Recently the text of Protected question note has been changed to include link "the association bonus does not count".
This question is protected to prevent "thanks!", "me too!", or spam answers by new users. To answer it, you must have earned at least 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).
I appreciate the change -it implemented long time waiting feature request Improve "Protected Question" message with regard to rep gained through Association Bonus ( should it be marked as completed?)
However the link is not useful. It points to
Help Center > Privileges > Remove New User Restrictions, which is confusing and seems irrelevant.
The paragraph about Protected questions just repeat the message and doesn't have any new info.
It should point to What is a “protected” question? or to a help page with an equivalent content. Adding link to detailed explanation what are rules about protected question is important to clarify any questions