A few weeks ago we introduced "lock reasons"
We have three valid reasons to lock a post:
Moderators may lock a post permanently or temporarily.
Locks are atomic: as soon as a post is locked, it automatically becomes a relic-in-time that will never be updated or voted on. It is stronger than a close, since the community cannot unlock.
As it stands we have upwards of 240 "historical locks": http://stackoverflow.com/annotated-posts?tab=locked&filter=other where moderators locked the post in the past, prior to the notice feature.
We would like to ensure that all locked posts now have a valid reason for the lock or are unlocked/deleted/opened.
Can you help us clean up the list?
- Moderators: can you unlock/delete/relock with notice as you see fit?
- Community: can you flag any of the reasonless locked posts with your suggested action?