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I noticed this question in particular, which has 5 deleted answers on it. The most recently deleted answer was deleted by a diamond mod 3 minutes prior to the time it was protected by Community ♦

Is there an automated process that causes a question to be protected by Community ♦ instead of a human? If so, what are the qualifications that it checks for in order apply the protection?

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Reopened, as things have changed, and this is as good as any place to make a canonical FAQ about how this happens. – Tim Post Sep 3 '14 at 10:55
    
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@Tim isn't it better be part of the existing FAQ then? – Shadow Wizard Sep 3 '14 at 13:02

That specific question could be protected by the amount of views it generated or the total amount of answers, since protection kicked in whenever a question had over 10 answers or 10,000 views. Whatever happened first. Right now isn't like that, protection only kicks in:

Again, whatever happens first. Low reputation users are users below 10 on-site reputation (excluding association bonus), which is required to answer a protected question.

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