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What is a “locked” post?

When any interesting Question or Post is Locked, one can't vote for it.

But one can vote for It's answers.

Then user gets following notification.

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Trying to up-vote question there will be ...

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marked as duplicate by random Dec 6 '11 at 21:27

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That's based on lock.

  • If moderator locks question, votes are locked for questions.
  • If moderator locks answers, votes are locked from answers
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What about this notification? It also tells truth Question need votes too! – Vaibhav A. Jani Sep 1 '11 at 9:23
@PiedPiper: but when it's closed, it's not possible. This behavior is really rare though – genesis Sep 1 '11 at 9:24
@PiedPiper that message is for you - it doesn't relate to the current question - it is merely noting that you have largely voted on answers recently – Marc Gravell Sep 1 '11 at 9:43

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