I recently received an upvote on my old answer to Javadoc link to method in other class. That prompted me to revisit that page.
I discovered that there are 3 deleted spam/offensive answers on this question. But, the Community user hasn't protected it. Should I protect this question? Will it appear bad if I protect a question that I have already answered, on the basis of preventing competing answers?
I would protect the question if I didn't already answer it. So the key point to consider here is the fact that I already have answered it. Should I recuse myself based on that fact, and not protect it, or just go ahead and protect it anyway?