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On EL&U, I was able to protect a question (the links is for 10k users) that was already deleted and locked by the Community user. Is this the expected behavior?

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It wasn't already Protected by Community. It was Locked by Community.

Since Protecting a locked - or deleted - or really, even closed - question is sorta pointless since none of them can be answered by anyone, I'd argue this is not so much expected as it is simply ignored: since setting or clearing the protected status means absolutely nothing in this context, it doesn't really matter whether or not you can or cannot set / clear it.

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Is this the expected behavior?

I'd say . This is just a minor cosmetic issue and I think that it would just require more lines of unnecessary code.

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Actually, I am not asking for any code change, nor am I reporting a bug. I am simply asking if that is the expected behavior; that's all. – kiamlaluno Nov 6 '11 at 14:51
    
@kiamlaluno: I'd say yes, it is. I just wanted to make my answer more advanced – genesis Nov 6 '11 at 14:52
    
To say the truth, it has been made less accurate: It happens with all the questions deleted and blocked from the Community user; I am not sure that is classified as "it happens very rarely." – kiamlaluno Nov 6 '11 at 14:56
    
@kiamlaluno: Screw my bad English. I have meant that there are just a few members caring about this. – genesis Nov 6 '11 at 14:58

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