Questions tagged [protected-questions]

Questions may be protected by users with 15,000 reputation or by diamond moderators. Protected questions can only be answered by users with at least 10 reputation (110 if they have the association bonus).

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How many answers deleted as spam or rude does it take to automatically protect a question?

It takes three deleted answers on a question for the question to be automatically protected. Automatically protect questions with three or more low-rep-user deleted answers Does the same apply for ...
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Better word choice for “Protected” questions

As you all probably know, some questions on the Network are sometimes Protected to: prevent "thanks!", "me too!", or spam answers by new users. For example, this question. When I first read the ...
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Should auto-protection kick in when a suspended user's answer is deleted?

What is a protected question? says: The system (via the Community user) will automatically protect a question that's had three answers from low-rep users deleted or [other stuff]. A meta Sandbox ...
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Protected questions and overall SO network reputation [duplicate]

I recently wanted to give an answer on an SO platform, but instead had to write a comment. The weird thing is, that I think the comment would have been a decent answer, which in turn could bump me ...
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Can an experienced SE user somehow submit an answer to a Protected question on a network he has low rep on?

I understand the reason is to prevent spam and bad answer, but is there any workflow to still submit an answer and get the reputation for it? Or do I simply have to write a comment and go away ...
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Protect privilege has disappeared [duplicate]

On Puzzling, I noticed first that there wasn't an option to protect my own questions. I brought this up in chat, and other high-rep users replied that it has disappeared for them too. Not sure if ...
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Answer from a user with 9 on-site reputation but protect option is not available (in sufficiently old question)

For 15K users protect option is supposed to work as described here: the question must have at least one answer by a new user aka a user with < 10 rep on the site (which is the required rep limit ...
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Aren't we protecting questions too quickly? [closed]

The reason I'm asking is because I've noticed questions getting protected within very short time-frames, sometimes just days. Take this code golf question for example, asked just two days ago: Print ...
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No info about user who protect or lock the question in the iOS app

Closed question has a banner with "i" button on the right. Tapping on it opens a block with additional information, in particular - user who close the question: But protected or locked posts don'...
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Why is the sandbox protected?

I noticed that Undo was playing around with the formatting sandbox last night and protected it. Why? Isn't the sandbox supposed to be where any user (new or old) can play around with Stack Exchange'...
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Is there any rate limit for protecting questions?

I have just started to protect some questions which I see fit, however, I don't know if there's an actual hard limit. Is there a limit to how many questions I can Protect at the same time? Obviously ...
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Protecting questions in beta SEs [duplicate]

Normally the privilege of protecting questions comes at 15000 points, but in the econ.SE, it says you only need 3500: The problem is I cannot seem to be able to find the tool for protecting ...
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Protected Questions table design is broken for non moderators

This is how the recently added Protected Questions page appears to me: (MSE, but same on SO) As mentioned by a moderator on Stack Overflow, moderator see it fine: Can the design please be ...
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Not being able to answer protected questions

I wanted to answer a question on Ask Ubuntu but it is marked as "protected". On a protected question, you can not answer if your reputation is less than 10 or is equal to 101 (associated bonus). It ...
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Protected by Community for a simple question [duplicate]

Why has the question How do I do an SQL query based on a foreign key field? been protected by Community? Is that a bug or really community found it very useful?
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Do we have any data on the effectiveness of protecting questions?

Any user with 15,000 or more reputation can protect a question, making it so that users with less than 10 reputation cannot answer it. This is usually done to prevent spam, non-answers, very low-...
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Protecting questions with answers by deleted users

As discussed in this post, a question must have at least one answer by a user with less than 10 reputation in order to be protected by a 15k+ user. For example, here’s a question that’s several ...
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Can mods/CM's prevent questions from being protected?

For instance, this Puzzling sandbox has been protected and unprotected 3 times so far. And according to chat, the PPCG sandbox has also had this problem. Is there a way for a mod or a CM to prevent a ...
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Create a queue on protected questions where low rep users can still answer

An option should be added for lower-rep users to answer protected questions, while the answer will not yet be posted in the question. Instead, it will be placed in a queue until the question asker or ...
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Change link “association bonus does not count” on Protected Question banner

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 ...
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Protecting questions why isn't it possible? [duplicate]

I have lately got the privilege of protecting questions on Islam SE. Maybe I don't really know how this works, but i wonder, why on some questions i would get this opportunity as it is clearly ...
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Update privilege page so it doesn't claim I can answer protected questions while I can't

The privilege page tells me I can answer protected questions, but I still can't answer protected questions on The Workplace. I know it is because of the association bonus (also here); I have more than ...
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Can we get a special (unprotected) sandbox for the stack exchange API?

Can we have a special Stack Exchange site for testing out the API? I know about the formatting sandbox and the API sandbox already, but they're protected so I can't answer the question as a new user (...
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Is “(the association bonus does not count)” considered official Stack Exchange policy? [duplicate]

ORIGINAL QUESTION (before the "possible duplicate" tag was added): Could someone please look at the last few comments under the main question at Why won't President Obama apologize for the atomic ...
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For protected questions, require local reputation to comment

Questions are occasionally protected when they start attracting unwanted input -- because the question was on the Hot Network Questions list, because it hit Reddit, because it's about a hot-button ...
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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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What should we do if we think a question should be protected?

If I feel a question of particular value as a "relatively frequently asked question" should be protected, what course of action should be taken?
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Why is so much rep needed to protect a question?

The feature to "protect" questions from inexperienced users is great, and works great. What's counterintuitive to me is that so much rep is required to protect a question. Using the feature requires ...
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“Protect Questions” privilege page doesn't mention the new answer requirement

A new feature was implemented a few weeks ago from Prevent protecting questions under certain circumstances - We recently implemented a change to protected questions based on the suggestion by ...
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Protection prevention ignores deleted answers from new users

Related: Prevent protecting questions under certain circumstances ...we're considering removing the option to protect from questions that haven't received at least one answer from a new user. That'...
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Deleted user's posts do not seem to count towards auto protection

I expected this post to be automatically protected by Community after three answers were deleted: However, that was not the case. Upon further investigation and some help from other mods , it ...
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Prevent protecting questions under certain circumstances

I've found a trend that I'd like to discuss. There are users that have reached 15K+ reputation that are participating in a question and then protecting it so that low reputation users can't answer. ...
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Show 10kers a larger list of recently protected questions

I recently reached 15k on Stack Overflow, and promptly went to check out my new privileges. Results: Questions protected: 0 Questions unprotected: >10 Turns out, people protect things for weird ...
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Can you protect and then unprotect your own questions? [duplicate]

I read the guidelines and and if I understand it correctly users with at least 15,000 reputation can protect or unprotect any question at least a day old. I cannot find out anywhere if this also ...
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I think the notice on protected question should link to “on this site”

So this is what is written in the notice in protected questions: This question is protected to prevent "thanks!", "me too!", or spam answers by new users. To answer it, you must have earned at ...
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Make reputation message when answering protected questions less ambiguous [duplicate]

A lot of users find the 'reputation required' message on protected questions hard to understand, specifically when they've gained the network association bonus and they think they have earned enough ...
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Please add the list of questions (un-)protected to the profile page [duplicate]

Currently, the profile page does not show which questions one (un-)protected. One can get a list from SEDE (at most one week old, not containing deleted questions), but that's somewhat cumbersome. I ...
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Make having a Student or Teacher badge the requirement for commenting on or answering protected questions instead of site reputation

Request Require users to have Student (First question with score of 1 or more) or Teacher (Answer with score of 1 or more) on the site to be able to answer or comment on protected questions instead ...
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Allow 15k rep to protect highly viewed young questions

As described in the protected-questions privileges: Questions should be protected when they are garnering lots of views and newbies are adding "me too!", "thanks!" and possibly even spam non-...
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Why is the “protect questions” privilege given at 3,500 instead of 3,000 in beta sites?

In Beta Sites, the top privileges go like this: 5,000 access to site analytics 4,000 trusted user 3,500 *protect questions 2,000 access to moderator tools 1,500 approve tag wiki edits ...
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Please update the verbiage for the Protected Questions placard [duplicate]

When a question is protected, it gets a placard below it detailing what "Protected Question" means: This question is protected to prevent "thanks!", "me too!", or spam answers by new users. To ...
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Let moderators mark a question as a honeypot, autoflag all subsequent answers

tl;dr: Auto-protection doesn't always work to keep spammers away. Give me a way to have new answers to a question flagged automatically. There is a question or two on my site that gets a decent ...
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Is bonus 100 reputation real? [duplicate]

I have 101 reputation on AskUbuntu (1 initial plus 100 bonus as I've reached 200 on StackOverflow). I wanted to add answer for this question, it requires 10 reputation minimum on that site as stated ...
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Incorrect wording in protected question status [duplicate]

Similar (but different, please read on) questions have been asked dozens of times, so I'll try to be concise about this one. The wording on protected questions "posting an answer now requires 10 ...
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Why can't I answer any protected questions on Stack Overflow even though I have 533 reputation?

You need 10 reputation to answer protected questions. I know that they ignore the Association Bonus, but I'm still 433 reputation over the requirement. I don't see an answer box on any protected ...
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Ipad app not showing essential information

This question is protected. In the iPad app I see it's protected but no reason is shown. In a browser I see it's protected because of low quality answers and a minimum reputation is required to ...
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Please add a link to the protected question faq post to the privilege page in help center

So we have this great faq post: What is a “protected” question? Here is the entirety of the help center page of the privilege for protected questions: Protect Questions Privilege Type: ...
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User with 1 reputation can answer a protected question

This question is protected since May 23, 07:45. Still, there are two users who were able to post answers to it, despite having only 1 reputation: Both users (1 and 2) appear to have never had any ...
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Unable to answer a protected question [duplicate]

I recently came across a protected question on Android Enthusiasts(Profile) How can I install APK file on Bluestacks app player? and came to know that assosiated bonus reputations are not considered ...
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Answer protected questions privilege earned, or not?

Like you can see here : Protected Question The +100 account association bonus is ignored for this check. But when we are on our privilege, we earn this privilege even if we have only 101 points ...