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The query is:answer locked:no returns locked answers (e.g. What is your most productive shortcut with Vim?) despite the "locked:no" option.

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    This applies to all historically locked questions. The "locked" status is only on the question despite its effect being on all the answers as well. – Mysticial Apr 10 '13 at 18:51
  • But it doesn't apply to "normally" locked questions, apparently -- bobince's famous answer doesn't show up in my results. – nneonneo Apr 10 '13 at 18:54
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    That's because bobince's answer has a lock on it specifically. There's a normal lock both on the question and on the answer. – Mysticial Apr 10 '13 at 18:56
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    Sounds like implementation details leaking into the UI. If I can't vote on/edit/comment on/etc an answer then it should be considered locked for purposes of the "locked:" search operator, regardless of whether or not it also has an extra special double-lock. – blahdiblah Apr 10 '13 at 19:14

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