A protected page is one that has been locked to prevent editing by ordinary users. This may happen for a number of reasons, including:
- The page contains information that should not be changed. Such as template text used on special pages.
- The page contains information that must remain unchanged, for legal reasons.
- The page has been subjected to unwanted edits and less restrictive solutions have failed to resolve the issue.
The reason that a page is protected should be explained on Wikitravel:Protected pages.