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?



That specific old 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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