I recently reached 15k on Stack Overflow, and promptly went to check out my new privileges. Results:
- Questions protected: 0
- Questions unprotected: >10
Turns out, people protect things for weird reasons - sometimes no apparent reason at all. As described in Changes and guidelines for the Protected Question status, I've been unprotecting these:
Do unprotect questions that aren't currently attracting a lot of attention and don't have a long history of unproductive answers.
However, it's hard to find these bogus protections in a timely manner. The list in the 10k tools only shows the last 15 protections, which means I inevitably miss some when I'm not watching the list consistently (or go to sleep, a habit I need to shake anyway). I've been running SEDE queries to find these after the fact, but that only updates once a week.
Could we increase the maximum number of items shown in that list to at least 50 (probably with "show more" links to load more in increments of 10 or 25 or something)?
Additionally, it would be useful to see who protected a question - specifically, whether it was a community member or Community auto-protecting after answers were deleted.