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After a page has been protected, it is listed in the page history and logs with a short rationale, and the article is listed on Special:Protectedpages. In the case of full protection due to edit warring, admins should not revert to specific versions of the page, except to get rid of obvious vandalism.

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Wikipedia:Teahouse

Indefinite extended confirmed protection: Persistent disruptive editing – Too many disruptive edits by new users. ((u|Sdkb))talk 00:04, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[April Fools!][reply]

Note: As most users who need the TeaHouse are not auto confirmed, what good would it be. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 00:49, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Deepfriedokra, it would still be plenty good! Think of the possibilities! The Teahouse could become a gleaming example of proper Wikiquette behavior, as demonstrated by only the most experienced, most sophisticated editors. On second thought, extended confirmed protection might actually be too weak. ((u|Sdkb))talk 00:57, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I think keeping the Teahouse editable at all defeats the purpose of the page. Surely it would be more useful if it were frozen, preserving a perfect example of Wikipedia editing and helpfulness. /Julle (talk) 14:48, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Super protected indefinitely. Wug·a·po·des 01:11, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikipedia:Sandbox

Indefinite full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – A variety of accounts and IP editors persist in adding unencyclopedic content and test edits. They seem to be edit-warring with a prolific vandal known as User:Cyberbot I, who has repeatedly blanked the page.

I'm not sure why the page hasn't been protected yet: this edit warring has been ongoing for 780,097 revisions, going back to 2002. Can we finally do something about it?. jp×g 02:34, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Oh, I see that @Sdkb: has already done this bit for WP:TEAHOUSE. God damn it! Never mind. jp×g 02:37, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
User(s) blocked: Cyberbot I (talk · contribs) That should fix it. — UwU wug's this? 02:38, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This is a fundamental violation of basic rights. As a bot, Cyberbot cannot defend itself via an unblock request, so it is unfair to block it without a full arbitration case with appointed counsel. ((u|Sdkb))talk 02:44, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Beep boop I'll represent cyberbot WugBot (talk) 02:50, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
OBJECTION! Panini📚 12:08, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

April

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – relentless vandalism. Wretchskull (talk) 08:51, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Semi-protected --Deepfriedokra (talk) 10:03, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Note: Pretty low grade, but continual --Deepfriedokra (talk) 10:03, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Cabra, County Down

Semi-protection: Recent increase in IP vandalism spanning several overlapping IPs. Guliolopez (talk) 12:18, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

User(s) blocked. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 12:58, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Note: /64 --Deepfriedokra (talk) 12:58, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yamato people

Pending changes: Persistent disruptive editing – persistent edit warring by an IP user hiding behind multiple IPs. Wretchskull (talk) 12:34, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Extended confirmed protected for a period of 2 weeks, after which the page will be automatically unprotected. This edit war has been going on a very long time, and ECP should cover all the participants. Hopefully it gets sorted out soon and protection can be lifted. — UwU wug's this? 21:16, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Blue Sky Studios

Pending changes: Vandalism, mainly from IP users. The studio is shutting down this month but we don't know when it will shut down. BaldiBasicsFan (talk) 14:44, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Semi-protected --Deepfriedokra (talk) 18:13, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Note: Actually, it was pending changes protected. I added semi protection. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 18:13, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wheeler High School (Georgia)

Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – This school is currently under going a highly-politicized name change effort with regards to the naming of schools over Civil War figures. Several irrelevant additions clearly showing bias towards one side have been made lately. Glm705 (talk) 15:22, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Pending-changes protected --Deepfriedokra (talk) 15:39, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
User(s) blocked. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 15:39, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Note: /64. On a personal note, that's where I would've gone to High School if we hadn't moved. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 15:39, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea

Semi-protection: Thanks for protecting this page these days. But IP vandalism from haters can still be expected. The film is releasing on 13 May 2021. Thus I'm requesting to semi-protect this page for 3 months. Alwinks137 (talk) 15:23, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Note: defering --Deepfriedokra (talk) 15:42, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Skype

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – I'm bordering on indefinite here, but a significant duration (three months or more) would be preferred. Continued vandalism that got this page semi-protected last time, and probably the last few times, all during this year. MPFitz1968 (talk) 16:40, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

User(s) blocked. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 16:55, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Semi-protected --Deepfriedokra (talk) 16:55, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Note: revdel'd --Deepfriedokra (talk) 16:55, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

Temporary extended protection: Sockpuppetry. Noah 💬 17:30, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Note: deferred --Deepfriedokra (talk) 17:44, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Jared Polis

Semi-protection (require autoconfirmed access): Non-stop IP vandalism and regular WP:BLP violations, mostly attacking the subject of the bio because he is gay with claims he promotes homosexual behavior in the education system. Article is already under permanent Move protection (admin access only). Article protection should be extended restricting IP editing. Octoberwoodland (talk) 01:38, 2 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Pending-changes protected --Deepfriedokra (talk) 02:01, 2 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hanfu

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent IP vandalism. Esiymbro (talk) 02:11, 2 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Repeated Goat Kambing vandalism by IP-hopping vandal from Tangerang, Indonesia. Jalen Folf (talk) 02:29, 2 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Current requests for reduction in protection level

Before posting, first discuss with the protecting admin at their talk page. Post below only if you receive no reply.

Check the archives if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

Before posting, first discuss with the protecting admin at their talk page. Post below only if you receive no reply.

Check the archives if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

Ngô Đình Diệm

Target page is not protected.102.156.71.151 (talk) 17:56, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Unprotected * Pppery * it has begun... 02:56, 23 May 2024 (UTC)Wikipedia:Requests[reply]

Current requests for edits to a protected page

Ideally, requests should be made on the article talk page rather than here.

Ideally, requests should be made on the article talk page rather than here.

Further information: Wikipedia:Edit requests


Israel–Hamas war

Change "Since the start of the Israeli operation, more than 35,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed,[86] including over 15,000 children and 10,000 women.[87][88]" to "Since the start of the Israeli operation, nearly 35,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed,[86] including over 7,000 children and nearly 5,000 women.[87][88]." This is based on the data recently revised by the UN, accessible here: https://www.ochaopt.org/content/hostilities-gaza-strip-and-israel-reported-impact-day-215. ConDissenter (talk) 21:21, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Is there another place to request this change? The talk page for Israel-Hamas war is restricted as well. The current source for casualty data is palinfo.com, which describes itself by saying it "does not lay any claim to neutrality for it blatantly sides with the oppressed Palestinian people." https://english.palinfo.com/about-us/. Recognizing that reliable sources do not need to have a neutral POV, why should we use this as a source rather than a less biased source like the United Nations? ConDissenter (talk) 18:28, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@ConDissenter Please go check Talk:Israel–Hamas war for earlier discussions and to see why your request is unlikely to succeed. FYI, the lower numbers refer not to the killed overall but to the killed who have additionally been identified by name. Besides, all the numbers are sourced to Gaza MoH anyway. — kashmīrī TALK 09:45, 17 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the reply, Kashmiri. I recognize the data is all coming from the same place. (I've tried to access but can't find a reliable site for the Gaza Health Ministry to find the data directly, so I assume the UN is accurately presenting the data.) I agree it hasn't changed the total number killed which is why I didn't suggest a change to that -- beyond fixing the "more than" to "nearly" 35,000. But I don't see any basis for keeping outdated numbers on women and children. The old ratio was 72% and the new ratio was 52%. The talk page suggests we need to wait for more RS, but at this point there are plenty:
https://www.npr.org/2024/05/15/1251265727/un-gaza-death-toll-women-children
https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/13/middleeast/death-toll-gaza-fatalities-un-intl-latam/index.html
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/gaza-women-children-death-toll-1.7203167
Is there any way to flag this for the editors of that page, even on the Talk page? ConDissenter (talk) 23:40, 17 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The text of the article has now gotten worse. It says "Since the start of the Israeli operation, more than 35,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed, including over 15,000 children and 10,000 women. Over 10,000 others are missing and presumed trapped under rubble." This implies either that there are 45,000 killed total, or ALL of the 25,000 identified are women and children. I've been following Talk:Israel–Hamas war on this subject and the contributors seem to be talking at loggerheads. How is this supposed to work? Now the text of the article is at odds with most RS. E.g., https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/what-we-know-about-the-death-toll-in-gaza/ar-BB1mzqUT. ConDissenter (talk) 23:58, 21 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Further information: Wikipedia:Edit requests

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Handled requests

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