I would like a question to be unlocked for the following reasons
- It was never voted by the community as being off-topic
- It was therefore never closed.
- There was no edit or flame war
- It was so controversial it barely attracted any downvotes (/sarcasm)
- it was never vandalised by the OP or by anyone else
- the visible answers are significantly different from one another
- Because of its popularity, it did attract a large number of on and off-topic comments but these were moved to chat months before the question was actually locked.
Looking at the relevant meta post, What is a "locked" post?, it reads [emphasis in bold mine]
What if I disagree with the lock applied to a post?
If you have a justifiable reason that a post should be unlocked, you should flag it for moderator attention using the "flag" link underneath the post. Select the "other" flag reason, and provide a detailed explanation of your rationale in the textbox provided.
A moderator will review your flag, and if they agree with your arguments, unlock the post.
There is no flag button/link. There is only a share link.
- Is this by design?
- Is this a bug?
- How can someone flag a locked post if there is no flag link?