There is a close war on one of the questions on Stack Overflow. My question here is about the proper course of action to take. I would think the answer would be applicable site-wide, which is why I did not post this on MSO.
In the past I've seen other posts that have had a banner indicating that the post has been locked, and that the content is being discussed on Meta. According to the faq, What is a “locked” post?, a close war would count as a content dispute and therefore should be locked:
Some examples of when a post might be locked include:
- A question that gets opened and closed repeatedly many times without achieving community consensus on whether it should stay open or closed.
I understand that I can flag the disputed question for moderator attention, but should I also create a related post about it on MSO? I am more or less a bystander, and don't necessarily feel I can give the topic justice. (Admittedly, I did participate in the close war though.)
What else can be done?