What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 150 Stack Exchange communities.

I remember seeing that some questions are blocked (not sure about the exact wording). Meaning they are not closed but you can't add additional answers.

When does this happens ? Is it discussed here on meta, or is it left to moderators appreciation ?

I'm wondering about that because of this question for which I understand people wanting to close it. But it would be a shame that it gets deleted since it's something any programmer (and other people working with computers) comes up with someday.

share|improve this question
see here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/22228/what-is-a-locked-post – malach Sep 3 '10 at 7:21
WOW, what a crappy question that was that you linked to, I can't wait until it reopens so that I can close it. – Lance Roberts Sep 3 '10 at 7:24
You might also look at 'Protected' status, which this question may end up at also. Remember close doesn't mean deleted (though it's then eligible for deletion). – Lance Roberts Sep 3 '10 at 7:27
@Lance Cases where the question shouldn't be reopened was the point of this question. Ok, I thought all closed questions get deleted at some stage. – DrDro Sep 3 '10 at 10:00
No. Deletion is a separate function, and some classes are not intended to be closed. In particular, duplicate whose titles have markedly different words are to be kept because they can be found with a different search, and Joel has instituted a rule that requires very popular (many votes on questions and answers) posts to get a lot of votes before they are closed which appears intended to prevent that from happening. – dmckee Sep 3 '10 at 12:42

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .