Closure should not necessarily follow Protection, nor should Deletion necessarily follow Closure. These are three independent steps.
“endure” vs “perdure” vs “persist” was protected 23 hours ago, and already has three votes for closure.
It was protected because of VLQ answers, at least one of them very recent. Fine.
Now the question is on its way to closure because it looks like a general reference question. Forget about the fact that the question was OK by the standards of its time (August 2012). Read the answers and comments! Do you understand the subtle difference between perdure and endure? I don't, nor has some googling of my own made it clear.
The question and the site would benefit from a bit more work on this question. @tchrist has the priority on this, but if he doesn't want to revisit an antique question, someone else may, this week or next month or sometime. Possibly me.
The first step after being arrested is not being found guilty and sentenced to prison. The first step after being protected should not be being closed.