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Is there something more radical than "protecting" a question?

The next level would be to lock the question but this seems extreme. The real problem in my opinion is that the question is on the hot networkquestion list. We need better control of that. I proposed ...
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Is there something more radical than "protecting" a question?

I sometimes leave this comment on answers that don't add anything new: It's not clear what this adds over existing answers that suggest the same approach, such as [link to answer that suggests same ...
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Is there something more radical than "protecting" a question?

It is true that most of the answers are just emotional responses, but locking the question might deny probable legitimate answers to be posted in the future. @gnometorule seems to have a good trivial ...
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Need more effective protection for protected questions

I think the protection mechanism works pretty well with the low threshold. It dramatically cuts down on discussion in the comments and prevents lots of really low quality not-an-answer answers. Some ...
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