Administrators of this wiki have the ability to protect and unprotect a page; this means that a certain group of users with a specific level of access to this wiki are prevented from editing or changing an article for a specific amount of time.
If you came here because you clicked on a small lock in the right-hand corner of a page, that means that page has been protected from editing. If you wish to discuss the terms of this action, please use the forums.
Reasons for protection
At the discretion of an administrator, a page may be protected for:
Rule of thumb: As damage done to the page increases, so will the level of protection. Most protected pages are to the autoconfirmed level; however, in extreme cases, pages may be protected to sysop level.
Page protection levels are indicated through a color-coded padlock symbol found on the right-hand corner of a protected page. These vary as such:
Any user may request a specific protection on a page to an administrator for major incidents of vandalism or other performances of disorderly conduct.
Please supply credible evidence of the circumstances that warrant a need for protection. Administrators are not obliged to protect a page simply by request. Contrary, administrators are highly encouraged to investigate the situation themselves first before protecting a page.