What Happens if You Edit Wikipedia Wrong?

But if you persist with vandalism (or you make an account just to vandalize), you may be blocked indefinitely or completely banned from editing Wikipedia, and will be unable to create another account from your IP address. Any pages you vandalize may get protected, making it harder for others to edit legitimately.

Why are some Wikipedia pages protected?

Most pages on Wikipedia are only protected temporarily, to prevent edit wars or to control vandalism. Images which are tempting targets for vandalism, such as Image:Wiki.

How does Wikipedia protect its information?

Extended confirmed protection, also known as 30/500 protection, prevents the action by users without 30 days’ tenure and 500 edits on the English Wikipedia. It is applied to combat any form of disruption where semi-protection has proven to be ineffective. It should not be applied as a protection level of first resort.

How do I become an admin on Wikipedia?

The English Wikipedia has no official requirements to become an administrator. Any registered user can request adminship (“RFA”) from the community, regardless of their Wikipedia experience.

How do I request a change on Wikipedia?

To request an edit to an article where you have a conflict of interest, go to the talk page of that article, and start a new section at the bottom of the page. Put {{request edit}} at the top of the new section, below the new heading.