Why was the esoteric languages thread locked? Obviously there was controversy about whether or not the name of a certain famous esoteric language should be sanitized or not but to the best of my knowledge everyone was having a good time with the thread and sharing some cool programming-related oddities.
There was a bit of an edit war and the Mighty Lizard stepped in and put an end to it, because he does not f_ck around.
bf got added to the question Dec 23 2008. (fully written out ).
Sep 30 2009: it got re-written to block out the f word.
Then it got rolled back between those two versions half a dozen times.
Bill finally stepped in and locked it.
The interesting thing is that besides the edit Bill did, only one user edited the post to remove the f word.
It seemed pretty self-explanatory at the time, but since I forgot about it and let a day go by before unlocking it, I can see how that's no longer the case. I was alerted to an edit/rollback war in progress and decided the question and one of the answers needed a cool off period. Thanks for reminding me about it. It's unlocked now.
The moderator stepped in to stop the edit wars over m_nging of obscene terms. See this link.