I have a reputation of 100 (by virtue of being trusted on other sites). However, I cannot answer the following protected question How can I make my kids passionate in science while being religious? which requires me to have more than 10 reputation. Either the message should be changed, or the calculation.

  • This is more of a general SE improvement (the protected question process is not unique to Parenting). See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/238082/…
    – Acire
    Apr 3, 2015 at 12:21
  • @Erica It's perfectly permissible for these sorts of questions to be asked on site meta; there's no particular requirement to post them to Meta Stack Exchange.
    – Joe
    Apr 3, 2015 at 17:06
  • Agreed, it was more an observation that we aren't unique in this regard.
    – Acire
    Apr 3, 2015 at 17:07

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The message says you must have earned 10 reputation on this site.

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See here for more information.

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    Thought I'd add the screenshot in for you Karl :-)
    – Rory Alsop Mod
    Apr 1, 2015 at 17:55
  • I read the linked thread, but I still find the verbiage unclear. It should say "you must have earned at least 10 reputation from [Stackname]" or something similar. Because when you have trusted user bonus, you do have 10+ reputation on the local stack and on the "site" (which is technically stackexchange.com). But, it doesn't seem like it's going to be changed anytime soon.
    – user11394
    Apr 6, 2015 at 19:31
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    If that's the intent, I'm not sure it is productive. I'm sure a lot of people are like me, doing a lot on some topics and only a little on others. Meaning they'll never achieve very many points on those topics. On the other hand, if someone is on a topic much, getting ten points is trivial and thus "protection" really isn't. If you want quality, enticing people to do ten points worth of uselessness ...
    – WGroleau
    Oct 9, 2015 at 17:58
  • @WGroleau Ten points is one upvote on an answer, or two upvotes on a question, or five edits. It doesn't mean you need to have those points in a toddler question to answer a toddler question. Protection typically goes onto questions that are attracting a significant volume of low-quality answers anyway.
    – Acire
    Oct 10, 2015 at 16:14

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