The locked post FAQ says locked posts cannot be edited, yet Graph visualization library in JavaScript can be edited (at least, the lock message says so, and I can open the edit dialogue).

  • @AndrewT. The top answer.
    – muru
    Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 4:32
  • Sorry for the possible dupe, it seems you have read it before posting here. However, the answer also says "In the case of locked questions, the (unlocked) answers are not bounded to these (e.g. edit, voting) restrictions." Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 4:34
  • @AndrewT. Ah yes, so answers and questions can be separately locked? The reason I ask is that on AU we're discussing what to do with old off topic questions (like lists and polls). If the answers can be left editable, locking might be an acceptable solution.
    – muru
    Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 4:38

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The question is locked. And you can't edit it.

The answers are not locked. And you can edit those.

  • Is that true of all locked posts? I think one can't vote on answers of locked posts as well, but edits are allowed?
    – muru
    Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 4:33
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    There's one lock type that'll lock all answers as well as the question: the "Historical Lock". It's special in a few other ways also. All other locks just lock the post they're applied to and, for questions, prevent new answers from being added.
    – Shog9
    Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 4:37

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