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The vast majority of articles/pages within MeritBadgeDotOrg are not protected. However, for various reasons, certain articles/pages are protected by a Bureaucrat or an Administrator (Sysop).

Locks used on this wiki

Message box style...


Editing this page is currently restricted to administrators in order to deal with vandalism, spam, etc.
Please discuss any proposed changes on the talk page. Thank you.

Protected policy

{{Protected policy}}

Protected maintenance

{{Protected maintenance}}
Protected maintenance This article is protected by a maintenance lock (protection log). If you wish to edit this article, or to ask for an administrator to make an edit for you, please use {{editprotected}} on the talk page and discuss your ideas for the proposed changes there, as well.

Protected requirements

{{Protected requirements}}

Template:Protected requirements

Lock only style...

These templates place a small lock in the upper right hand corner of the article/page/section.

Protected policy lock

{{Protected policy lock}}

Protected maintenance lock

{{Protected maintenance lock}}

Protected requirements lock

{{Protected requirements lock}} <-- Preferred usage.


Depending on template used:

  • The most appropriate one of the above message boxes templates should be applied to any article/section that is protected.
  • Or, alternatively, and only where preferable, use the appropriate lock (in the upper right-hand corner) template of the article/section.


  • Applying one of the above templates does not protect the article/page – that must be dome separately.
  • Only administrators should apply (or remove) a lock.
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