I have requested that our pages be unprotected for several reasons.
First, our pages were being blanket protected indiscriminately. This shows up in a log and makes it look like our wiki is unwelcoming. Having 50% of our pages under protection is too much and discourages people from outside from coming in and editing.
I understand that you may have a fear that this will result in vandalism, which will not be true. We have several systems in place to prevent this; this is why we have staff members and a hierarchy. There is a report system in place through Project:Admin Pager, and all junior admins and admins have the rollback ability to revert many edits by a user instantly. Admins are here to enforce the vandalism rule, and it is punished harshly with blocks. We also have a patrol system in place on recent changes, and this means that every edit made on the wiki is checked by an admin soon after it is made.
We also already have a blanket protection covering the wiki. This was applied by staff without notification several years back; they placed our entire wiki under registered users only. The additional protection applied across the wiki by Commander Lighting is generally "autoconfirmed only". Users enter this group automatically after being on wikia for a couple days and making only 10 edits wikia-wide. The majority of vandals are already in this group because they hit smaller wikis before moving to larger ones, so this aforementioned protection is little help against this kind of threat.
If you have a vandal to report, please talk to a staff member. We're always ready to address this sort of problem.
It is alright to request your pages remain protected, that is your right as a user. However, I posted this to inform you that it is not required for the safety of your pages and has little effect. If you have further questions, please ask below.