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There are several reasons why a particular page might be protected. On public wikis, a protected page is usually one which has been repeatedly targeted with vandalism, or where it is believed that any vandalism would have an unusually severe impact. On corporate wikis, a page may be protected when the content has been frozen via an approval process. However there are also many good reasons for ''not'' protecting pages. As a sysop you must make this choice, and wield your power responsibly.  
 
There are several reasons why a particular page might be protected. On public wikis, a protected page is usually one which has been repeatedly targeted with vandalism, or where it is believed that any vandalism would have an unusually severe impact. On corporate wikis, a page may be protected when the content has been frozen via an approval process. However there are also many good reasons for ''not'' protecting pages. As a sysop you must make this choice, and wield your power responsibly.  
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A responsible sysop might provide additional pages, linked from the protected page, where other users may make reasonable edits. Whether or not these pages should be protected also is a choice the sysop will need to make, independent of choosing to protect the main page. This is a matter for consideration.
  
 
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Protecting and unprotecting pages is very straightforward, but these operations require sysop permissions.

You can designate a page as a protected page by clicking the 'Protect page' tab, and supplying a comment (a brief textual description of why you are protecting the page).

There are several reasons why a particular page might be protected. On public wikis, a protected page is usually one which has been repeatedly targeted with vandalism, or where it is believed that any vandalism would have an unusually severe impact. On corporate wikis, a page may be protected when the content has been frozen via an approval process. However there are also many good reasons for not protecting pages. As a sysop you must make this choice, and wield your power responsibly.

A responsible sysop might provide additional pages, linked from the protected page, where other users may make reasonable edits. Whether or not these pages should be protected also is a choice the sysop will need to make, independent of choosing to protect the main page. This is a matter for consideration.

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