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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 Gpedia 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 that 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|Gpedia:Example Page Name 1}}
* {{pagelinks|Gpedia: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

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 rolling 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.


Full protection: Used in MediaWiki:Citethispage-content. * Pppery * it has begun... 00:00, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

@Pppery and Primefac: This was semi-protected by Primefac in January 2018. I can't find anything at WP:PROTECT saying that a template transcluded in an interface page should be full protected, although that seems a great idea. At the Template:Doi prefix request just above (permalink), I template protected despite there only being 65 transclusions on the basis that the doc says it is used in a MediaWiki page. Is there clear guidance somewhere? Should both templates be full protected? Johnuniq (talk) 07:26, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
I personally don't see the need to increase the protection level; it's not a highly-viewed page, it's not a highly-transcluded template, and the template hasn't even been edited since 2018. Primefac (talk) 15:13, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Resident Evil 3 (2020 video game)

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. Wikibenboy94 (talk) 11:48, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

National Theater (Albania)

Protection: High level of IP vandalism. The National Theatre Protest in Albania is an ongoing protest currently happening in Tirana, Albania, where artists and activists are protesting daily to protect the historic National Theatre building from being demolished. Significant media attention has increased vandalism and non-constructive edits. --Margott (talk) 12:58, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

The Cheerleading Worlds

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – Editor keeps trying to re-add unsourced material to this article. Other editors delete it, he/she readds it. Happened three times within the last couple of weeks. Rogermx (talk) 15:01, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Honor Blackman

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Some BLP violations from a few IPs due to cause of death. -- LuK3 (Talk) 15:57, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protected for a period of 2 days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Looks like there were some new accounts created recently, too. Jauerbackdude?/dude. 16:03, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

List of UFC champions

Semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. Gilbert.JW (talk) 17:07, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Anti-Defamation League

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Eight edits from IPs over the last day. O3000 (talk) 17:15, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Triple Crown (professional wrestling)

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – A few people has been adding Braun Strowman as a Triple Crown champion, despite him not officially declared one by the WWE as the Universal Championship has yet to be counted towards the accomplishment, and unneccesssary edits have been made where he was dubbed as the WWE Champion even though it is not what he had won at WrestleMania 36. User:Jacked14 (talk) 18:55, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Tom Nook

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Short-term IP/new editor disruption. -- LuK3 (Talk) 19:24, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Talk:Coronavirus disease 2019/Current consensus

Indefinite extended confirmed: Arbitration enforcement – The consensus at WP:AN seems to be that it is appropriate for Current Consensus lists to use EC protection. The other three lists in existence (at WP:COVID-19, 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic and Donald Trump) all have that level of protection. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 19:59, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

  • @Sdkb: Point of order but can you please stop referring to the "consensus at AN"? There's no consensus to preemptively protect any and all "consensus lists". It's literally just the opinion of one single user. In this case I have no objection to doing so on the basis of WP:GS/COVID19, but it is pretty blatantly false to state that there is a "consensus" to EC protect any similar pages in general, as there is not. In fact we would not even be allowed to do so without it being a DS enforcement measure. Just wanted to clear that up. ~Swarm~ {sting} 20:20, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
    • @Swarm: Sure, I'll stop doing that. My characterization was as much based on WP:SILENCE as it was the conversation itself, but I take your point that there's been no formal decision made on the matter. Current consensus lists are still pretty new but they seem to be starting to be adopted more widely, so as that happens hopefully templates will be created and more discussion will take place about how precisely to handle them. Cheers, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 21:33, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Extended confirmed protected ~Swarm~ {sting} 20:20, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Dominic Raab

Temporary full protection: Edit conflict as some users are adding assertions that Raab (BLP and in a high political office) has become acting prime minister without providing a reliable source. .  Spy-cicle💥  Talk? 20:53, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection level

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 page

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 Gpedia:Suggestions for COI compliance), the {{request edit}} template should be used.
  • Requests to move move-protected pages should be made at Gpedia: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: Gpedia:Example (edit | [[Talk:Gpedia:Example|talk]] | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) your request here. ~~~~

Handled requests

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

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