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Should we reprotect the 700 or so questions that were unprotected in the last few weeks?

Thought I'd add my PoV here - the mods kindly reached out to me about this when it first happened and I'd been talking with them about it. The ask on our end isn't as simple as Dopplegreener's answer ...
Catija's user avatar
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Why was this question protected?

There are actually 4 deleted answers to that question (which takes 10K rep to see). 2 of those answers are from brand new users, 1 is from a new user that has the associated bonus rep, and 1 is from ...
Purple Monkey's user avatar
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When should I NOT protect questions?

You should only protect questions in unusual circumstances. Despite rumors to the contrary, our site likes new users. New users get rep mainly by answering questions. If new users can't answer ...
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Should we reprotect the 700 or so questions that were unprotected in the last few weeks?

Yes, we should absolutely reprotect those questions. We didn't protect them for kicks, and having all of them become unprotected is actively harmful for us. Doing so takes no effort on our part; ...
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Should we reprotect the 700 or so questions that were unprotected in the last few weeks?

I recommend a complete reversal. First of all, a disclaimer: I’m actually of the opinion that we had too many protected posts, and that we--as a site--should be more proactive about unprotecting ...
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Should we reprotect the 700 or so questions that were unprotected in the last few weeks?

Leave unprotected and gather data for 60 days, then decide. This is not an endorsement of the actions taken by this user, they should have talked to the community before unprotecting virtually every ...
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How should question protection be used on RPG.SE?

Use the site-wide guidelines Protection was originally created to deal with high volume drive-by posting: [Protection] is meant to be a reaction to persistent abuse from anonymous or unproven ...
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Can I get some examples of users assuming a question is asking about D&D 5e when it's explicitly tagged as being for another system/edition?

I linked a couple in one of my answers here on one of the iterations of the "don't guess the system" question. One was a Dungeon World question people mistook for D&D 5E, another was a ...
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How has RPG.se used protection? (crunching the numbers on spam and protection)

Spam prevention doesn't seem to be the main use for protection (volume-wise) Given the previous data, this would mean that only 212/943 = 22% of protection activity involves spam. 58% of posts which ...
Rubiksmoose's user avatar
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When should I NOT protect questions?

Your default shouldn't be to protect questions, so this isn't a matter of when you shouldn't, but when you should. Consider that protection could just always be automatic, but it only is in certain ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Should we reprotect the 700 or so questions that were unprotected in the last few weeks?

No, we shouldn't re-protect them While the mass unprotection was a rash move, the fact is that almost all protects are for time limited reasons - hot network questions, squabbles, and so on. If even ...
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Can these 3 locked questions be unprotected?

I've gone ahead and unprotected these 3 questions now; as you point out, there's no possible issue that can arise from unprotecting questions that have been permanently locked. (I think all types of ...
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How should question protection be used on RPG.SE?

We have a high moderation capacity One thing to remember about the protection feature is that it is a preventative measure that aims to reduce the amount of (reactive) moderation that is necessary. We ...
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How has RPG.se used protection? (crunching the numbers on spam and protection)

We have to unprotect things intelligently Out of the ~700 recently unprotected questions, 5 have gotten answers in just 21 days. All 5 of those answers have since been deleted and/or are at -1 or ...
Rubiksmoose's user avatar
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Can I get some examples of users assuming a question is asking about D&D 5e when it's explicitly tagged as being for another system/edition?

A curious point of error can be the WoD/CoD mismatch, where players might assume the two share more rules than they do - and give advice based on the wrong system. Without pointing a finger, I have ...
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Should locked questions be unprotected?

These questions should be unprotected going by the Privileges page The Privileges page describes protected questions as follows: [...] Questions should be protected when they are attracting poor ...
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How has RPG.se used protection? (crunching the numbers on spam and protection)

I just wanted to extract a few replies from the comments above: From Medix2's comment on the number of deleted answers per protected question (note: this is all-time, not just the 700 recently ...
user-781943's user avatar
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How should question protection be used on RPG.SE?

Don't protect questions for esoteric systems We've got several rpgs on here with almost no participation. I think I'm probably the only active user with extensive Polaris experience, for example. ...
Please stop being evil's user avatar
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How should question protection be used on RPG.SE?

Summarizing criteria that I find relevant Things that are a +1 point in Protecting a question: The question already has an accepted answer, that is most likely up-to-date. The question already has a ...
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