Wikishire is built around the principle that anyone can edit it, and it therefore aims to have as many of its pages as possible open for public editing so that anyone can add material and correct errors. However, in some particular circumstances, because of a specifically identified likelihood of damage resulting if editing is left open, some individual pages may need to be subject to technical restrictions (often only temporary but sometimes indefinitely) on who is permitted to modify them.
Such article locking can only be applied to or removed from pages by Wikishire's administrators. Protection can be indefinite or expire after a specified time period. Many of Wikishire's key pages (such as the front page) are indefinitely locked, but other temporary locks can be applied if a page is the target of repeated vandalism.
As with other policies, the administrators are the ultimate authority.