Help:Protecting and unprotecting pages

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== 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 comment (a brief textual description of 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.  
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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 an unusually severe impact.  On corporate wikis, a page may be protected when the content has been frozen via an approval process.  
 
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.  
  
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 wield your power responsibly.
  
 
== Request a page be protected ==
 
== Request a page be protected ==

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Protecting and unprotecting pages is very straightforward, but these operations require moderator permission.

Protecting a page

You can designate a page as a protected page by clicking the 'Protect page' tab, and supplying a comment (a brief textual description of 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 an unusually 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.

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 {{protect}}. Add this to the page in question and add the reason why to the discussion/talk page.