Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions may be protected by users with 15k reputation or by diamond moderators, the only effect of which is that only users with at least 10 reputation may answer it.

Questions may be protected by users with 15k reputation or by diamond moderators, the only effect of which is that only users with at least 10 reputation may answer it.

Questions are typically protected to deter spam or "me too" answers on popular questions.

Questions can also be automatically "protected" when three low-reputation users' answers are deleted.

history | excerpt history