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Questions tagged [protected-questions]

Questions about protection, a question status that prevents new and anon users from posting answers.

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What happened to 'protecting'?

Not very long ago, quite a few questions on this site were 'protected', i.e. they were closed to the visitors with no reputation, but were otherwise open. Nowadays one doesn't see that anymore, and ...
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Why can’t I answer my first question [duplicate]

Generic term for sunrise and sunset
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Is it possible for me to know which questions have gained or lost protection by me?

In my "activities", I don't see an option for this. Also, couldn't find a meta post for this. Being relatively new to the "protect" tool, I might've misused it. Now, having learned about it, I'll ...
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endure, perdure, persist: why not keep open?

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, ...
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Random question protection

There seem to be quite a few very old, very good questions that are being needlessly 'protected' for some reason recently. These questions are popular reading, it seems from the number of views, but ...
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Why can't I protect this question?

Is there an English equivalent to "Do not expose others' misdeeds"? was recently bumped, and as I would consider at least three of the eight answers to be subpar, I thought to protect it ...
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Proposal to protect old questions from LQA by low-rep users

I have a few questions. I flagged an answer which looked like a spam under this question. The answer (by fadumu shafic) was later deleted (I am not sure whether it was deleted by the poster or ...
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Why can't I (101 rep) answer a protected question?

This question is protected: "To answer it, you must have earned at least 10 reputation on this site." I have 101 reputation, so why can I not post an answer?
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Should we protected a question just because one person added a low-quality answer late?

I am referring specifically to this question: What is the word for an image hidden inside a painting? Five hours ago someone left what I consider a particularly bad answer. Five hours ago, this ...
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Is the "protected" question tool overused?

For anyone not familar with a "protected" question, here's a pretty useful case for the tool… and a counter-example where it make, umm... less sense. A protected question prevents answers by ...
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