As per Wikidata:Requests for comment/semi-protection to prevent vandalism on most used Items, there is consensus to regularly semi-protect all unprotected Wikidata Items used by 500 Wikimedia pages or more. The easiest way is to regularly:
- T226882, generate the list of unprotected Items that are used by 500 Wikimedia pages or more (WMDE);
- T226885, run an open-source bot from Wikimedia Toolforge to semi-protect those Items (Wikidata community).
Apart from that we have to:
- detect (unusual) Items that were semi-protected only because of their high usage and that have fallen below the threshold,
- unprotect them.
The list of unprotected and/or very used Wikidata Items is sensitive information, so it should be readable by the bot but not publicly available.