Semi Protection

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To discourage a repeat of the incident mentioned in the previous section, could an admin please semi-protect Template:OB Purchased Spell Notes. I've checked the other Notes Templates, and they should all be fine. (No longer necessary due to changes in template.) Robin Hoodtalk 06:40, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Can I go further here? We've had huge changes in templates over the past 12-18 months, and a lot of things have changed. There are several templates that are used on literally hundreds or thousands of pages that are not currently protected. This is the page to visit for details, and as I said some time back when a couple of ignorant people were accusing me of vandalising the site, that page is a great was of advertising the pages that will cause the most damage.
The "User" templates on that list don't matter so much, but there are templates like {{Autolink}} and {{Infobox Style}} that are used on over a thousand pages that currently have no protection. Templates like {{NPC Summary/Tamriel Rebuilt Other}} only appear at #64, but would seriously screw up the site if edited badly.
Going even further, some templates, like {{!}}, {{!!}} and {{!-}}, should never be edited at all. I remember saying that 18 months ago, too. They could be fully protected to stop anybody screwing with them.
In general, there are only a few of the top 50 templates that shouldn't be at least SPed. Many of the next 50 should also get protected. Then there are examples like the Notes Templates that RH brought up, for which there are other reasons for protection. I don't like protecting pages in general, but in cases like this I think there's good reason to do it. rpeh •TCE 04:38, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I'll get started on the top 50 now. Somebody feel free to add the relevant padlocks. --Krusty 17:54, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
Ah well, I took the top 100. So far so good. --Krusty 18:39, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
Okay, all done with the requests on this page; if anything else needs some protection, hit me on my talk page. --Krusty 11:45, 26 February 2011 (UTC)