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Right after reaching 15k reputation points, I was asking myself about how to do to protect questions. Then, during some review process, I discovered that a question had a "protect" button right after the "share cite edit close flag" usual ones, so I did what was natural to do.

Since then, no other question that I have stumbled upon had this "protect" button, which leads me to ask:

what are the criteria according to which the SE software considers a question protrectible and inserts the corresponding button?

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  • $\begingroup$ This is explained in the help center: math.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/protect-questions // "I did what was natural to do." I hope it was "ask this question," and not "click protect." ;-) $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Jul 26 '16 at 16:25
  • $\begingroup$ @quid: No, you have misunderstood my question: I am not asking when I should protect a question, I am asking when the SE system offers me the possibility to do it by inserting the appropriate button on a page. Not all questions have the "protect" button available for us to press, check for yourself. Anyway, it seems that the page that you direct me to is a bit outdated, since there have been some recent changes in the protection procedure. Somebody had the same question as me, I'm closing now this post as a duplicate. $\endgroup$
    – Alex M.
    Jul 26 '16 at 16:49
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    $\begingroup$ I know this. I do not think the page is outdated. (In fact I had checked beforehand.) From the link: "Any question at least a day old can be protected and unprotected by users that have the privilege, provided the question has received at least one answer from a user with less than 10 reputation." $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Jul 26 '16 at 17:02

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