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Template:Popng Administrators have the ability to "protect" pages such that they cannot be edited except by other admins. This ability is only to be used in limited circumstances as protecting pages is considered harmful.

Policy

Use

  • Protecting high visibility pages like Main Page from vandalism.
  • Maintaining the integrity of the Wikia's logo, key copyright and license pages (for legal reasons).
  • Protecting certain "system administration" pages.
  • Protecting the MediaWiki namespace and pages transcluded to it. These pages affect the system interface for all users.
  • Enforcing a "cool down" period to stop an "edit war", upon request.
  • Talk pages should never be protected.

How

  • Do not edit a (temporarily) protected page. If you edit one anyway, please stop when asked to.
  • If you think a protected page needs changing, say so on its talk page or on the user talk pages of one of the admins.
  • Add a {{protected}} boilerplate message to the top of temporarily protected pages.
  • Include pages you protect or unprotect on the list below.
  • Encourage a resolution between the disputing parties in the case of edit war.
  • Remove {{protected}} from the top of an unprotected page and make mention of the removal in the edit summary

Note that the protection of any particular version of a page is not intended to show support for that version.

Protected pages

List of permanently protected pages

List of temporarily protected pages

  • empty

Editing protected pages

The policy concerning the editing of protected pages does not apply to the permanently-protected pages. For pages that are only temporarily protected, administrators should never edit the page. Editing the page would constitute an imbalance in privileges between the administrators and the general community. Instead, discuss potential changes on the talk page first, and only make those changes when the page is no longer protected. (Discussing potential changes to permanently-protected pages on the talk page first is also a good idea in certain cases.)

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