Today I got to 15,000 reputation. Neat-o, I got a little notification that I could now protect questions!

Now, let's try this! Go to any question, click the "Protect" link.

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… but …

Where is the link for it? Where do I have to look? Needless to say, the official FAQ doesn't mention where that link is either.

  • Your question link is broken BTW.
    – ChrisF
    Sep 21, 2011 at 20:24
  • Thanks @ChrisF – it doesn't work for any question really, though.
    – slhck
    Sep 21, 2011 at 20:25
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    I like the freehand unhappy face...
    – nhinkle
    Sep 22, 2011 at 4:07
  • Thanks @studiohack. I was in the middle of preparing spreadsheets, bad idea!
    – slhck
    Sep 22, 2011 at 7:09

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The privilege page states that the question must be at least a day old. However the screen shot indicates that the question is more than a day old so it should be there.

I've noticed that your rep is exactly 15,000. Perhaps there's a bug in that the privilege itself checks for rep > 15000 while the notification checks for rep >= 15000.

Most of the time you'd be over the limit rather than on the limit so you wouldn't notice the error.

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    … who wants to give me a lousy +1 on a question so I can check? :P
    – slhck
    Sep 21, 2011 at 20:33
  • @slhck - there you go. You still won't be able to protect on Meta though.
    – ChrisF
    Sep 21, 2011 at 20:36
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    Interestingly enough, it works now. Off to file a bug report. Thank you!
    – slhck
    Sep 21, 2011 at 20:44
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    @slhck Perhaps do a rep recalc first :P Sep 21, 2011 at 21:59

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