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This page serves as a place to request and discuss unprotections.


The following are the policies to the requests for unprotection process.

  • A. General
  • 1. The requests for unprotection process is an optional process; administrators and assistants can unprotect anything they believe is necessary.
  • 2. If there is any controversy over unprotecting a certain page, using this process would be a better way to discussion the issue, as outlined in this article.
  • 3. Anyone can nominate a page (article, template, category, image, video, etc.) they feel should be unprotected.
  • B. Process
  • 1. Fill out a form to create an unprotection discussion.
  • 2. Once the discussion is created, the nominator must explain why they feel the article should be unprotected.
  • a. If no explanation is given after twenty-four (24) hours, it will be closed as invalid.
  • 3. A discussion will occur, centered on that particular page.
  • 4. Neutral votes do not count in the final tally for consensus (70%)
  • C. Closing discussions
  • 1. Only administrators and assistants can close unprotection discussions.
  • 2. If an unprotection discussion does not receive a consensus (70%) either way after one (1) month, the discussion can be closed as "no consensus" and the page is kept protected.

Request form

  • 1. Replace ARTICLE with the name of the article in the box below.
  • 2. Click "submit."
  • 3. When you submit, fill out the information on the resulting page, then save the page.
  • 4. Copy and paste the following under "current requests" of this page, replacing "ARTICLE" with the name of the problem:
  • Example: [[ESB:Requests for unprotection/ARTICLE]]
  • 5. If the problem you are requesting is a second time, use the following:
  • Example: [[ESB:Requests for unprotection/ARTICLE/2]]
  • 6. For subsequent requests, add "/3", "/4," "/5", etc.

Current requests

Requests for unprotection (edit)
Page Discussion Posted Status
No current requests


See archive here: ESB:Requests for unprotection/archive

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