While reading a deleted post from Meta Stack Exchange at https://web.archive.org, I saw one of the older "protected question" labels:

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And then I saw one of the newer protected labels (this is a screenshot from a screenshot):

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I kind of preferred the older version of the protected question label, or the text at least. Saying that the association bonus doesn't count for checks like that helped avoid confusion for newer users (and some older ones too). Removing that message causes confusion to some new users with the association bonus.

Feature request: Could we add that message back into the protected question labels, as it will be clearer and a bit more accurate?

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    If you feel that this request has additional arguments that aren't in the question itself, feel free to post an answer (or edit them in if they're small). Sep 26, 2020 at 23:08
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    You noticed that the older messages mentioned the disqualification of the association bonus and that the new ones don't? Huh, interesting. You might want to consider posting that as a comment on the other question that your post is a dupe of. Sep 27, 2020 at 5:36
  • @mindstormsboi Yep, done that.
    – Ollie
    Sep 27, 2020 at 13:16