A protected page is a page where normal users are prevented from editing and/or moving at all. Only a user with sysop permissions can edit or move a protected page. Likewise only sysop users can protect a page in the first place, or unprotect the page to lift the restriction.
There are several reasons why a particular page might be protected:
- On public wikis, pages may be protected because they have been repeatedly targeted with vandalism or moved to bad titles, or where it is believed that vandalism or page moves would have an unusually severe impact.
- 在企业 wiki 中，由于页面包含经管理部门核准后的文字，并且企业政策规定只有经过某些审核过程之后才能修改这些文字。
页面保护限制了 wiki 内容的协作，因此应尽可能避免。