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.

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

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 Cricket World Cup

Temporary extended confirmed protection: Arbitration enforcement – Slow motion edit warring over which Indian map to use/which disputed areas should be shown as Indian, clearly falls under Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/India-Pakistan, so should be upgraded to ECP. Joseph2302 (talk) 11:22, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Good Son (film)

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – IP range reordering cast without explanation. DonIago (talk) 13:52, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Victor Osimhen

Reason: Either high level of IP vandalism or one dedicated IP hopping vandal. ThaddeusSholto (talk) 14:17, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Already protected by administrator Discospinster. Joyous! Noise! 21:23, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dai Yongge

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Ongoing vandalism (apparently from disgruntled Reading FC supporters) on a BLP. Dorsetonian (talk) 14:28, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Danny Elfman

Temporary semi-protection: BLP policy violations. Binksternet (talk) 15:49, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Or just block the IP range Special:Contributions/2001:569:FB60:D900:0:0:0:0/64 which has been edit-warring to remove negative but well-cited text. Binksternet (talk) 19:39, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dunki (film)

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Tousif ❯❯❯ Talk 16:30, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yaariyan 2

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content – 3 months. Adnan (ᵀᵃˡᵏ) 17:25, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

1994 FIFA World Cup

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Jalen Folf (talk) 17:49, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Exodus of Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh

Indefinite extended confirmed protection: Arbitration enforcement – Requesting ECP per WP:GS/AA. Nemoralis (talk) 18:45, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Greenall School

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Vandalism/sockpuppetry go back several months. TornadoLGS (talk) 18:55, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

John Fetterman

Reason: IP vandalism BBQboffin (talk) 19:30, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wish (film)

Reason: More unsourced information. LancedSoul (talk) 21:03, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jadon Sancho

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism. Jalen Folf (talk) 21:10, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Damian Lillard

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Recently traded (though not yet official). Edit history has blown up. Maybe revert first to my last edit. Engr. Smitty Werben 22:01, 27 September 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 archives if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

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 {{Edit COI}} 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.