Template:Changeprotected

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Padlock.svg It is requested that a change be made to this fully protected page (see protection log).

This template should be followed by a specific description of the request.

This template should only be used to request changes, to fully protected pages, that are uncontroversial or supported by consensus. If you believe the proposed change might be controversial, please discuss it on the protected page's talk page before using this template.
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This template adds a page to Category:Wikipedia protected edit requests. It is a self-reference and so is part of the Wikipedia project rather than the encyclopedic content.

Usage[change | edit source]

Place {{editprotected}} on a talk page to request an edit of the corresponding fully protected page. It should be accompanied by a clear and specific description of the requested change. Providing the new sentences or code in your request, if possible, will expedite the process.

To report an error you have noticed on the current main page or tomorrow's main page, please add it to the appropriate section on Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors instead. This template should also not be used on semiprotected pages, as no administrator assistance is required to edit them.

Administrators may decline to make any edit, and are especially likely to reject edits that are controversial, violate Wikipedia policy, or do not have evidence of consensus. There is a forum at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection to discuss significant or controversial edits to protected pages.

The talk page on which an editprotected template request is placed is automatically categorised into Category:Wikipedia protected edit requests. Administrators will check this category for protected edit requests to process. In the three months of September through November 2007, the average time for a request to be handled was approximately 23 hours, and 75% of requests were resolved within 26 hours.

Edits affecting several pages[change | edit source]

Sometimes the same or similar edits are needed on several pages, such as adding the same category to many pages. Then add {{editprotected}} to only one talk page and instead add a list of the pages that needs updating below it, together with the description of what needs to be done. This saves work for both the editor doing the request and for the admin responding to the request. Requests for large-scale edits that require administrative abilities can also be made at the administrator's noticeboard.

Recommended action upon resolution[change | edit source]

Once a request is handled, it's best to leave the {{editprotected}} tag as an un-transcluded tag by changing it to, for example, {{tlx|editprotected}}. This removes the message box from the talk page and removes the talk page from the category, while still leaving a record of the request.

Related pages[change | edit source]

  • {{Changesemiprotected}} - Use this template instead to request that other editors update a page, if you are not logged in and thus can not edit a semi-protected page.