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This poll is mostly nonsense because the ability to protect questions is built into the Stack Exchange system. I think it is safe to say that Stack Exchange will not turn this off for this, or any other, community. Protecting questions is one method to preserve the quality of the site, and is useful for very specific instances where stronger quality ...


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Some questions, for reasons that are not always entirely clear, attract many "answers" that are not answers. Some of these could be additional questions. Some may be comments on existing answers. Some may simply say "Thanks!" Some may actually be spam (in the strict definition used by Stack Exchange). When this happens it is often worthwhile to protect the ...


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Users with 10K reputation can access the Protected Questions list. You can find this by going through the "review" link in the top bar, then choose the "Tools" tab and then the "stats" subtab, and finally looking at the "Links" towards the bottom of the page. The SEDE can also be employed to find protected questions via the PostHistory table. Here's a ...


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There was a recent change to the system that prevents the protecting of questions by 15K users unless additional criteria are met. From bluefeet's answer on Meta Stack Exchange (emphasis added): 15k users will still be able to protect but in order to do so the question must have at least one answer by a new user aka a user with < 10 rep on the site (...


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Welcome to Math.SE. Your post and Comments are somewhat ambiguous about what you wanted to accomplish, e.g. post an Answer to the linked Question or merely to Comment on what is now a five and a half year old Question. Different amounts of reputation are required for these actions. Since the Question is "protected", one needs to have earned $10$ points ...


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