A protected page is a page where normal users are prevented from editing or moving a page.
Only Administrators can edit or move a protected page. Likewise, only administrators can protect a page or lift protection from a page.
There are several reasons why a particular page might be protected:
- Pages might 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.
- Pages might be protected when they contain policies approved by administrators, and policy dictates that those statements can't be changed without following a certain approval process.
Page protection limits collaboration on the wiki content, and should be avoided where possible.