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In certain cases it may be necessary to protect a page from being edited. The MediaWiki software provides for a simple mechanism by which all edits that are not made by administrators are forbidden.

  1. Select the "Protect" tab at the top of the page for the article to be protected.
  2. Enter a descriptive reason for why the page is being protected.
  3. Confirm the protection by clicking the checkbox.
  4. Click "Confirm".

After you click "Confirm", the protection will be implemented by the MediaWiki software, and it will be logged in the protection log.

For user-friendliness, please place either {{Protected}} (for general protections) or {{VProtected}} (for vandalism protections) at the top of the page.

In order to unprotect a page, follow the same procedure, but give a reason why the page is to be unprotected.

Note: Only administrators are permitted to protect a page.