Why was this question protected when no one answered? There are no 'thanks' 'me too' answers and my answer was posted today.

Galaxy Note 1 has become slow after upgrading the phone 4.1.2

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    Probably because all the "me too" answers got deleted. (I don't have 10k there so I can't see for sure.) – Mysticial Jun 24 '13 at 0:39
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    Community only auto-protects a question after so many answers from low-rep users have been deleted. - "There are no 'thanks' 'me too' answers and my answer was posted today." Ummm, your answer is one of those... – animuson Jun 24 '13 at 0:39
  • @animuson How is my answer one of those when I posted an answer which is to downgrade!? Me too which I mentioned was just an FYI added to the answer! – Tony_Henrich Jun 24 '13 at 2:14
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    @Tony you mean this? That's not an answer so it was rightfully converted to comment. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jun 24 '13 at 6:51
  • @Sha I didn't know it was converted until I read your comment. So no, my post is not about that. – Tony_Henrich Jun 25 '13 at 2:05
  • @Sha and I don't feel this questions is a duplicate. I know why questions get protected. I am asking about a specific edge case. – Tony_Henrich Jun 25 '13 at 2:17
  • That's not an edge case. In the linked post it says "The system (via the Community user) will automatically protect a question that's had three answers from low-rep users deleted". As Anna said below that's exactly the case so as the title of the banner says "This question already has an answer" in that other question. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jun 25 '13 at 7:55
  • @Sha Yeah that's clear to the users who have 10k rep. – Tony_Henrich Jun 25 '13 at 20:24
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    @Tony not sure what you expect then? In general when you see question protected by Community it means there are at least three deleted answers from low rep users. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jun 25 '13 at 20:45

There were 3 deleted answers before you added your own.

As animuson mentioned in comments, questions are automatically protected when they attract too many deleted answers from brand new users.

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