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A protected page is a page where users without being in a certain group are prevented from editing and/or moving at all. Only a user with sysop permissions can edit or move a sysop protected page. Files can also be protected from uploading, editing, or moving. Files might be protected because they are very highly used, but they are the only type of pages which can be protected from uploading, as they are the only types of pages that are made through uploading. Only sysop users can protect a page, or unprotect the page to lift the restriction.

There are 3 protection levels on this Wiki, Wikian, EWplus, and sysop. With the Wikian level, anybody who has the Wikian or any rank higher than it can edit/move the page. With the EWplus level, only Experienced Wikians and users with any rank higher (sysops and bureaucrats on this wiki) can edit/move the page in question. And, with the sysop level, only sysops (and bureaucrats) can edit/move the page.

There are several reasons why a particular page might be protected:

  • Pages may be protected because they have been repeatedly targeted with vandalism or moved to bad titles, or where it is believed that vandalism or page moves would have an unusually severe impact.
  • High traffic page may also be protected. Some pages that are very highly visited, such as the main page, would be protected.

Page protection limits collaboration on the wiki content, and should be avoided where possible.

For sysop information see Help:Protecting and unprotecting pages.

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