Administrators have the ability to "protect" pages such that they cannot be edited except by other admins. This ability is only to be used in limited circumstances.
The following rules apply to general encyclopedia pages, not to Memory Beta "meta" pages:
- Do not edit a protected page
- Do not protect a page you have edited
- Add a boilerplate message to the top of temporarily protected pages
- List pages you protect or unprotect on Memory Beta:Protected page
See Project:Protection policy for more detailed advice and the purpose of protected pages.
List of protected pages
If you protect a page, or find a protected page not listed here, please add it to this list. Please also add a short description of ten words or less indicating why you protected it. If you need to say more, discuss on the talk page of the page you protected.
Permanently protected pages
These pages are permanently protected, primarily to prevent vandalism. Other pages, such as legal policies, are also permanently protected to prevent unauthorized changes from being made to them.
- Main Page
- Project:List of interwiki prefixes
- Memory Beta:Protected page
- Project:Featured article
- Template:Community article
Semi-permanently protected pages
These pages are protected for the indefinite future, but it is planned (hoped) that they will be unprotected at some point. A specific reason should be given for why the page was protected.
Temporarily protected pages
- Article pages
- Temporary; see talk page
- Talk pages
- Protection can be lifted if there's a need for real discussion of the topics.
- Help pages