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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.

Request protection of a page, or increasing the protection level

Request unprotection of a page, or reducing the protection level

Request a specific edit to a protected page
Please request an edit directly on the protected page's talk page before posting here



Current requests for increase in protection level

Request protection of a page, or increasing the protection level


Bluey (2018 TV series)

Temporary semi-protection: disruptive edits have resumed after 1yr protection expiration. wizzito | say hello! 03:01, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rabia Bala Hatun

Reason: High level of IP vandalism. Widow99 (talk) 05:28, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Less Unless (talk) 20:01, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Qamar Javed Bajwa

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Content dispute over the controversy section of the article. I think both parties should have a discussion on the talk page over which particular part of the section do they want to keep or remove but as of now, One party wants to remove the entire controversy section while the other one wants to restore all of it. The constant edit warring is preventing any healthy discussion. The last stable version of the article had the controversy section in it. Razer(talk) 08:35, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jimmy Greaves

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – There seems to be some argument over his goal tally which has caused disruptive edits. Suggest two-weeks protection. Govvy (talk) 10:17, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The article might be okay without this, compared to yesterday the disruption has died down. Govvy (talk) 12:35, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Withdrawn by requestor for now. Nothing in the past eight or so hours; can be re-requested if necessary. Sdrqaz (talk) 18:19, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chung Mong-joon

Reason: Permanent IP vandalism on date of birth Match2015 (talk) 10:19, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Srpska: The Struggle for Freedom

Reason: IP repeatedly reinserting dubiously sourced material on controversial Serbian film. Partial protection requested. Pincrete (talk) 11:21, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Talk:Kim Petras

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Repeated IP vandalism on the TP. Lard Almighty (talk) 13:23, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked: 2601:842:200:47E0:0:0:0:0/64 (talk · contribs) blocked by DanCherek. One other IP. Talk pages are only protected for most severe cases of vandalism; disruption rate is not high enough. Sdrqaz (talk) 18:19, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Animal (2023 film)

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – Repeated addition of unsourced information. Krimuk2.0 (talk) 13:50, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kiara Advani

Temporary extended confirmed protection: Persistent disruptive editing – High volume disruptions for a recently married celebrity. Krimuk2.0 (talk) 13:55, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Declined for now. I've warned the main source of the disruption. If it continues, they can be blocked. Sdrqaz (talk) 18:19, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sidharth Malhotra

Temporary extended confirmed protection: Persistent disruptive editing – High volume disruptions for a recently married celebrity. Krimuk2.0 (talk) 13:55, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Declined for now. I've warned the main source of the disruption. If it continues, they can be blocked. Sdrqaz (talk) 18:19, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2023 Turkey–Syria earthquake

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – 3 months. Adnan (talk) 13:56, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Temporary pending changes protection: Vandalism, due to the high severity of the disaster, should be PC-Pro'd until It is stable. ElusiveTaker (talk) 14:02, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Err, I guess we both had the same idea. So which one do you prefer, since there could be useful additions from IPs on this one. ElusiveTaker (talk) 14:04, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Merged from duplicate request. Would advise either declining or semi-protecting: pending-changes protection should not be used on articles with a very high edit rate. Sdrqaz (talk) 18:19, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Srpska: The Struggle for Freedom

Reason: High level of IP vandalism - contentious topic BobFromBrockley (talk) 14:19, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SM City Grand Central

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Continued addition of uncited material. Onel5969 TT me 14:52, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

John Howe (filmmaker)

Reason: Editor (Bearcat) repeatedly deletes page. LJA123 (talk) 15:59, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not done: Unclear what you mean. I can't see anything in your deleted contributions that suggests that Bearcat has been doing so, and they haven't edited that page. Sdrqaz (talk) 18:19, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wings of Fire (novel series)

Reason: Requesting autoconfirmed edit protection of page "Wings of Fire (novel series)": moderately frequent anonymous edits and vandalism has occured over the years and it seems to be a target for destructive, relativistic and occasionally unencyclopedic behavior from users. May need to be extended protection. ^^ TheMysteriousShadeheart (talk) 17:20, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Milan Malpensa Airport

Reason: High level of IP vandalisms Riktetta (talk) 17:44, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ghanshyam Anuragi

Reason: Persistent vandalism, full page data removed few days back due to vandalism. SocialTheVpm (talk) 17:49, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. Not sure which data you're referring to, but the last edits before you were in November. Sdrqaz (talk) 18:19, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Saraiki language

Semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Persistent disruption by IPs/new users since at least December. HistoryofIran (talk) 17:51, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kid Rock

Reason: Persistent disruptive editing. Partofthemachine (talk) 18:32, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Charles J. Guiteau

Reason: Block Evasion VVikingTalkEdits 19:17, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected for a period of 2 days, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. GoodnightmushTalk 22:00, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jazz Lewis

Reason: This page has been repeatedly subject to erroneous edits which take away the value of having fact based Wikipedia pages which reflect information with biographical significance. Welovepapayas (talk) 19:40, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Declined – Content dispute. Please use the article's talk page or other forms of dispute resolution. GoodnightmushTalk 21:58, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ines Rau

Indefinite pending changes: BLP policy violations – Also constant violations of MOS:GENDERID. SoWhy 19:57, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pending-changes protected for a period of 2 months, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. GoodnightmushTalk 21:54, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arne Slot

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Disruptive and unsourced changes to BLP by multiple IP editors. Schazjmd (talk) 20:33, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Already protected by administrator Drmies. GoodnightmushTalk 21:55, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current requests for reduction in protection level

Request unprotection of a page, or reducing the protection level

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.


Nikki DuBose

Reason: Protected due to a long-inactive sockpuppeteer. Partofthemachine (talk) 02:59, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pinging Anachronist as the protecting administrator. Extraordinary Writ (talk) 07:07, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

QWERTY (song)

Reason: This redirect was protected in 2008 and needs updating. Lack of disruption on similar redirects indicates protection is no longer necessary. Peter James (talk) 20:06, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Herobrine

Reason: Downgrade from full protection to indefinite extended confirmed protection. Look, I get this always will be an obvious vandalism target (I assume you know why) but I think we can take it down a notch (no pun intended). Thiscouldbeauser (talk) 09:10, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is there any legitimate, foreseeable reason for the protection on this redirect to be downgraded? "Because it's been protected for so long" isn't as convincing an argument on a redirect. —Jéské Couriano (No further replies will be forthcoming.) 16:32, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Is there any extended confirmed disruptive editing in the page history? I don't see any but perhaps I'm missing something. I believe best practice is to use the minimum amount of protection needed. –Novem Linguae (talk) 18:19, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Darjeeling

Unprotection: (Remove 'Pending Changes' reduce to 'Semi Protection') This page has been 'pending changes' protected since 2018 for 'Persistent Sockpuppetry.' I don't think this is a valid reason to have 'Pending changes' applied (it's not 'vandalism') and most pending changes reviewers won't be 'checkusers' anyway.


Protecting admin does not appear to be active. JeffUK 10:00, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@JeffUK: Semi-protection is an escalation from CRASHlock, not a softening. And provided the article isn't otherwise contraindicated for it sockpuppetry is indeed a valid reason to use CRASHlock, as much as I loathe uttering that sentence. That most reviewers won't be CheckUsers is irrelevant; one doesn't necessarily need that tool to suss out if someone is a sock. —Jéské Couriano (No further replies will be forthcoming.) 16:38, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OpIndia

Reason: I have some sources for more edits as the current information about the topic "OpIndia" lacks transparency and have one-sided view point. It should be neutral. It must be neutral. I've some proves for this topics as I've conducted a research about the topic "OpIndia" for a long time.

So, I'm requesting for making it unprotected so that I can edit with more proves. Yamdooot (talk) 18:25, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Declined – No changes to the current protection level are required at this point in time. You can use the talk page to suggest and discuss potential changes.Ponyobons mots 18:29, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current requests for edits to a protected page

Request a specific edit to a protected page
Please request an edit directly on the protected page's talk page before posting here

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.


Handled requests

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