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'''Protecting and unprotecting pages''' is very straightforward, but these operations require [[moderator]] permission.  
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'''Protecting and unprotecting pages''' require [[moderator]] permission.  
  
 
== Protecting a page ==
 
== Protecting a page ==
You can designate a page as a [[Help:Protected pages|protected page]] by clicking the 'Protect page' tab, and supplying a comment (a brief textual description of why you are protecting the page).  
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You can designate a page as a [[Help:Protected pages|protected page]] by clicking the 'Protect page' tab, and supplying a brief reason why you are protecting the page. Once protected you should add the template {{tlx|protected}} to the top of the page to indicate it's new status.
  
 
There are several reasons why a particular page might be protected.  
 
There are several reasons why a particular page might be protected.  
  
On public wikis, a protected page is usually one which has been repeatedly targeted with vandalism, or where it is believed that any vandalism would have an unusually severe impact.  On corporate wikis, a page may be protected when the content has been frozen via an approval process.  
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On public wikis, a protected page is usually one which has been repeatedly targeted with vandalism, or where it is believed that any vandalism would have a severe impact. On corporate wikis, a page may be protected when the content has been frozen via an approval process.  
  
However there are also many good reasons for ''not'' protecting pages. As a moderator you must make this choice, and wield your power responsibly.  
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However there are also many good reasons for ''not'' protecting pages. As a moderator you must make this choice and use your power responsibly.
  
 
== Request a page be protected ==
 
== Request a page be protected ==
Although only moderators can protect a page, any contributor can request that a page be protected by using the template {{tl|protect}}. Add this to the page in question and add the reason why to the discussion/talk page.
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Moderators can protect pages so any contributor can request that a page be protected.  The Moderator will protect the page by using the template {{tl|protect}} on the page and add the reason why the page is protected to the discussion/talk page.
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Protecting and unprotecting pages require moderator permission.

Protecting a page

You can designate a page as a protected page by clicking the 'Protect page' tab, and supplying a brief reason why you are protecting the page. Once protected you should add the template {{protected}} to the top of the page to indicate it's new status.

There are several reasons why a particular page might be protected.

On public wikis, a protected page is usually one which has been repeatedly targeted with vandalism, or where it is believed that any vandalism would have a severe impact. On corporate wikis, a page may be protected when the content has been frozen via an approval process.

However there are also many good reasons for not protecting pages. As a moderator you must make this choice and use your power responsibly.

Request a page be protected

Moderators can protect pages so any contributor can request that a page be protected. The Moderator will protect the page by using the template {{protect}} on the page and add the reason why the page is protected to the discussion/talk page.

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