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Should we unprotect questions after they've had a time-out?

We currently have over 800 protected questions. Some have been protected since 2011. Isn't it time we unprotected questions that have been protected for longer than, say, a year? Rationale I see ...
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How do we go about putting questions under community protection?

I've currently noticed a flurry of low quality posts on the question over which button is used to activate Luke Skywalker's lightsaber. There is already a highly voted, good, and accepted answer to ...
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Why can I not protect a question?

For all the other questions that I checked, I can protect them (20K rep privilege). I wanted to protect this question (because the same user posted two racist answers within minutes of each other (...
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Was my protecting this question appropriate?

I saw that a new answer popped up to this old question: What would really happen if you were exposed to space? I'm pretty sure that this question would be closed as off-topic if it were asked today, ...
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What does "protecting" a post do?

Some of the more successful questions that have been around for years are often "protected". This question is protected to prevent "thanks!", "me too!", or spam answers by new users. To answer it,...
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