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I have several questions, as I am new to the concept of a protected page: is it correct that I am not allowed to create a protected page? What is the difference between fully protected and partially protected?

Also, I find that there are over a thousand "protected pages", so rather than sift through a thicket of protected pages for one particular title, is there a faster way to know if a particular title is protected?

I understand "This page does not exist" could be protected, but there are a lot of titles that appear there that seem safer and more mundane, such as: Sasuke, Rush (band), Anti-Barney Songs, Rowing. Why are they fully protected? Phrank Psinatra (talk) 10:59, February 28, 2014 (UTC)

"Semi-protected" pages are protected against Anon and "new" users and you should not be affected. These include any Featured Article that ran on our main page. Other pages get this protection if they have been the target of vandal attacks. Ideally, this protection lasts only for long enough to let the vandals forget what they were doing.
Fully-protected pages include infrastructure, the main page and UnNews Front Page, pages on website policy, and pages where changes might be visible to newbies before we could undo your hacks. The pages you list should not be in this category.
A page is protected against you if the "Edit" button says "View source". If you View source, it should display the most recent entry in the protection log where the Admin has stated the reason for protecting the page. If there is no reason stated, the page should not be protected. Spıke ¬ 11:43 28-Feb-14
PS--It is common when discussing pages to type [[links]] to them to make it easy for readers to see what you are talking about. None of the four pages you specify above exist. This does make editing difficult! This practice is called "salting" the page against creation, and it occurs after many awful versions have wasted users' time. Anon recently tried to edit a copy of "Anti-barney songs" kept in someone's userspace. In the case of Sasuke, the page was salted by TheLedBalloon in 2008 with the comment, I am *so* tired of deleting this. ATTENTION NARUTO FANBOYS AND HATERS ALIKE: We don't care. Go away. Spıke ¬ 11:49 28-Feb-14
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