be a misspelling, but we do not normally indefinitely protect the resulting redirects. By all appearances, this indefinite protection was an overreaction at the time, and the current situation of the page doesn't fit any criteria listed at WP:FULL. Since m:Protected pages considered harmful, there is no justification for keeping it fully-protected at this time. -- Netoholic @ 14:55, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Note: Previous request. El_C 16:34, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

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 requests[edit]

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