In some circumstances, certain releases, master releases, artists, and labels may need to be protected from modification. Discogs data can be edit-protected by staff when a specific damaging event has been identified that can not be prevented through other means. 

A release, master release, artist, or label that is edit-protected is locked from changes, including edits, image edits, merge requests, and removal requests. Edit-protected pages can still be edited by Discogs staff and Discogs voters. 

If you encounter an edit-protected page that requires changes, please discuss with the Discogs community in the Database Forum, so that voters can assist.