I don't have enough rep to actually protect or unprotect a question myself but a couple of times I've come across questions that are getting quite a few low rated answers or otherwise poor answers and looked for a way to suggest it be protected.

Does such a method exist? Should I flag it for moderator attention or is that poor use of moderator's time?

I know questions get automatically protected if they meet some criteria so maybe it's just better to ignore it and the system will deal with it (if a high rep user or mod doesn't first)?

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Flag in need of moderator intervention

Next to the close button, you can vote to flag for moderator attention, then as the note write: this is getting crappy comments and should be protected

Find a 15k user in chat

Go to our chat room and see if you can find a 15k user to protect it.

  • Thanks, I didn't think of mentioning it in chat. I'll take either of these actions next time I spot a question that needs it. – adaliabooks Aug 31 at 12:55
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    Protecting a question does not affect comments. It only affects the ability of new users on the site to post answers to that one question. – Michael Kjörling Aug 31 at 13:58

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