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Is there any possible way to unlock a locked question? Like, for example, say you seen an old question on Stack Exchange which is locked but they won't unlock it?

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    Can you link to said example? – Catija Jan 11 '18 at 21:46
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    Are you asking about historical locks, or content dispute locks (or another type of lock)? – Servy Jan 11 '18 at 21:48
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    Have you read the lock notice that explains why the question was locked in the first place? Are you sure that this reason no longer applies? – Nij Jan 11 '18 at 21:50
  • If you have a good reason for wanting it to be unlocked, you can raise a custom flag and ask a moderator to unlock it. But if you don't give a good reason for why it should be unlocked, your flag will probably be declined. – Donald Duck Jan 12 '18 at 9:54
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Yes: become a moderator, and if the question meets the criteria for unlocking, you can unlock it.

There is no way to unlock a question that is available to regular users.

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    Many locks are timed, though, and might eventually unlock automatically. – Christian Rau Jan 11 '18 at 22:48

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