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This page is considered an official policy on Transformers: Prime Wiki. Based on consensus, it has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow. Please make use of the policy discussion page to propose changes to this policy.


Administrators and Bureaucrats have the ability to protect and unprotect pages. Protection of a page or image means that a non-admin cannot modify it.

The majority of pages on the wiki should remain publicly editable, and not protected. Pages may, however, be temporarily or permanently protected for reasons listed below. A list of protected pages can be viewed here.

Uses

Full protection

A page/file that is fully protected can only be edited by administrators and content moderators.

  • The Main Page is fully protected as it is highly visible and edits to it generally should only be made with consensus of the administration.
  • Many policies are fully protected, as modifications should only be made with consensus of the administration.
  • Copyright and license pages are protected to maintain integrity.
  • Heavily-used templates are protected as vandalism to such templates would be highly visible.
  • High-traffic pages are protected to prevent vandalism and spam.
  • The interface and system messages in the MediaWiki namespace are protected automatically, along with personal .css and .js pages.
  • Administrators may protect their own user pages, subpages and/or blogs at their leisure.
  • Non-admin user pages, subpages and/or blogs of a non-administrator may be protected at their request.

Temporary protection

A page/file that is fully protected can only be edited by administrators and content moderators, for a limited period of time.

  • Articles may be temporarily protected to stop an "edit war" and/or to encourage users involved in a series of edits to discuss the matter on the associated talk page.
  • A page or image that is not considered a high-traffic page but has been a recent target of persistent vandalism by users should be temporarily protected.

Semi-protection

A page/file that is fully protected can only be edited by autoconfirmed users (users whose accounts are at least four days old).

  • Articles which frequently have fanon added to them should be semi-protected.
  • Pages which should only have changes made to them in certain circumstances but where non-administrators have reason to edit the page should be semi-protected.
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