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Fascism[change source]

The article has been facing vandalism the last few days. A semi-protection would be useful. Esteban16 (talk) 20:12, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

I've protected it for a month. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 20:52, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Protection of talk page[change source]

Can I please get my talk page indefinitely semi-protected here? It's a constant target for sockpuppet vandalism. Also can someone please oversight this edit? TenPoundHammer (talk) 23:56, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

In general, user talk pages are not protected indefinitely, so I have applied a protection of 6 months instead (to be extended if necessary). The revision has been deleted, but I don't see oversight-worthy level of information at this point of time. Chenzw  Talk  01:26, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Protection of "Donald Trump"[change source]

Hello. I have noticed that donald trump is a sensitive article. I think it should be extended confirmed. thanks! --Wyatt2049 (talk) 15:58, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

It's already semi-protected, and that's the best the sysops can do. Simple doesn't have extended confirmed protection so the article can't be 30-500 protected. Hiàn (talk) 16:22, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Request protection on African Americans[change source]

The article is being targeted by proxy IP vandals. Please protect for several months. Zaxxon0 (talk) 09:30, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

I have protected it for a bit. Wouldn't normally protect for so little vandalism but probably a good idea on this one. -DJSasso (talk) 11:28, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Protection of Bondi Beach[change source]

There has been recent spam and vandalism by ip. --Wyatt2049 | (Talk) or (Stalk) 15:03, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

In the case of one, a few, or a range of IPs, we usually block them instead of protecting the page. Vermont (talk) 15:06, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Protection of Volcanic eruption[change source]

On Volcanic eruption, there has been several cases of vandalism and summaries saying "Fixed typo" When it is really vandalism --Wyatt2049 | (Talk) or (Stalk) 14:11, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Please read what Vermont said previously, in addition, there is only 1 IP that used "fixed typo" in the edit summary so far. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 14:18, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

User:Computer Fizz/How to effectively deal with vandalism without being an admin[change source]

Please protect this page as it's my userspace and i may ask for that. Also sidenote, considering the last sevenposts here are requests for protection, maybe there should be a sole page? Computer Fizz (talk) 01:22, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Protected. Considering the last seven posts span out over almost a month, and this sort of activity for protection requests is abnormal, I don't think a separate page is necessary. Vermont (talk) 01:28, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
They are also all from people who don't realize we don't generally protect pages unless absolutely necessary. -DJSasso (talk) 15:30, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

request for uploader[change source]

i want to upload Chesty Lion image but it's not allowed on commons Computer Fizz (talk) 16:28, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

  • X mark.svg Not done We don't have the capacity to host images here, especially ones that wouldn't be okay on commons. Best, Vermont (talk) 18:08, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

New users are blocked from adding references.[change source]

I can't add references to a page because I am a new user. -IOwnALaptop (talk) 21:50, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Unless you are trying to add a link that is maybe in the spam filter, I don't think that should be the case. -DJSasso (talk) 13:30, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Looks like you were trying to do something really weird with your reference. I have fixed it. -DJSasso (talk) 13:37, 19 September 2019 (UTC)