Linked Questions

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What is a “protected” question?

Questions can be protected. What does it mean for a question to be protected? Why are some questions protected? Who can protect and unprotect questions? Who can answer a protected question? When ...
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Remove reputation minimum to comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment On SO, I think that this limit does more harm than good; comments in this thread make some of the points I'm about to here. ...
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Allow new users to comment for X times in a day

While reviewing "First Posts" on Stack Overflow, I often come across new users posting comments as answers. It seems (at least to me) they are not doing this because they are unaware of how Stack ...
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Protect a question from being spaminated, but allow legitimate users to carry on

Let moderators offer a protection status visa to certain questions under constant non-answer fire. Much like Wikipedia, this would allow users above a certain level of reputation (but at what level?)...
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How should I report answers which are pure noise?

How should I report answers which are pure noise? Thus, answers which actually needs to be completely removed rather than edited. Here's an excellent example. It basically contains only the following: ...
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How to deal with 1-rep users who answer but should comment

I've seen some quiet 1-rep users (on SO, SU) who are posting answers like "I have the same question" or "Thank you, this works." Normally I'd tell those users to remove their answers and post them as ...
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Automatically protecting questions from junk answers

Given the many junk answers that tend to accumulate, and the current absurdly low rep threshold for bypassing protection of questions, should questions be automatically protected? I'm not after ...
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Meta: a site with lots of “Thank you” questions?

Yes, the title is a based off of Questions with lots of "Thank you" answers. Because to me, it's a related issue, although scoped to Meta specifically. Two posts today have come up, regarding the ...
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Allow new users to post comments against questions

Every time I look through the list of posts by new users I see a number of "answers" that read something along the lines of: Hi have you got any solutions for this? My normal response to this is ...
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Are protected questions used anywhere?

Ok so a few months ago Protected Questions were added to the system. However, to date the only one I've come across is the example question on Meta. Are any questions being made protected? I remember ...