I have a question on SO that generates answers by users with reputation 1, they are mostly nonse. And the question already has an accepted and highly upvoted answer.
The "rep 1" users posts a new answer to the question now and then. 5 of 15 has an author with "rep 1". The latest is only a few hours old.
I would like to have this question protected. New answers will not add anything new to it. I thought "Protecting" a question was constructed for this. See New Protected Question Status.
And from that article:
So, in the future, if you see a question that is attracting a lot of drive-by noise answers, please flag it for moderator attention. We’ll turn on protection.
But "a lot of drive-by noise answers" is not strictly defined. Is there any guidlines that are easier to understand?
I have also read:
So, I thought I could flag my question and ask for "Protection", as described above.
But in the end, my flag was rejected and I got -10 flag penalty for something I thought I was doing right. If my flag post was just rejected, it had been fair enough.
What did I do wrong? Is there any more specific guidelines for "Protected" questions, so we can avoid getting penalties in the future?