I posted this question on Stack Overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20415261/how-to-get-the-threshold-of-pedometer-app-in-windows-phone

minitech♦ locked it afterwards with the comment:

Hello. Rolling back to bump your post and try to get it answered will have the rather opposite effect of me preventing it from getting answered or being bumped. Thanks.

What's wrong with my post? How can I get it unlocked?

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    Who locked it? Do you have a link to the post? And, were there any other comments?
    – user206222
    Dec 6, 2013 at 4:07
  • yes,i have two link of image,cuz i very need 2 diagram to explain my question,but i have not enough reputation.And only this comment Dec 6, 2013 at 4:09
  • Here it is: stackoverflow.com/questions/20415261/… Dec 6, 2013 at 4:09

3 Answers 3


You have been rolling that post back and forth between two basically-identical versions for a while. The only reason to do this is that you want to keep bumping your post over and over. Don't. This is considered abusive behaviour, so a moderator has locked the entire post to prevent you from doing it any more. This not only prevents you editing the question, but also prevents anyone from answering it. Hence the comment.

  • I did that because i am new here,and want to find what is Revision and why it becomes more when i choose another. Dec 6, 2013 at 4:17
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    @user3072573 12 times though? Really? Dec 6, 2013 at 4:18
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    I would like to upvote this answer and @JoshC comment but 12 is the magic number today...
    – rene
    Dec 6, 2013 at 9:52

The lock message is pretty self explanatory.

It is because you were rolling the question back multiple times consecutively in order to bring attention to the question. I consider this spam. The question was locked to prevent this.

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  • Could u tell me how to solve this problem? Dec 6, 2013 at 4:20
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    You might want to start by owning up. And deciding to use proper spelling, punctuation, spacing and capitalization. Dec 6, 2013 at 4:21
  • Do u mean i should post agian? Dec 6, 2013 at 4:26
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    You should not, @user3072573. Just leave it be. Dec 6, 2013 at 4:29
  • Will it be locked forever?If it will,no one can reply my post, how can i get my question solved? Dec 6, 2013 at 4:32
  • I'd imagine that minitech, or another mod, will remove the lock at some point. Good object lesson, until then. Dec 6, 2013 at 4:34
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    @user3072573: It's a 24 hour lock.
    – user102937
    Dec 6, 2013 at 4:53

Because you rollback the post 12 times and it's like switching between Revision 1 and 2.

From your comment

I did that because i am new here,and want to find what is Revision and why it becomes more when i choose another.

If you don't know about Revision check it on Help Center.

What is a rollback?

A rollback reverts a question or answer to a previous version in the edit history. The rollback action itself then appears as the most recent item in the edit history.

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    1+.. I don't know why someone downvoted this.. Dec 6, 2013 at 4:16
  • @JoshC: Thanks for the comment :)
    – Midhun MP
    Dec 6, 2013 at 4:24
  • @MidhunMP But how to make my post unlocked?Just leave it there? Dec 6, 2013 at 4:27
  • @user3072573: If you disagree with the lock, you can flag that to moderator. (But I don't think in this case, it'll make any change). Please check meta.stackexchange.com/questions/22228/what-is-a-locked-post
    – Midhun MP
    Dec 6, 2013 at 4:33
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    @JoshC Because Meta
    – user206222
    Dec 6, 2013 at 6:42

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