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Should trending questions be auto-protected? [duplicate]

I noticed today that a request for protection came up due to the the large number of me-too answers on a trending question I answered recently. This got me thinking, since trending questions get far ...
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How do we encourage edits to obsolete/out of date answers?

As the network ages and we have answers that are 7+ years old, we run into situations where changes in technology, etc. result in a once great answer becoming out-of-date, obsolete, or somewhat ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, but a Stack Exchange developer changes the Accepted ...
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What is the Goal of “Hot Network Questions”?

There has been a tug-of-war in the hot-questions list. Community members like JonW seem to be unhappy with the traffic that it brings to their site: 'But we want to encourage people to post, ...
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Don't let questions stick to the top of the hot questions list forever

I've noticed that some very highly upvoted questions stay in the list of hot questions (also displayed in the Stack Exchange menu on the top left) for a very long time, often for several days. One ...
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What is a “protected” question?

Questions can be protected. What does it mean for a question to be protected? Who can protect a question? Who can answer a protected question? When should I protect or unprotect a question? Return ...
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1answer
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Stop using community wiki as a reputation denial mechanism

Community wiki is one of the most misunderstood and misused features of the SE network. The original purpose of CW was to enable collaboration on a post, it reduces the reputation needed for editing ...
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5answers
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Improve “Protected Question” message with regard to rep gained through Association Bonus

I recently started an account on Android Enthusiasts, and went to add an answer to a question which was protected. I have enough rep on other sites that I have the "Association Bonus", so I was ...
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3answers
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Prevent specific sites from being overrepresented in the hot questions list

Some sites appear far more often in the hot questions list than other sites. I don't have any hard data on that, as that kind of data is just not publicly available, but I'm pretty sure my subjective ...
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Can we do something more useful when new users land on a protected question?

If you land on a protected question and are not able to answer (because you don't have 10 reputation earned on the site) you find this notice where the answer box normally lives: That's weird and a ...
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1answer
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Automatically protect questions with three or more low-rep-user deleted answers

There are a few "automatically protect questions" requests out there, but I'd like to add another twist. I'd like to request that questions that have three or more deleted answers by users with ...
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Stack Exchange doesn't allow me to answer protected questions because I gave away earned rep in bounties

I noticed that I can't answer protected questions. I don't want to actually, but it says: It was FAQ for Stack Exchange sites, but I also didn't have an ability to answer other protected ...
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Should we automatically protect all questions with more than N answers?

I was thinking, if a question has more than say 40 answers there is very little value in getting answer number 41. The chances of it floating to the top are slim. Does it make sense to automatically ...
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Why can only moderators protect questions less than 1 day old?

From here: Who can protect and unprotect questions? Diamond moderators Users with at least 15,000 reputation, with the following restrictions: The question must be at least a day ...

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