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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

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Current requests for increase in protection level

Request protection of a page, or increasing the protection level


Reason: User:Inuyashaki repeatedly adding unsourced personal information to the page (request for a short semi-protection). Prosperosity (talk) 04:41, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Comment There's a reliable source available for the assertion here. OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:13, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[]

M. G. Ramachandran filmography

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – Need protection from Raghuvarman ranjith and his socks. Kailash29792 (talk) 06:05, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Internal conflict in Myanmar

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing. Increase in unsourced additions from new and anonymous users (IPs), the former mostly being single-purpose accounts, due to recent developments in the conflict. CentreLeftRight 06:49, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Van cat

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Persistent IP disruption, removal of sourced content. ZaniGiovanni (talk) 07:44, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Keith Stroud

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Recent edit history speaks for itself. AngryHarpytalk 09:14, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Semi-protected for a period of one week, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 11:36, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Current requests for reduction in protection level

Request unprotection of a page, or reducing the protection level

Example Article Name

Reason: The protection is no longer necessary because ....... . 2607:FEA8:4D61:1800:D99E:41AF:B21C:7A9 (talk) 01:18, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[]

using the plural form "they" for her/she is grammatically WRONG regardless what this nutcase wants to be refered as.. Please unprotect so "they" can be corrected to "IT"

  • 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 01:25, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Declined Article not identified. And be civil about the subject next time. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 11:08, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Teo Ser Luck

Reason: It has been 10 years since the page has been protected and during this 10 years, less than 100 edits have been made, less than 10 edits per year.

I believe the page is generally vandal-free and stable enough to remove the protection. Justanothersgwikieditor (talk) 01:50, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Comment. This appears to have been placed under indefinite semi-protection as a result of a community discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents/La goutte de pluie (see the section: "3.5.1 Alternative: Put disputed articles on 1RR+semi"). I’m not sure if a community discussion is now needed to undo the protection. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 11:31, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Talk:List of lighthouses in Macau

Reason: There's no point to protect to this level a talk page with low traffic for some time (but with all legitimate and reasonable content and no record of vandalism), not to mention it's a talk page of a redirect. Even if such a talk page is to be protected the time length should be short (in the hours or at most days) and affected users should have been allowed to have edits as "pending changes". (talk) 11:59, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Current requests for edits to a protected page

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Talk:List of lighthouses in Macau

In the section "which lighthouse?", to add as a reply to MSGJ ":[[File:ACTD003159 - Farolim da Ponta S. da Península.jpg|thumb]] What about the one in this picture? Is it the same lighthouse? (talk) 12:03, 28 October 2021 (UTC)" (talk) 12:03, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Handled requests

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