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For 15k+ users: Guidelines on Protecting Questions? [duplicate]

Just got a notice on StackOverflow that I can now "protect questions" .... I've seen diamond moderators do this a few times before, but for the most part I haven't seen it used too often. Therefore I ...
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What causes a question to be protected by the Community ♦ user [duplicate]

I noticed this question in particular, which has 5 deleted answers on it. The most recently deleted answer was deleted by a diamond mod 3 minutes prior to the time it was protected by Community ♦ Is ...
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Unable to answer protected question despite having enough reputation [duplicate]

I was reading What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work? last night. When I got to the bottom, where the answer button usually is, I saw the following message ...
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What's the point of 'protecting' questions? [duplicate]

Protecting questions is a privilege awarded at 3,500 reputation on you're average SE site (of course it's different here, because unlike most SE sites, Meta SE and Stack Overflow have different ...
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Bug: Can't answer protected question if received Association Bonus, earned 10+ rep and have less than 111 rep now [duplicate]

I have association bonus on superuser.com. After that I've started a bounty worst of 50 rep and earned more than 10 rep. Now I have 89 rep (38 of which is earned at superuser which is more than 10) ...
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10 reputation requirement to answer a question, but I have 101 [duplicate]

I frequently browse popular stack questions that appear on the right side of any site. Every now and then I find myself capable and willing to voice opinion/answer a question. This is why I pushed my ...
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Why can't I protect questions? [duplicate]

So I'm a trusted user on The Great Outdoors. Suddenly I can't protect questions anymore? Bug? I'm pretty sure this was working yesterday.
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Why can't I use the Formatting Sandbox? [duplicate]

I tried to post an answer in the Formatting Sandbox I got this: ...but I am able to post a comment in the formatting sandbox ...and I have more than 10 rep on MSE: One needs 10 reputation to post ...
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Why was this question protected when no one answered? [duplicate]

Why was this question protected when no one answered? There are no 'thanks' 'me too' answers and my answer was posted today. Galaxy Note 1 has become slow after upgrading the phone 4.1.2
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What can I do if I want to answer a protected question without having the required reputation to do so? [duplicate]

… although I have more than enough on Stack Overflow. The question I'm trying to answer is: Rails - Does using partials slow views rendering? This problem has annoyed me for awhile. I found the ...
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Does it make my question valuable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “protected” question? I post this question structure-of-a-comment-system on Apr 30 in StackOverflow.After 20 days I got this message upon my question. protected by ...
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Cannot answer protected questions with 97 reputation [duplicate]

I can't seem to be able to answer protected questions here on Meta, where I have 97 reputation (as of writing). The text says that I must have at least 10 reputation, but I obviously have more.
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When does the community protect the question? [duplicate]

I didn't find any help related to this topic. How does the community protect a question? What is the logic behind that? Here is an example question: protected by Community♦ 58 mins ago This ...
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How to Protect a Question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “protected” question? How do you protect a question? Is there a link I can click? I have sufficient rep, but I don't see a protect link. Are there any ...
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Rep privilleges issue when creating account [duplicate]

I have a 200+ rep account in a site (Stack overflow), I created accounts in Stack Exchange and Cooking, the rep. goes to 101 correctly but I don't get the privilleges (I can't answer a protected ...
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