When does a question qualify for the community or a mod to protect it from "thanks" and "me too" comments? It didn't seem to have to do with views or votes.
- A mod or 15k+ user manually selects a question for protection (this is an uncommon occurrence, and is not done lightly)
- When a mod deletes or converts an answer (usually because they were intended as comments) by a <20 rep user, and there are two other such deleted answers on the question (for a total of 3), the question will automatically protect itself -- "Protected by Community".
Because you do not have 10k rep, you aren't able to see the deleted answers these questions have in common.