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Welcome to Requests for page protection!


Requests for page protection is where you come at Scratchpad to request that a page, image/video, or template be protected. The following are some of the available types of protection:

  • fully protected
  • create-protected (i.e., “salted”)
  • semi-protected
  • move-protected, or
  • unprotected

as the case may be.

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 is usually used only to prevent IP and new user vandalism (see the rough guide to semi-protection). Finally, move protection is used to stop pagemove revert wars.

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. The article is also listed at Special:ProtectedPages. Further discussion should take place on the article’s talk page. In the case of full protection due to edit warring, Administrators do not revert back to specific versions of the page, except to get rid of obvious vandalism.

Ambox important Note to admins: Once a request has been dealt with, please add the {{resolved|1=~~~~}} template with explanation (i.e., |1=), if the request has not already been archived. This is to help other users know when to archive completed requests.



Yes check Resolved: First-time pages semi-protected for ONE (1) month. Repeat pages semi-protected for THREE (3) months. — SpikeToronto 05:24, September 30, 2013 (UTC)
  • Reason for semi-protection: has been swamping the galleries of these pages with non-photo material, casing the galleries to glitch. I'd like semi-protection on all these pages, please.

Sign here: FDMG. 8:05 A.M. EST Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 12:35, September 29, 2013 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: Semi-protected for one month, except for Donald and Douglas (TV Series) as there seemed to be no evidence of the described behavior having occurred on that page. — SpikeToronto 12:26, October 5, 2013 (UTC)

Sign here: FDMG, 3:20 P.M. EST Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 19:56, October 4, 2013 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: First-time page semi-protected for ONE (1) month. Repeat page semi-protected for THREE (3) months. — SpikeToronto 08:43, October 7, 2013 (UTC)

Sign here: FDMG, 11:35 A.M. EST Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 22:15, October 5, 2013 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: Protected for 3 months since vandalism is persistent. — SpikeToronto 07:19, October 9, 2013 (UTC)
  • Nature of vandalism: Fake episodes, fake characters and a lot of other things

Sign here: — ElsbridgeStationFan1995 07:09, October 9, 2013 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: Semi-protected for one month due to vandalism. — SpikeToronto 06:29, October 12, 2013 (UTC)
  1. Diesel and Bass are both black.
  2. Diesel and Bass are both evil counterparts to the heroes (Thomas and Mega Man).

Sign here: FDMG, 4:16 P.M. EST Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 20:19, October 11, 2013 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: First-time pages semi-protected for ONE (1) month. Repeat pages semi-protected for THREE (3) months. — SpikeToronto 11:06, October 13, 2013 (UTC)
  • Reason for semi-protection: Unregistered users keep adding irrelevant categories to the former, photo galleries keep getting swamped with non-photo material in the rest.

Sign here: FDMG, 6:50 P.M. EST Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 01:56, October 13, 2013 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: Both pages semi-protected for THREE (3) months. — SpikeToronto 10:30, October 17, 2013 (UTC)
  • Page name: Rugrats, Thomas/Rugrats
  • Reasons for protection: For the former, Nnadi0469 has renamed the page "Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue" and replaced its content with CASTTR content instead of making it its own separate page. For the latter, has removed every cast, save for one, from the page.

Sign here: FDMG, 1:01 P.M. EST Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 22:02, October 16, 2013 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: Both pages semi-protected for THREE (3) months since both have only recently come off of protection. — SpikeToronto 00:35, October 20, 2013 (UTC)

Sign here: FDMG, 7:30 A.M. EST Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 11:30, October 19, 2013 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: I have given him a warning. Let’s see if he persists before fully protecting the page, which would mean that no one could edit it. — SpikeToronto 12:07, October 20, 2013 (UTC)

Sign here: FDMG, 7:52 A.M. Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 11:52, October 20, 2013 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: Semi-protected for THREE (3) months since vandalism is recurring after last semi-protection. — SpikeToronto 07:38, October 22, 2013 (UTC)

Sign here: FDMG, 12:26 P.M. EST Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 16:26, October 21, 2013 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: Semi-protected for ONE (1) month. — SpikeToronto 04:32, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
  • Page name: Oliver the Great Western Engine
  • Reason for semi-protection: is adding false information to the bio section of this article, namely adding characters from completely different franchises.

Sign here: FDMG, 7:34 A.M. EST Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 11:34, October 24, 2013 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: Semi-protected for THREE (3) months since this is a recurrence with this article. — SpikeToronto 16:39, October 26, 2013 (UTC)

Sign here: FDMG, 10:42 A.M. EST Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 14:42, October 25, 2013 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: Page semi-protected for one month. IP address temporarily soft-blocked. Thank you FDMG for reverting all of that IP-only editor’s edits. — SpikeToronto 18:40, November 12, 2013 (UTC)
  • Page name: Railway engines (Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends)
  • Reason for semi-protection: is replacing true information with false information, namely replacing Emily's information with Candace Flynn's, despite the fact that Candace Flynn is not a Thomas the Tank Engine character, she is a Phineas and Ferb character, and that Emily is in fact, a Thomas the Tank Engine character.

Sign here: FDMG, 4:04 P.M. EST Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 21:05, November 9, 2013 (UTC)

Template:FFF notice

Yes check Resolved: Semi-protected. If I were to fully protect this template, then only sysops could edit it. If it gets vandalized, we’ll consider temporary, full protection. — SpikeToronto 05:26, November 13, 2013 (UTC)

Sign here: — ElsbridgeStationFan1995 00:51, November 13, 2013 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: Since fully protecting the page would punish all editors and not just the single offender, I prefer to instead block the editor. Thus, he has been given his second and final warning. If it happens again, he will draw a THREE (3) day block, escalating from there, if necessary. Thank you for your report. — SpikeToronto 12:59, November 17, 2013 (UTC)

Sign here: – FDMG, 7:21 A.M. EST Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 12:21, November 17, 2013 (UTC)

Template:Budgie + Template:Budgie/doc

Yes check Resolved: Semi-protected. If I were to fully protect this template, then only sysops could edit it. If it gets vandalized, we’ll consider temporary, full protection. — SpikeToronto 11:37, November 25, 2013 (UTC)

Sign here: — ElsbridgeStationFan1995 00:52, November 25, 2013 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: First-time pages semi-protected for ONE (1) month. Repeat pages semi-protected for THREE (3) months. — SpikeToronto 02:09, January 8, 2014 (UTC)
  • Page name: Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog (Character), Silver the Hedgehog
  • Reason for protection: Unregistered users keep adding false information and/or irrelevant categories to these pages, notably adding the Sleepy Characters category, despite the fact that none of these characters are sleepy. All three of them are in fact, very active. In addition, they also remove suitable counterparts from the counterparts sections and replace them with unsuitable ones, where neither their gender nor personality suits them. The most notable of which, include Rosie from Thomas the Tank Engine and Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony to Shadow's page. Rosie and Pinkie Pie are both female and sweet and nice, whereas Shadow is male and dark and sinister.

Sign here: FDMG, 7:43 A.M. EST Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 12:43, January 7, 2014 (UTC)


Yes check Resolved: All semi-protected for THREE (3) months. — SpikeToronto 06:44, January 15, 2014 (UTC)
  • Page name: Rosie (Thomas the Tank Engine), Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony)
  • Reason for protection: Unregistered users keep removing suitable counterparts and adding unsuitable ones. For instance, Shadow the Hedgehog from Sonic does not suit either Pinkie Pie or Rosie because Shadow is dark and sinister and Pinkie Pie and Rosie are both sweet and nice. In addition, Tails and Charmy Bee both suit Pinkie Pie, because the former suits the deuteragonist role, and the latter is silly like Pinkie Pie. Tails and Sonic also suit Rosie because they are not dark and sinister like Shadow is.

Sign here: FDMG, 7:41 A.M. EST Approx. FlyingDuckManGenesis (talk) 12:41, January 11, 2014 (UTC)

Theodore Tugboat/Thomas

Yes check Resolved: Protected per SP:CAST. — SpikeToronto 03:25, January 21, 2014 (UTC)
  • Page name: Theodore Tugboat/Thomas
  • Reason for protection: An unregistered user keeps editing my cast even though it says to not edit, add or delete.

Sign here: BiggestThomasFan (talk) 15:29, January 20, 2014 (UTC)

Hurricane Jack 2011

Yes check Resolved: There does not appear to be any reason for protection. “12” has no meaning. There is no vandalism. The only editor has been the requestor. No action taken. — SpikeToronto 20:10, September 1, 2014 (UTC)

Sign here: —The preceding unsigned comment was made by Hurricane news (talkcontribs) 16:21, August 30, 2014‎ Hurricane news (UTC).

2016-12-03: w:c:ideas

Yes check Resolved: Non-Scratchpad matter. Issue over at other wiki seems to have resolved itself. No action at Scratchpad required. — SpikeToronto 18:35, December 5, 2016 (UTC)

Sign here: Thomasedsfan (talk) 15:33, December 3, 2016 (UTC) Daniel.

Hi Daniel!Face-grin A couple of comments for you:
  • Your message on Adam cs’s message wall over at the Ideas Wiki seems to have succeeded: Since your message to him, he has not interfered with your request for deletion. That’s the best possible approach and result: Use message walls, talk pages, and/or article comments to explain your actions when there is any concern or confusion.
  • Sadly, since this occurred over at the Ideas Wiki, there was very little that anyone over here at Scratchpad could do to help you. Except, of course, we can always provide a friendly ear and sage advice to help you through such matters!
  • When you have problems on any wiki, you can always contact a local Administrator at the wiki for help. I do see that you are an Administrator over there at the Ideas Wiki. I assume, though, that you did not want to simply use your Administrator tools in this matter because you were yourself involved in the issue. That is a very good policy indeed! That’s very commendable of you Daniel. In such situations, if the other party has not responded as well as Adam did to your message wall post, and had persisted in reverting your deletion request, asking an uninvolved Administrator to mediate the issue is the best solution.
  • Finally, although that issue was occurring over at a different wiki, and not here at Scratchpad, we are all one big community here at Wikia. In that spirit, always feel free to bring any Wikia issue you might be having anywhere at a Wikia to this Noticeboard, if you feel the need.
Face-smile Thanks!SpikeToronto 18:32, December 5, 2016 (UTC)


  • Name of page being vandalized: anna
  • Nature of vandalism: horses

Sign here: Annna Harvey

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