I noticed this question was getting too many "me too", and in one case offensive, posts, so I was going to "protect" it. I know I have done this before. It requires anyone answering it to have some basic minimum rep. The bar is quite low, just intended to keep very new or drive-by users from chiming in with presumably no additional useful content.
However, the protect link is missing. I can see share, edit, close, and flag, but no protect as I'm sure I've seen (and used) in the past.
What am I missing?