When Community Wiki status is removed from a question, it makes that question ineligible to be automatically converted back to wiki status again. (Ignore the fact that auto-CW doesn't exist any more for a moment...)

This functionality should be extended to protection as well. Auto-protection does still exist, but manual unprotection doesn't disqualify a question from being auto-protected again, which can result in wars between moderators and the Community user protecting and unprotecting the question until the end of time the moderators get bored.

Can we make manual unprotection of a question make that question ineligible for further auto-protection? It should still be manually protectable, to avoid any edge-case abuse scenarios, but someone saying "this shouldn't be protected" should be enough of a signal for the system to respect that.

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    This is especially applicable to the Formatting Sandbox. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Nov 8 at 21:02
  • Is this a problem on the main site or the meta site? If it's on meta the solution may be to remove auto-protection entirely. – Laurel Nov 8 at 21:20
  • Could be either, @Laurel, but more common on the main sites. – ArtOfCode Nov 8 at 21:23
  • @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog Good point. You can include all the other various sandboxes around the network too - API sandbox, question sandboxes, etc. – ArtOfCode Nov 8 at 21:24

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