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[[Category:Meta-Wiki policies/sq|Privacy policy talk header/sq]] [[:User:Oshwah/Templates/PPRightPlace]] [[:Template:Enforcement policy list]] [[:Template:Padlock list]] Wikipedia is built around the principle that [[wiki|anyone can edit it]], and it therefore aims to have as many of its pages as possible open for public editing so that anyone can add material and correct errors. However, in some particular circumstances, because of a specifically identified likelihood of damage resulting if editing is left open, some individual pages may need to be subject to technical restrictions (often only temporary but sometimes indefinitely) on who is permitted to modify them. The placing of such restrictions on pages is called '''protection'''. Protection can only be applied to or removed from pages by Wikipedia's [[Wikipedia:Administrators|administrators]], although any user may [[WP:Requests for page protection|request]] protection. Protection can be indefinite or expire after a specified time period. The most commonly encountered types of protection are '''full protection''', which means that a page can be modified only by administrators, and '''semi-protection''', which means that a page can be modified only by users who are [[WP:Logging in|logged in]] and whose accounts have been [[WP:Autoconfirmed|confirmed]] (any account is automatically confirmed if it is at least 4 days old and has made at least 10 edits). Other forms of protection are detailed below. Protected pages are normally marked with a small padlock symbol in the top corner; different color padlocks represent different protection types, as shown in the images at the right. {{[[Template:pp-protected|pp-protected]]}} is usually placed on protected pages to display the padlock. Positioning the mouse pointer over the padlock symbol produces an informational [[tooltip]] which says "This article is protected." If {{[[Template:Pp-protected|Pp-protected]]}}'s '''reason''' parameter is specified, the tooltip also says why the page is protected. If the '''expiry''' parameter is specified, the tooltip says for what duration the page is protected. This policy explains in detail the protection types and procedures for page protection and unprotection and the reasons for which protection should and should not be applied. ==Overview of types of protection== The following technical options are available to administrators for protecting pages: *'''Full protection''' prevents editing by everyone except [[Wikipedia:Administrators|administrators]]. Fully protected media files cannot be overwritten by new uploads. *'''Semi-protection''' prevents editing by unregistered contributors and contributors with accounts that are not [[Wikipedia:User access levels#Autoconfirmed users|confirmed]]. *'''Creation protection''' prevents a page (normally a previously [[Wikipedia:Deletion policy|deleted]] one) from being recreated (also known as "[[Salting the earth|salting]]"). *'''Move protection''' protects the page solely from [[Help:Moving a page|moving (renaming)]]. *'''Upload protection''' prevents new versions of a file from being [[Help:upload|uploaded]] except by [[Wikipedia:administrators|administrators]], but it does not prevent editing the file's description page. *'''Pending-changes protection''' means edits by unregistered and new contributors are not visible to readers who are not logged in, until the edits are approved by a [[Wikipedia:User access levels#Reviewer|reviewer]] or administrator. *'''Extended confirmed protection''', also known as '''30/500 protection''' prevents editing by users without 30 days tenure and 500 edits on the English Wikipedia. It is applied to combat any form of disruption where semi-protection has proven to be ineffective. It should not be applied as a protection level of first resort. Its use is logged at the [[WP:AN|Administrators' noticeboard]]. Any type of protection (with the exception of [[#Cascading protection|cascading protection]]) may be requested at [[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection]]. Changes to a fully protected page should be proposed on the corresponding [[WP:Talk page|talk page]], and carried out by an administrator if they are uncontroversial or if there is [[Wikipedia:Consensus|consensus]] for them. Except in the case of [[Wikipedia:Office actions|office actions]] (see [[#Office actions|below]]), [[Wikipedia:AC|Arbitration Committee]] remedies, or pages in the MediaWiki namespace (see below), administrators may unprotect a page if the reason for its protection no longer applies, a reasonable period has elapsed, and there is no consensus that continued protection is necessary. Editors desiring the unprotection of a page should, in the first instance, ask the administrator who applied the protection unless the administrator is inactive or no longer an administrator; thereafter, requests may be made at [[WP:RFUP|Requests for unprotection]]. Note that such requests will normally be declined if the protecting administrator is active and was not consulted first. A log of protections and unprotections is available at [[Special:Log/protect]]. [[:Template:Protection table]] ==Types of protection== === Full protection === [[File:Padlock.svg|upright=0.4|right|alt=Gold padlock|link=]] [[:Template:Policy shortcut]] A fully protected page can be edited or moved only by administrators. The protection may be for a specified time or may be indefinite. Modifications to a fully protected page can be proposed on its [[Wikipedia:Talk page|talk page]] (or at another appropriate forum) for discussion. Administrators can make changes to the protected article reflecting [[Wikipedia:Consensus|consensus]]. Placing the {{[[Template:Edit fully-protected|Edit fully-protected]]}} template on the talk page will draw the attention of administrators for implementing uncontroversial changes. ==== Content disputes ==== On pages that are experiencing [[Wikipedia:Edit war|edit warring]], temporary full protection can force the parties to discuss their edits on the talk page, where they can reach [[Wikipedia:Consensus|consensus]]. Isolated incidents of edit warring, and persistent edit warring by particular users, may be better addressed by [[Wikipedia:Blocking policy|blocking]], so as not to prevent normal editing of the page by others. [[:Template:Policy shortcut]] When protecting a page because of a content dispute, administrators normally protect the current version, except where the current version contains content that clearly violates content policies, such as [[Wikipedia:Vandalism|vandalism]], [[Wikipedia:Copyright violations|copyright violations]], or [[Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons|defamation of living persons]]. Since protecting the most current version sometimes rewards edit warring by establishing a contentious revision, administrators may also revert to an old version of the page predating the edit war if such a clear point exists. Pages that are protected because of content disputes should not be edited except to make changes which are uncontroversial or for which there is clear [[Wikipedia:Consensus|consensus]] (see above). Administrators [[WP:UNINVOLVED|should not]] protect or unprotect a page to further their own positions in content disputes. ==== Vandalism ==== [[:Template:Policy shortcut]] Applying page protection in a pre-emptive measure is contrary to the open nature of Wikipedia and is generally not allowed if applied for these reasons. However, brief periods of an appropriate and reasonable protection level are allowed in situations where blatant vandalism or disruption is occurring and at a level of frequency that requires its use in order to stop it. The duration of the protection should be set as short as possible, and the protection level should be set to the lowest restriction needed in order to stop the disruption while still allowing productive editors to make changes. ==== "History only" review ==== [[:Template:Policy shortcut]] If a deleted page is going through [[Wikipedia:Deletion review|deletion review]], only administrators are normally capable of viewing the former content of the page. If they feel it would benefit the discussion to allow other users to view the page content, administrators may [[Wikipedia:Restore|restore]] the page, blank it or replace the contents with {{[[Template:TempUndelete|TempUndelete]]}} or a similar notice, and fully protect the page to prevent further editing. The previous contents of the page are then accessible to everyone via the [[Help:Page history|page history]]. ==== Protected generic image names ==== Generic image names such as [[:File:map.jpg]] or [[:File:Photo.jpg]] are fully protected to prevent new versions being uploaded.
==== Permanent protection ==== [[:Template:Policy shortcut]] Some areas of Wikipedia are permanently protected by the [[MediaWiki]] software. The [[Help:MediaWiki namespace|MediaWiki namespace]], which defines parts of the site interface, is fully protected; it is impossible for administrators to remove this protection. User CSS and JavaScript pages, such as [[User:Example/monobook.css]] and [[User:Example/cologneblue.js]], are automatically fully protected. Only accounts that are associated with these pages or administrators are able to edit them. This protection applies to any user subpage created with a ".css" or ".js" extension, whether an equivalent MediaWiki skin exists or not. Administrators may modify these pages, for example, to remove a user script that has been used in an inappropriate way. In addition to hard-coded protection, the following are usually permanently protected: * Pages that are very visible, such as the [[Main Page]] or [[:File:Wiki.png]]. * Pages that should not be modified for copyright or legal reasons, such as the [[Wikipedia:General disclaimer|general disclaimer]] or the [[Wikipedia:Text of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License|local copy of the site copyright license]]. * Pages that are very frequently [[Wikipedia:Transclusion|transcluded]], such as {{[[Template:tl|tl]]}} or {{[[Template:ambox|ambox]]}}, to prevent [[Wikipedia:Vandalism|vandalism]] or [[Denial-of-service attack|denial of service]] attacks. This includes images or templates used in other highly visible or frequently transcluded pages. See [[Wikipedia:High-risk templates]] for more information. === Template protection === [[File:Padlock-pink.svg|upright=0.4|right|alt=Pink padlock|link=]] [[:Template:Policy shortcut]]
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A template-protected page can be edited only by administrators or users in the Template editors group. This protection level should be used almost exclusively on [[Wikipedia:High-risk templates|high-risk]] [[WP:TEMPLATE|templates]] and [[WP:LUA|modules]]. In cases where pages in other namespaces become transcluded to a very high degree, this protection level is also valid. This is a protection level<a href="#cite_note-1">[1]</a> that replaces [[WP:FULL|full protection]] on pages that are merely protected due to high transclusion rates, rather than content disputes. It should be used on templates whose risk factor would have otherwise warranted full protection. It should not be used on less risky templates on the grounds that the [[WP:TPE|template editor]] user right exists – the existence of the right should not result in more templates becoming uneditable for the general editing community. Editors may request edits to a template-protected page by proposing them on its talk page, using the {{[[Template:Edit template-protected|Edit template-protected]]}} template if necessary to gain attention. === Semi-protection === [[File:Padlock-silver.svg|upright=0.4|right|alt=Silver padlock|link=]] [[:Template:Policy shortcut]] <style data-mw-deduplicate="TemplateStyles:r18481725">.mw-parser-output .mw-tpl-seealso{font-style:italic;padding-bottom:0.4em;padding-left:0;margin-bottom:0.4em;margin-left:1em;color:#555;border-bottom:1px solid #ccc}</style>
See also'': [[:Wikipedia:Rough guide to semi-protection|Wikipedia:Rough guide to semi-protection]]
Semi-protection prevents edits from [[Wikipedia:User access levels#Unregistered users|unregistered users]] (IP addresses), as well as edits from any account that is not [[Wikipedia:User access levels#Autoconfirmed users|autoconfirmed]] (is at least four days old and has at least ten edits to Wikipedia) or [[Wikipedia:User access levels#Confirmed users|confirmed]]. This level of protection is useful when there is a significant amount of disruption or vandalism from new or unregistered users, or to prevent sock puppets of blocked or banned users from editing, especially when it occurs on [[WP:BLP|biographies of living persons]] who have had a recent high level of media interest. An alternative to semi-protection is [[WP:PC|pending changes]], which is sometimes favoured when an article is being vandalised regularly, but otherwise receives a low amount of editing. Such users can request edits to a semi-protected page by proposing them on its talk page, using the {{[[Template:Edit semi-protected|Edit semi-protected]]}} template if necessary to gain attention. If the page in question and its talk page are ''both'' protected please make your edit request at [[WP:RFED|Wikipedia:Request for edit]] instead. New users may also request the confirmed user right by visiting [[Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Confirmed|Requests for permissions]]. ==== Guidance for administrators ==== Administrators may apply ''indefinite'' semi-protection to pages that are subject to heavy and persistent [[Wikipedia:Vandalism|vandalism]] or violations of [[:Category:Wikipedia content policies|content policy]] (such as [[Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons|biographies of living persons]], [[Wikipedia:Neutral point of view|neutral point of view]]). Semi-protection should ''not'' be used as a preemptive measure against vandalism that has not yet occurred, nor should it be used to privilege registered users over unregistered users in (valid) content disputes. In addition, administrators may apply ''temporary'' semi-protection on pages that are: * Subject to significant but temporary vandalism or disruption (for example, due to [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia in the media|media attention]]) when [[Wikipedia:Blocking policy|blocking]] individual users is not a feasible option * Subject to [[WP:EW|edit-warring]] where ''all'' parties involved are unregistered or new editors (i.e. in cases in which full protection would otherwise be applied). This does ''not'' apply when autoconfirmed users are involved. * Subject to [[WP:VANDAL|vandalism]] or [[WP:EW|edit-warring]] where unregistered editors are engaging in [[IP address#Dynamic IP|IP hopping]] by using different computers, obtaining new addresses by using [[dynamic IP]] allocation, or other address-changing schemes such as [[IP address spoofing]] * Article discussion pages, when they have been subject to persistent disruption. Such protection should be used sparingly because it prevents unregistered and newly registered users from participating in discussions. A page and its talk page should not normally be protected at the same time. If a page and its talk page are both protected, the talk page should direct affected editors to [[WP:RFED|Wikipedia:Request for edit]], to ensure that no editor is entirely prevented from contributing. * Protection should be used sparingly on the talk pages of blocked users, including IP addresses. Instead the user should be reblocked with talk page editing disallowed. When required, or when reblocking without talk page editing allowed is unsuccessful, protection should be implemented for only a brief period, and not exceeding the duration of the block. [[Wikipedia:Today's featured article|Today's featured article]] may be semi-protected just like any other article. But since this article is subject to sudden spurts of vandalism during certain times of day, administrators should semi-protect it for brief periods in most instances. For the former guideline, see [[Wikipedia:Main Page featured article protection]].
=== Creation protection === [[File:Padlock-skyblue.svg|upright=0.4|right|alt=Blue padlock|link=]] [[:Template:Policy shortcut]] Administrators can prevent the creation of a page through the protection interface. This is useful for bad articles that have been [[Wikipedia:Deletion policy|deleted]] but repeatedly recreated. Such protection is case-sensitive. There are several levels of creation protection that can be applied to pages, identical to the levels for edit protection. A list of protected titles may be found at [[Special:Protectedtitles]] (see also [[WP:Protected titles/Historical|historical lists]]). Pre-emptive restrictions on new article titles are instituted through the [[MediaWiki:Titleblacklist|title blacklist]] system, which allows for more flexible protection with support for [[substring]]s and [[regular expression]]s. Pages that have been creation-protected are sometimes referred to as "[[salting the earth|salted]]". Contributors wishing to re-create a salted title with more appropriate content should either contact an [[Wikipedia:Administrators|administrator]] (preferably the protecting administrator), file a request at [[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection]], or use the [[Wikipedia:Deletion review|deletion review]] process. In any case, it is generally preferable to have prepared a [[WP:Drafts|draft version]] of the intended article prior to filing a request. In December 2016 [[Wikipedia:Requests_for_comment/Extended_confirmed_protection_policy_2#Creation_protection|consensus was found]] to allow the usage of [[WP:ECP|extended confirmed protection]] in create protecting articles. This change leaves semi-protection, extended confirmed protection, and full protection as available levels for salting - administrators should choose the appropriate one at their discretion.
=== Move protection === [[File:Padlock-olive.svg|upright=0.4|right|alt=Green padlock|link=]] [[:Template:Policy shortcut]] Move protected pages, or more technically, fully move-protected pages, cannot be moved to a new title except by an administrator. Move protection is commonly applied to: * Pages subject to persistent page-move [[Wikipedia:Vandalism|vandalism]]. * Pages subject to a page-name dispute. * Highly visible pages that have no reason to be moved, such as the [[Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard|Administrators' noticeboard]] and articles selected as "[[Wikipedia:Today's featured article|Today's featured article]]" on the main page. Fully edit-protected pages are also implicitly move-protected. As with full edit protection, protection because of edit warring should not be considered an endorsement of the current name. When move protection is applied during a requested move discussion, the page should be protected at the location it was at when the move request was started. All [[WP:FILE|files]] are implicitly move-protected; only [[WP:File mover|file movers]] and administrators can move files.
===Upload protection=== [[File:Padlock-purple.svg|upright=0.4|right|alt=Purple padlock|link=]] [[:Template:Policy shortcut]] Upload protected files, or more technically, fully upload-protected files, cannot be replaced with new versions except by an administrator. Upload protection does not protect file pages from editing. Upload protection may be applied by an administrator to: * Files subject to persistent upload [[Wikipedia:Vandalism|vandalism]]. * Files subject to a dispute between editors. * Files that should not be replaced, such as images used in the interface or transcluded to the main page. * Files with common or generic names. As with full edit protection, administrators should avoid favoring one file version over another, and protection should not be considered an endorsement of the current file version. An obvious exception to this rule is when files are protected due to upload vandalism.
=== Pending changes protection === <translate> : ''For further information, see <tvar|1>Wikipedia:Pending changes</>.''</translate> {| align="right" |- |[[:Template:Policy shortcut]] |[[File:Padlock-silver-light.svg|upright=0.4|Pending changes protection (level 1)|alt=White padlock|link=]] |} Pending changes protection is a tool used to suppress [[WP:Vandalism|vandalism]] and certain other persistent problems, while allowing all users to continue to submit edits. Pending changes protection can be used as an alternative to semi-protection to allow unregistered and new users to edit pages, while keeping the edits hidden to most readers until they are accepted by a reviewer. When a page under pending changes protection is edited by an [[WP:IP|unregistered]] (IP addresses) editor or a [[Wikipedia:User access levels#New users|new user]], the edit is not directly visible to the majority of Wikipedia readers, until it is reviewed and accepted by an editor with the [[Wikipedia:User access levels#Pending changes reviewer|pending changes reviewer right]]. When a page under pending changes protection is edited by an [[Wikipedia:User access levels#Autoconfirmed users|autoconfirmed user]], the edit will be immediately visible to Wikipedia readers. Pending changes are visible in the page history, where they are marked as pending review. The latest accepted revision is displayed to the general public. Logged-in users see the latest revision of the page, with all changes applied. When editors who are not reviewers make changes to an article with unreviewed pending changes, their edits are also marked as pending and are not visible to most readers. Both logged-in users and [[Wikipedia:Welcome unregistered editing|unregistered users]] who click the "edit this page" tab may edit the latest version as usual. If there are pending changes awaiting review, there will be a dropdown box next to the article title, pointing to the pending changes. For more details, see ''[[Help:Pending changes]]''. Reviewing of pending changes should be resolved within reasonable time limits. Originally, two levels of pending changes protection existed (level 1 = 'autoconfirmed' and level 2 = 'review' ), but following a community discussion, the level 2 ('review') pending changes option was retired from the English Wikipedia in January 2017. It was suggested at that time that "Pending changes level 1" be referred to in future as simply "Pending changes".<a href="#cite_note-2">[2]</a> ====When to apply pending changes protection==== Pending changes may be used to protect articles against: * persistent vandalism * violations of the [[WP:BLP|biographies of living persons]] policy * copyright violations Pending changes protection should not be used as a preemptive measure against violations that have not yet occurred. Like semi-protection, PC protection should '''never''' be used in genuine content disputes, where there is a risk of placing a particular group of editors (unregistered users) at a disadvantage. Pending changes protection should not be used on articles with a very high edit rate, even if they meet the aforementioned criteria. Instead semi-protection should be considered. In addition, administrators may apply temporary pending changes protection on pages that are subject to significant but temporary vandalism or disruption (for example, due to media attention) when blocking individual users is not a feasible option. As with other forms of protection, the time frame of the protection should be proportional to the problem. Indefinite PC protection should only be used in cases of severe long-term disruption. Removal of pending changes protection can be requested of any administrator, or at [[Wikipedia:RFPP#Current requests for reduction in protection level|requests for unprotection]]. The reviewing process is described in detail at [[Wikipedia:Reviewing pending changes|Reviewing pending changes]].
=== Extended confirmed protection === [[File:Padlock-blue.svg|upright=0.4|right|alt=Dark blue padlock|link=]] [[:Template:Policy shortcut]] Extended confirmed protection, also known as 30/500 protection, prevents edits from all IP editors and any registered user with less than 30 days' tenure or fewer than 500 edits. Pages with this level of protection can be edited only by editors with the [[Wikipedia:User access levels#Extendedconfirmed|extended confirmed user]] access level, granted automatically to editors with the requisite tenure and number of edits. In cases where semi-protection has proven to be ineffective, administrators may use extended confirmed protection to combat disruption (such as vandalism, abusive sockpuppetry, edit wars, etc.) on any topic. Extended confirmed protection should not be used as a preemptive measure against disruption that has not yet occurred, nor should it be used to privilege extended confirmed users over unregistered users in valid content disputes on articles not covered by Arbitration Committee 30/500 rulings. Extended confirmed protection may be used at administrator discretion when creation protecting a page.<a href="#cite_note-3">[3]</a> 30/500 protection formerly (until August 12, 2016)<a href="#cite_note-4">[4]</a> only applied in topic areas determined by the [[Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee|Arbitration Committee]], which authorized its use on articles reasonably construed as belonging to the Arab-Israeli conflict;<a href="#cite_note-5">[5]</a> as an arbitration enforcement tool by motion or remedy;<a href="#cite_note-AE-ECP-6">[6]</a> or as a result of community consensus.<a href="#cite_note-7">[7]</a> As of September 23, 2016, a bot posts a notification in a subsection of [[Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Pages_recently_put_under_extended-confirmed_protection|AN]] when this protection level is used.<a href="#cite_note-8">[8]</a> A full list of the [[:User:MusikBot/ECPMonitor/Total]] pages under 30/500 protection can be found [//meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:ProtectedPages&level=extendedconfirmed here].
=== Office actions === [[File:Padlock-black.svg|upright=0.4|right|alt=Black padlock|link=]] [[:Template:Policy shortcut]] As outlined at [[Wikipedia:Office actions]], pages may be protected by [[Wikipedia:Wikimedia Foundation|Wikimedia Foundation]] staff in response to issues such as copyright or libel. '''Such actions override community consensus'''. Administrators should '''not''' edit or unprotect such pages without permission from Wikimedia Foundation staff. A list of pages under the scrutiny of the Wikimedia Foundation can be found [[WP:OFFICELIST|here]].
=== Cascading protection ===
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[[:Template:Redirect3]] Cascading protection fully protects a page, and extends that full protection ''automatically'' to any page that is [[Wikipedia:Transclusion|transcluded]] onto the protected page, whether directly or indirectly. This includes templates, images and other media that are hosted on the English Wikipedia. Files stored on Commons are ''not'' protected by any other wiki's cascading protection and must be temporarily uploaded to the English Wikipedia or protected at Commons, either manually or through cascading protection there. When operational, [[c:User:KrinkleBot|KrinkleBot]] cascade-protects Commons files transcluded at [[Wikipedia:Main Page/Tomorrow]], [[Wikipedia:Main Page/Commons media protection]] and [[Main Page]]. As the bot's response time varies, media should ''not'' be transcluded on the main page (or its constituent templates) until after it has been protected. (This is particularly relevant to [[Template:In the news]], for which upcoming images are not queued at [[Wikipedia:Main Page/Tomorrow]].) Cascading protection: *Should be used only to prevent [[Wikipedia:Vandalism|vandalism]] when placed on particularly visible pages, such as the main page. *Is available only for fully protected pages; it is disabled for semi-protected pages as it represents a security flaw. See [[Bugzilla:8796]] for more information. *Is not instantaneous; it may be several hours before it takes effect. See [[Bugzilla:18483]] for more information. *Should generally not be applied directly to templates or [[WP:LUA|modules]], as it will not protect transclusions inside <includeonly> tags or transclusions that depend on template parameters, but ''will'' protect the [[Wikipedia:Template documentation|documentation subpage]]. See [[#Protection of templates|the "Protection of templates" section]] below for alternatives. The list of cascading-protected pages can be found at [[Wikipedia:Cascade-protected items]]. Requests to add or remove cascading-protection on a page should be made at [[Wikipedia talk:Cascade-protected items]] as an [[Wikipedia:Edit requests|edit request]]. ==Deprecated protection== === Superprotect ===
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Superprotect was a level of protection, allowing editing by only [//meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:GlobalUsers&group=staff Wikimedia Foundation employees who are in the Staff global group]. It was [[gerrit:153302|implemented on August 10, 2014]] and used the same day to override community consensus regarding the use of the Media Viewer on the [[German Wikipedia]]'s primary site javascript, [[:de:MediaWiki:Common.js|common.js]]. It was never used on the English Wikipedia. On November 5, 2015, the WMF decided to [[mw:WMF product development process/2015-11-05|remove]] superprotect from all Wikimedia wikis. ===Cascading semiprotection=== Cascading semiprotection was formerly possible, but it was disabled in 2007 after [[phab:T10796|users noticed]] that non-administrators could protect any page by transcluding it onto the page to which cascading semiprotection had been applied by an administrator. ==Protection by namespace== === Article talk pages === Modifications to a protected page can be proposed on its [[Wikipedia:Talk page|talk page]] (or at another appropriate forum) for discussion. Administrators can make changes to the protected article reflecting [[Wikipedia:Consensus|consensus]]. Placing the {{[[Template:Edit protected|Edit protected]]}} template on the talk page will draw the attention of administrators for implementing uncontroversial changes. Talk pages are not usually protected, and are only semi-protected for a limited duration in the most severe cases of vandalism. === User talk pages === User talk pages are rarely protected, and are semi-protected for short durations only in the most severe cases of vandalism from IP users. Users whose talk pages are semi-protected should have an unprotected user talk subpage linked conspicuously from their main talk page to allow good faith comments from non-autoconfirmed users. A user's request to have his or her own talk page protected is not a sufficient rationale to protect the page. ====Blocked users==== Blocked users' user talk pages should not ordinarily be protected, as this interferes with the user's ability to contest their block through the normal process. It also prevents others from being able to use the talk page to communicate with the blocked editor. In extreme cases of abuse by the blocked user, such as abuse of the {{[[Template:unblock|unblock]]}} template, re-blocking the user without talk page access should be preferred over protection. If the user has been indefinitely blocked from editing the talk page, they should be informed of off-wiki ways to appeal their block, such as the [[WP:UTRS|UTRS tool interface]] or as a last recourse, [[Wikipedia:Appealing_a_block#Routes_to_unblock| the Arbitration Committee]]. When required, protection should be implemented for only a brief period, not exceeding the duration of the block. Confirmed socks of registered users should be dealt with in accordance with [[Wikipedia:Sockpuppetry]]; their pages are not normally protected. === User pages === [[:Template:Policy shortcut]] [[Wikipedia:User page|User pages]] and subpages can be protected upon a simple request from the user, as long as a need exists—pages in userspace should not be automatically or pre-emptively protected.<a href="#cite_note-9">[9]</a> Requests for protection specifically at uncommon levels (such as template protection) may be granted if the user has expressed a genuine and realistic need. Root user pages (for example, the page User:Example, and not User:Example/subpage or User talk:Example) are automatically protected from creation or editing by unconfirmed and IP users. Exceptions to this include when an unconfirmed or IP user attempts to edit their own user page. IP and unconfirmed editors are also unable to create edit user pages that do not belong to a registered user. All of this is handled by [[Special:AbuseFilter/803|a filter]].<a href="#cite_note-10">[10]</a> When a filter is insufficient to stop user page vandalism, a user may choose to create a ".css" subpage (ex. User:Example/Userpage.css), copy all the contents of their user page onto the subpage, transclude the subpage by putting {{User:Example/Userpage.css}} on their user page, and then ask an administrator to fully protect their user page. Because pages in user space that end in ".js" and ".css" are only editable by the user the user space belongs to and administrators, this will protect your user page from further vandalism. ====Deceased users==== <style data-mw-deduplicate="TemplateStyles:r18481725">.mw-parser-output .mw-tpl-seealso{font-style:italic;padding-bottom:0.4em;padding-left:0;margin-bottom:0.4em;margin-left:1em;color:#555;border-bottom:1px solid #ccc}</style>
See also'': [[:Wikipedia:Deceased Wikipedians/Guidelines|Wikipedia:Deceased Wikipedians/Guidelines]]
In the event of the confirmed death of a user, the user's user page (but not the user talk page) should be fully protected. === Protection of templates ===
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See also'': [[:Wikipedia:High-risk templates|Wikipedia:High-risk templates]]  and [[:Wikipedia:Template documentation|Wikipedia:Template documentation]]
Highly visible templates, which are used on an extremely large number of pages or substituted with great frequency, are often semi- or template-protected based on the degree of visibility, type of use, content, etc. Protected templates should normally have the {{[[Template:documentation|documentation]]}} template. It loads the unprotected /doc page, so that non-admins and IP-users can edit the documentation, categories and interwiki links. It also automatically adds {{[[Template:pp-template|pp-template]]}} to protected templates, which displays a small padlock in the top right corner and categorizes the template as protected. Only manually add {{pp-template}} to protected templates that don't use {{documentation}} (mostly the flag templates). Cascading protection should generally not be applied directly to templates, as it will not protect transclusions inside <includeonly> tags or transclusions that depend on template parameters, but ''will'' protect the template's [[Wikipedia:Template documentation|documentation subpage]]. Instead, consider any of the following: * If the set of subtemplates is static (even if large), protect them using normal protection mechanisms. * If the set of subtemplates is unbounded, use [[MediaWiki:Titleblacklist]] to protect all subtemplates using a particular naming format (as is done for [[WP:Editnotice|editnotice templates]] and subtemplates of [[Template:TFA title]]). Note: All [[WP:Editnotice|editnotice templates]] (except those in userspace) are already protected via [[MediaWiki:Titleblacklist]] (which can, however, be overridden by [[WP:Template editor|template editors]]). ===Sandboxes=== <style data-mw-deduplicate="TemplateStyles:r18481725">.mw-parser-output .mw-tpl-seealso{font-style:italic;padding-bottom:0.4em;padding-left:0;margin-bottom:0.4em;margin-left:1em;color:#555;border-bottom:1px solid #ccc}</style>
See also'': [[:Wikipedia:About the Sandbox|Wikipedia:About the Sandbox]]
Sandboxes should not ordinarily be protected since their purpose is to let new users test and experiment with [[Help:wiki markup|wiki syntax]]. Most sandboxes are automatically cleaned every 12 hours, although they are frequently overwritten by other testing users. The [[Wikipedia:Sandbox]] is cleaned every hour. Those who use sandboxes for malicious purposes, or to violate policies such as [[Wikipedia:no personal attacks|no personal attacks]], [[Wikipedia:civility|civility]], or [[Wikipedia:Copyrights|copyrights]], should instead be warned and/or blocked. == Available templates == The following templates may be added at the very top of a page to indicate that it is protected: [[:Template:Protection templates]] On redirect pages, use the {{[[Template:Redirect category shell|Redirect category shell]]}} template, which automatically categorizes by protection level, below the redirect line. A protection template may also be added below the redirect line, but it will only serve to categorize the page, as it will not be visible on the page, and it will have to be manually removed when protection is removed. == See also == * [[MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext]] * [[Special:Protectedpages]] * [[Special:Protectedtitles]] * [[Wikipedia:Edit lock]] * [[Wikipedia:List of indefinitely protected pages]] * [[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection]] * [[Wikipedia:Rough guide to semi-protection]] * [[Wikipedia:Make protection requests sparingly]], an essay * [[m:Protected pages considered harmful]] * [[m:The Wrong Version]] * [[:Category:Wikipedia fully-protected edit requests]] * [[Wikipedia:Protection policy/Padlocks]] == Notes ==
  1. <a href="#cite_ref-1">↑</a> Created October 2013 as a result of
  2. <a href="#cite_ref-2">↑</a> <a href="/wiki/Special:PermanentLink/762319924#Make_PC2_no_longer_available_to_admins" title="Special:PermanentLink/762319924">VPR RfC to remove PC2</a>
  3. <a href="#cite_ref-3">↑</a>
  4. <a href="#cite_ref-4">↑</a> <a href="/wiki/Special:PermanentLink/734196666" title="Special:PermanentLink/734196666">Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Extended confirmed protection policy</a>
  5. <a href="#cite_ref-5">↑</a>
  6. <a href="#cite_ref-AE-ECP_6-0">↑</a> <a href="/wiki/Special:PermanentLink/720421803#Arbitration_motions_regarding_extended_confirmed_protection" title="Special:PermanentLink/720421803">Arbitration motions regarding extended confirmed protection</a>
  7. <a href="#cite_ref-7">↑</a>
  8. <a href="#cite_ref-8">↑</a> <a href="/wiki/Special:Diff/740835205" title="Special:Diff/740835205">Wikipedia talk:Protection Policy discussion to remove manual posting requirement</a>
  9. <a href="#cite_ref-9">↑</a> Per discussion at , June 2013
  10. <a href="#cite_ref-10">↑</a> Please refer to and for community discussion related to a preventative measure for user pages.
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Wikimedia Foundation Privacy Policy (discussion)
This is the talk page for discussing Wikimedia's Privacy Policy.
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Several comments below ask about what’s new in this draft as compared to the current privacy policy. To help new folks just joining the conversation, we have outlined the main changes in this box. But feel free to join the discussion about these changes here.

As a general matter, because the current privacy policy was written in 2008, it did not anticipate many technologies that we are using today. Where the current policy is silent, the new draft spells out to users how their data is collected and used. Here are some specific examples:

  1. Cookies: The current policy mentions the use of temporary session cookies and broadly states some differences in the use of cookies between mere reading and logged-in reading or editing. The FAQ in the new draft lists specific cookies that we use and specifies what they are used for and when they expire. The draft policy further clarifies that we will never use third-party cookies without permission from users. It also outlines other technologies that we may consider using to collect data like tracking pixels or local storage.
  2. Location data: Whereas the current policy does not address collection and use of location data, the draft policy spells out how you may be communicating the location of your device through GPS and similar technologies, meta data from uploaded images, and IP addresses. It also explains how we may use that data.
  3. Information we receive automatically: The current policy does not clearly explain that we can receive certain data automatically. The new draft explains that when you make requests to our servers you submit certain information automatically. It also specifies how we use this information to administer the sites, provide greater security, fight vandalism, optimize mobile applications, and otherwise make it easier for you to use the sites.
  4. Limited data sharing: The current policy narrowly states that user passwords and cookies shouldn’t be disclosed except as required by law, but doesn’t specify how other data may be shared. The new draft expressly lists how all data may be shared, not just passwords and cookies. This includes discussing how we share some data with volunteer developers, whose work is essential for our open source projects. It also includes providing non-personal data to researchers who can share their findings with our community so that we can understand the projects and make them better.
  5. Never selling user data: The current policy doesn’t mention this. While long-term editors and community members understand that selling data is against our ethos, newcomers have no way of knowing how our projects are different from most other websites unless we expressly tell them. The new draft spells out that we would never sell or rent their data or use it to sell them anything.
  6. Notifications: We introduced notifications after the current policy was drafted. So, unsurprisingly, it doesn’t mention them. The new draft explains how notifications are used, that they can sometimes collect data through tracking pixels, and how you can opt out.
  7. Scope of the policy: The current policy states its scope in general terms, and we want to be clearer about when the policy applies. The new draft includes a section explaining what the policy does and doesn’t cover in more detail.
  8. Surveys and feedback: The current policy doesn’t specifically address surveys and feedback forms. The new draft explains when we may use surveys and how we will notify you what information we collect.
  9. Procedures for updating the policy: The new draft specifically indicates how we will notify you if the policy needs to be changed. This is consistent with our current practice, but we want to make our commitment clear: we will provide advance notice for substantial changes to the privacy policy, allow community comment, and provide those changes in multiple languages.

This is of course not a comprehensive list of changes. If you see other changes that you are curious about, feel free to raise them and we will clarify the intent.

The purpose of a privacy policy is to inform users about what information is collected, how it is used, and whom it is shared with. The current policy did this well back when it was written, but it is simply outdated. We hope that with your help the new policy will address all the relevant information about use of personal data on the projects.

YWelinder (WMF) (talk) 01:07, 6 September 2013 (UTC)