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What happened to the Protect/Unprotect button?

I have noticed that the "Protect/Unprotect" button no longer exists where I was used to see it. Has this functionality been eliminated (site-wide or network-wide)?
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How to add comment to protected question

I have some answer to this question but it is protected. Can you add a comment there (I hope this answer can help someone) before downvoting or deleting it - thanks: Example is blackbox password ...
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About publishing proofs and math tricks

Can we publish interesting proofs and math tricks on math.stackexchange which we know? How do we do it. How to do it correctly? How to stop it from getting downvotes based on it ...
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Should we eliminate protecting?

There are many users who, at the moment, have less than 10 rep. There are many reasons why, including the fact that they haven't come across a question in their expertise, or that they don't have any ...
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Finding protected questions

How do I find the list of protected questions? I've seen a couple of protected questions for which I could not see a reason for protection and I'd like to find more.
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When does a question become "protectible"? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Why can I unprotect questions but not protect them?

I just got the privilege to (un)protect questions. However I can only see the button to unprotect, not the button to protect. See: That question is more than a day old, so I should be able to ...
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Protect questions. Practical reasons.

Today I've earned the privilege to protect questions. I've visited the dedicated page, but I have to admit that I'm not satisfied with the reasons for protecting a question given there: "Questions ...
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Is it possible/desirable for answers to be preserved when a highly downvoted question is deleted?

Background: As I was viewing this question, I felt it worth drawing the OP's attention to other posts discussing the potential dangers of trying to treat $\infty$ as a number when performing ...
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