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When you try to upvote a locked post, you end up with a message saying "locked posts can't be voted on":

Fail to upvote a locked post

Now when you try to upvote a comment related to a locked post - upvote that you also can't do - there is no message, but only the upvote arrow drawn and the upvote count of the comment erased:

Fail to upvote a locked comment

I get that there is no "error" message when you fail to upvote a comment, but is it normal that the upvote count is not drawn again after some sec? The only way to see the upvote count is then to refresh the page.

(Not that this is a major bug, but this is really disturbing me!)

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I believe you can vote on comments on locked posts; there's an open request to disallow it – Michael Mrozek Nov 10 '11 at 22:02
@MichaelMrozek Try it, but I can't. I don't think the request you linked is still up to date (19 Jul 2009). – Otiel Nov 10 '11 at 22:07
I did try it on a 2.0 site and it worked fine. Where's the post you're testing on? – Michael Mrozek Nov 10 '11 at 22:19
@MichaelMrozek:… – Otiel Nov 10 '11 at 22:21
Hmm. It failed for me too, but I had other people test it on Meta Unix and Linux and it worked, so it's something else about that post or there's a difference between sites – Michael Mrozek Nov 10 '11 at 22:28
@MichaelMrozek: I tried on other locked posts on SO, same results. Are you sure your people tested it on locked posts, and not closed questions? – Otiel Nov 10 '11 at 22:42
Ah, never mind. They thought it worked because the arrow lit up, but it didn't actually save, like you reported. I assume it worked for me because I'm a mod there, although normally mods can't bypass locks (e.g. I can't vote on the locked post directly). That's really odd – Michael Mrozek Nov 10 '11 at 22:49
up vote 4 down vote accepted

This will be fixed in the next deploy, the actual error message (already being sent to the browser) will actually be presented now (and the UI resetting as if no vote occurred, like you'd expect). It'll look like this:

comment error

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Why not just remove the button altogether? – UNIMATRIX 424 GRID 116 Jun 27 '15 at 14:05

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