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On your journeys across Zelda Wiki, you may come across protected pages, which pages are only allowed to be edited by admins. For more information on who protected the page and for what reason, please see the Talk page of the protected page (accessed by clicking on the "Discussion" tab on the top of said page. Use the talk page to suggest inclusions to the page or even unlocking it to make changes.
The two types of protected pages are in practice. One which isn't marked as protected, and a temporarily protected page. The temporarily protected page will have the Protected Template at the top. This is usually used to notify disputing factions in an edit war. Admins will be viewing the respective talk page to try and settle the disputes and unlock the page.
This is the notice template:
To request protection to a page use the Protect template. Examples of pages eligible for permanent protection are Archives, Help Content, Site Staff Lists, Site Notices, select templates, etc. In General we do not protect user pages. Staff that protected their own user page either expect high amounts of vandalism or generally lack trust in Zelda Wiki users. This is the protection request template:
It has been suggested that this page be protected by an administrator.
To request an edit to a protected page on the talk page use the Editprotected template. This is used to request uncontroversial edits to protected pages by posting on the protected page's talk page or in the Milk Bar. This is the edit request template:
- An unprotected page allows all users who have an account with Zelda Wiki to edit. To reduce spam and vandalism, Zelda Wiki does not allow anonymous page editing. The only basic requirement to account creation is Email Confirmation. Unprotected pages may also be Moved to another title by all members.
- AutoConfirmed Users Only protected pages exclude the newest members from editing a page. For example a new member will not be allowed to vote for Featured Articles or Featured Images.
- Administrators Only. The highest level of protection. This prevents anyone from editing or moving a page unless they have Administrator/Bureaucrat privileges enabled.