What is the difference between "Post Locked" and "Post Closed" ?

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    FAQ: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/7931/…
    – random
    Aug 7, 2009 at 9:15
  • Thanks. I had actually found the answer to "closed" on the faq after asking the question. Why on earth is the answers spilt between SO & meta? :S
    – KTC
    Aug 7, 2009 at 9:21
  • Looks like they're still migrating questions
    – random
    Aug 7, 2009 at 9:28

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closed: no new answers can be added to a question.

locked: the post cannot be manipulated or interacted with in any way by anyone other than a moderator.

UPDATE -- to make this easier to understand, we modified lock so that when you lock a question, it also prevents new answers from being added. Locking answers behaves the same as before.


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