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The wording on the Protect Questions privilege page is confusing and would benefit from being clarified. See these questions on meta.SE and meta.SO.

Suggested wording from this answer is to replace this:

Which questions can be protected?

Any question, even a deleted question, can be protected and unprotected, subject to the following restrictions:

  • The question must be at least a day old
  • A user can unprotect any protected question

with the following:

Which questions can be protected?

Any question at least a day old, even a deleted question, can be protected and unprotected. A user with the privilege can unprotect any protected question.

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I don't see the need to even mention deleted questions in the description, that's a very advanced feature for very advanced users. If you've got 15k rep, it's more of a "Oh, neat, I can protect & unprotect deleted posts too" sort of thing. That's a detail more for the FAQ.

Revised wording:

Which questions can be protected?

Any question at least a day old can be protected and unprotected by users that have the privilege.

Short. Easy. Simple.

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Revised wording is fine with me. Thanks! –  Stuart Marks Feb 24 at 16:13

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