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I was trying to look up some locked posts to check on because of the recent feature requests, and saw that there was no islocked:1 option.

This would help complete the set of advanced search options.

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I think this would be nice just to be complete, but the problem is that many locked posts don't stay locked - they're locked long enough for whatever controversy surrounded them to blow past, then unlocked. –  Shog9 Jan 25 '10 at 21:53
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@Shog9: Perhaps, but I think it's more than just completeness. I think there is validity to the suggestion, not for locked:1, but rather locked:0 -- I may only be interested in searching for unlocked posts if I'm looking to answer something. This would also remove any migrated posts from the search. –  John Rudy Jan 25 '10 at 22:14
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@G.P.LeChuck: Good point on removing migrated posts, hadn't thought of that! –  Shog9 Jan 25 '10 at 22:22
    
closed:0 filters out the migrated posts. @gpl –  random Jan 26 '10 at 2:29
    
+1 Tried to do this a couple days ago and realized it wasn't implemented. –  Jon Seigel Mar 26 '10 at 2:15
    
closed:0 doesn't apply if you're searching something like stackoverflow.com/… to delete and retag, where filtering out migrated (really, any locked, but most of those are migrated) questions would be very helpful. –  Gnome Mar 26 '10 at 3:18
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up vote 5 down vote accepted
+100

In case that isn't implemented, for whatever reason, you can find out if a post has ever been locked by using the following Google Search:

site:stackoverflow.com "Post locked by" -migrated

Type that into Google. The -migrated allows you to omit posts with the word 'migrated' in them (for those posts that are locked due to migration).

You can also try "Locked By Jeff Atwood" (or any of the moderator Names) to see ones that may slip through, but this should catch most of them.

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I'd given you an upvote on this back when you first posted. I'm mostly accepting it because you're so close to 10k, and I want to give you a shove closer to the line. Thanks for the input. –  Lance Roberts Mar 30 '10 at 17:48
    
As of right now, this page seems to be the only one returned by that search. –  pkaeding Aug 12 '10 at 20:45
    
@pkaeding they may have changed the way they do that; I'll re-look. –  George Stocker Aug 12 '10 at 21:15
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