Recently, I posted a question on Android SE here asking what was creating gibberish files in my SD card. It got a few hundred views, but also attracted a lot of "answers" as comments. Can it get protected? I can't do it (not enough rep), and the question needs it.

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Though the system does this automatically after a certain amount of deleted answers (IIRC it was 5, but yours currently only has 3), I've protected it now on your request.

  • Hi, Izzy. If you refer to this FAQ on Meta, you'll find it's 3+ deleted answers from 3+ different low-rep users, 5+ answers from low-rep users in 24 hours, or 2 spam-deleted answers from 2 different users. While I'm not able to see the deleted answers, it should be that some of the answers are from one user, which doesn't count into the auto protection criteria.
    – iBug
    Jul 3, 2018 at 7:12
  • @iBug 3 deleted answers from 2 different users, right. So the next one would have triggered it, according to your description. And yes, I had the number 5 in mind.
    – Izzy Mod
    Jul 3, 2018 at 9:09

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