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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 the protection policy for details. 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 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|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]

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.

Swaminarayan Akshardham (North America)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Per WP:RSBREAKING, we should wait until the investigation reaches a verdict before adding it to Wikipedia. Skippy2520 (talk) 11:51, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Skywalker family[edit]

Temporary protection: Persistent vandalism. Serols (talk) 14:21, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

International reactions to 2021 Israel–Palestine crisis[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed protection: Arbitration enforcement – Arbitration Commitee decision on Arab–Israeli conflict enforcement. RoanokeVirginia (talk) 15:47, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Joshua Bassett (actor)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations. Amaury • 16:29, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

2020–21 UEFA Champions League[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content. Flix11 (talk) 17:19, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

George Russell (racing driver)[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Image is constantly being changed once again as the subject says he doesn't like the current one. The current one is the only suitable free image, but IPs and new editors are constantly changing it. IronManCap (talk) 18:17, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Tether (cryptocurrency)[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Please add ECP, having problems with new editors pushing POV. authorized by WP:GS/Crypto. Jtbobwaysf (talk) 20:39, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Melanie Bracewell[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. The vandalism was even covered by news outlets. Nexus000 (talk) 23:00, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Note: Two episodes of vandalism in 3 months? That hardly seems like enough to require/justify protection. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 01:55, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
Note: The newd article was from September? --Deepfriedokra (talk) 01:56, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment I will compile all the vandalism attempts tonight. The page was put on autoprotected in October 2020 due to long-term persistent vandalism, then it automatically turned off on 11 May 2021, followed by another vandalism attempt 2 days later. I don't think it is going to stop. Nexus000 (talk) 01:59, 14 May 2021 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content. Esiymbro (talk) 23:46, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Courtney Stodden[edit]

Temporary extended confirmed protection: Continued vandalism (through misgendering) by registered accounts despite warning in header and temporary semi-protection on article. (talk) 03:07, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Note: All registered accounts are extended confirmed users so only a full protection can be applied due to edit warring/content dispute. Aside from that, this request can be declined. (talk) 04:29, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season[edit]

Temporary extended protection: Persistent Disruptive Editing. Many IP and autocomfirmed user are adding unsourced info without citing a reliable source. Beraniladri19 🌀🌀 03:47, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Antigua Hawksbills[edit]

Semi-protection: Recent rise in IP vandalism, suggest short-term protection. Sean Stephens (talk) 03:55, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Matt Mondanile[edit]

Temporary pending changes: Persistent disruptive editing – There are IP users (which appear to be related owing to their similar ranges) that are attempting to remove sourced content. — Mikehawk10 (talk) 06:44, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Kingdom: Legendary War[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism from IP users adding irrelevant information. Rain Forest (talk) 06:53, 14 May 2021 (UTC)


Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
08:29, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected. Favonian (talk) 08:43, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Yale-China Chinese Language Centre[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Please protect this page. I have already made a request but it was rejected on the grounds that the COI user had not been warned. They HAVE, numerous times, for example at User talk:Polamfu. However, they keep hopping to different IPs. Citobun (talk) 08:39, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: A request for protection/unprotection for one or more pages in this request was recently made, and was denied at some point within the last 8 days.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 08:50, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Radhe (2021 film)[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Excessive vandalism by both fanatics and haters. Kailash29792 (talk) 09:08, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection level[edit]

Before posting, first discuss with the protecting admin at their talk page. Only post below if you receive no (favourable) reply.

  • 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.

Template:Infobox US university ranking[edit]

Indefinite extended confirmed protection: This template was template-protected back in 2013, but it only has about 500 transclusions. The main issue I presume has been adding rankings without establishing consensus first, but I've added an editnotice addressing that. I think it's safe to lower this to ECP. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 03:26, 14 May 2021 (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.

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.