I have lately got the privilege of protecting questions on Islam SE. Maybe I don't really know how this works, but i wonder, why on some questions i would get this opportunity as it is clearly displayed, while on other questions it isn't displayed at all:

For example here I can't even see the option to protect, even if the post is older than 24h. enter image description here

While if i would like to protect this post. I could easily do so as the option is displayed. enter image description here

I'd be glad if you could tell me whether this is a bug or not and why sometimes the "Button" appears and sometimes not.

  • Do you understand why you would need to protect a question? That is, can you tell me the purpose of protecting?
    – Oded
    Jun 23, 2016 at 8:43
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    Can you also tell me what isn't clear in the help center article about the protect questions privilege?
    – Oded
    Jun 23, 2016 at 8:44
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    There was a recent change, which is explained in the answer I linked to. Jun 23, 2016 at 8:48
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    @Medi1Saif Oded's point was that you did not read the article in help center, as it clearly says "provided the question has received at least one answer from a user with less than 10 reputation". Jun 23, 2016 at 8:49
  • @ShadowWizard I see I was just wondering as it didn't fit other posts i found here.
    – Medi1Saif
    Jun 23, 2016 at 8:52
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    Since it's a recent change, all the old posts are now outdated. You can suggest edits where relevant, or new updated answers, etc. Jun 23, 2016 at 8:55


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