Linked Questions

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How can I go about getting a locked question unlocked? [duplicate]

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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Who can LOCK my forum post in stackoverflow [duplicate]

I want to ask "Who can LOCK my forum post in stackoverflow" Because I try to make my own forum. And I want to know best practices. If I should to give opportunity to user to lock his post when he has ...
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Reinforcing a Close Vote to Prevent Re-Opening? [duplicate]

It's well known on SO that some questions are essentially impossible to delete despite being a bad fit for the format, because of their sheer age or popularity. Essentially, they will become a part of ...
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No human activity allowed on a question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “locked” post? I came across Jon Skeet Facts question, which is off the track, but I found it interesting. Just want to know, why can't I upvote or ...
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Why the answers are not locked, when any question is locked? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “locked” post? When any interesting Question or Post is Locked, one can't vote for it. But one can vote for It's answers. Then user gets following ...
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Is voting ever locked for questions/answers? [duplicate]

I just noticed I was able to vote on a question that was closed. I found that a bit strange. Is there any time when you can't vote on a question/answer? i.e. does it ever get locked also?
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How can locked posts be editable? [duplicate]

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).
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What determines that which function should be disabled in a locked post? [duplicate]

In this locked post, it's only comments that have been disabled and other functions are still being accepted there (e.g. voting, answering, etc.) Which concrete factor is the reason for disability of ...
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Why are locked posts immune to voting? [duplicate]

I understand that questions and answers are locked to prevent unnecessary comments or content changes. But why does the locked state also prevent votes from going through? Take this question and its ...
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What's a locked question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “locked” post? Whats the difference between a locked question and closed question? (I'm using the SO API and this appears for each question)
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New post lock available on meta sites: Policy Lock

We have just released a new type of post lock on meta sites called the Policy Lock. This lock can only be used by our Community Team, and when applied to a question or answer it will prevent any edits ...
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Moderator Cheat Sheet

As an alternative to the other FAQ format being fleshed out here on Meta Stack Exchange, I'd like to propose something far more terse that covers the bare essential mechanics of being a moderator. ...
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How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?

What circumstances can cause a question or answer to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? How can a post be deleted? When can't I delete my own post? Can I still see my post even after it's ...
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2answers
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What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work?

When flagging, there are two special case options: spam and rude or abusive. What is spam, and when should I flag content as such? What is considered offensive, rude or abusive content? How does the ...
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5answers
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A guide to moderating comments

Commenting is one of the unsung heroes of Stack Exchange. The help center suggestions that you should submit a comment if you want to: Request clarification from the author; Leave constructive ...
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2answers
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Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

What are the common phrases, words, abbreviations that are used on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow, and the other Stack Exchange sites? This is meant to be a very quick ...
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2answers
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Who are the diamond moderators, and what is their role?

Some people have a diamond after their username (e.g. Michael Myers ♦) What special privileges do diamond moderators have? How can I become a diamond moderator? Who are the diamond moderators? How ...
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4answers
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When should I vote to delete a question?

I've recently reached enough reputation on one of the sites to be able to cast delete votes. I am not sure when a question is supposed to be deleted as opposed to just remain closed. What criteria ...
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Please unlock “Fram's ban on Wikipedia…What can Stack Exchange learn from it?”

The following question, Does the Fram's ban on Wikipedia seem similar to recent events? What can Stack Exchange learn from it? by Rebecca J. Stones has been locked by a moderator. No comments can ...
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1answer
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What is migration and how does it work?

I posted a question which was closed as off-topic and it seems like it could fit on another site in the network. How can I go about moving it there? What is migration? When can a question be migrated,...
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1answer
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How do comments work?

Across the Stack Exchange network you may leave comments on a question or answer. How do comments work? What are comments for, and when shouldn't I comment? Who can post comments? Who can edit ...
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1answer
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What is a “protected” or “highly active” question?

Questions can be protected (i.e. marked "highly active"). What does it mean for a question to be protected? Why are some questions protected? Who can protect and unprotect questions? Who can answer a ...
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1answer
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What can cause a question to be bumped?

What can cause a question to be "bumped" to the first page in the Active tab of a Stack Exchange site? (Changing the "Last Active" date.) Return to FAQ Index.
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Place questions with X net downvotes on hold automatically

To resolve the frequent issue of poor question unfairly gaining answers, and thus paving the way for more poor questions to be asked I Propose EDIT: From feedback, have changed net vote threshold to ...
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1answer
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What is a historical lock, and what is it used for?

Historical locks are sometimes applied to questions. What is a historical lock? What is the purpose of a historical lock? How are questions affected by historical locking? When is it appropriate to ...
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4answers
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Allow community votes to undelete Q/A that a moderator has deleted

I was blown away when I saw that they had implemented a new "feature" whereby if a moderator deletes a post, it cannot be undeleted by owner or votes from the community. As someone who is constantly ...
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4answers
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How is the editing of deleted posts supposed to behave?

In Jeff's answer here, he suggests that users should be able to edit their deleted posts, but when I try visit a deleted question of mine, I get an error page. However with the editing URL, I or any ...
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1answer
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What are these notices above my post?

My post has been marked with an informational notice in a box above it. What should I do about this? Who attaches notices to posts? What kinds of notices are available? What should I do if I think a ...
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2answers
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Error message says I can't flag… but yes I can

When trying to upvote a comment made on a locked post (ordinary lock, not historical lock which remove the vote arrows and flag altoghether) we are greeted with such error message: Or in words: ...
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4answers
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Can we do anything if a question is being continuously closed and reopened?

If you were on SO/Meta yesterday, you probably saw this question: What is the underscore actually doing in this Java code? The question caused a wide divergence of opinion from users. It spawned a ...
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3answers
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This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved

I posted an answer to this question, which did not satisfy the OP, hence his downvote. After some comments, he replaced his own question with bogus and walked through some of my recent answers to ...
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5answers
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What does it mean for a question to be disputed?

I asked what I thought was a fairly straightforward question on a Meta site and gave an example of the problem. It attracted a single duplicate suggestion, and I edited the question to integrate it in....
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2answers
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Better handling of locked questions and answers

There are a fair amount of locked questions and answers on StackOverflow. Trouble is, when visiting these questions and answers it is really easy to see whodunit, but often tricky to figure out why. ...
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Reputation level for close privilege should be subject to inflation [duplicate]

I've been using S.O. for a few years, and one thing which I have noticed these last few quarters, is that more and more questions get closed faster and faster. The questions closed are not just the ...
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1answer
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Can an answer of a closed question be accepted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “closed” question? If one of my questions were closed by somebody but I feel one of the answers were useful, can I still accept it? Also, can any answer ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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2answers
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“Post Locked” should link to the meta FAQ on post locking

I recently ran into this locked question and noticed the bottom part says: It suggests I visit meta for more information. That does not seem very informative to me. Suggestions: The word locked ...
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4answers
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When can a moderator undelete an answer?

Can you please tell me if there is a link where the rules for deleting one's own answers are specified? Aren't they the same for all sites in the network? I know by personal experience that one ...
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1answer
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Can anyone hack a question or an answer?

The answer to What is a "locked" post? mentions: A question where repeated voting or editing is happening in a way which games or hacks the system. Is it possible for someone to hack a question or ...
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5answers
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Stackoverflow - My Question Was Deleted As Duplicate, Despite Having Non-Dup, Complex, Useful Answers

Even though two of my questions got closed, there were some exceedingly in-depth and useful answers provided for one of them, over 6-7 answers in fact, with time spent answering them on the part of ...
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3answers
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Protect a question from being spaminated, but allow legitimate users to carry on

Let moderators offer a protection status visa to certain questions under constant non-answer fire. Much like Wikipedia, this would allow users above a certain level of reputation (but at what level?)...
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4answers
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Allow voting on locked posts

Very similar (but not exact duplicates): Can locking a post discourage new answers? (And a solution) Give Diamond Moderators the Ability to Partially Lock a Post I have a proposal for the ...
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2answers
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Why was this question about increasing downvote weight locked?

I'm a bit unsure why the following question was locked: Should the weight of downvotes be increased? Typically, locked questions display a specific reason for being locked. Strangely, the linked post ...
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4answers
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Will off-topic comments/answers lead to closing or locking of a question?

What will happen if a question gets off-topic answers or comments? Can someone else's answers or comments lead to the closing or locking of my question?
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Quality control of Hot Network Questions

The dynamics of many sites get totally whacked up once a post goes onto the Hot Network Questions queue. This is obviously by design and choice. However, the net result is that the entire character of ...
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3answers
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Why is my post locked? [closed]

I posted this question on Stack Overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20415261/how-to-get-the-threshold-of-pedometer-app-in-windows-phone minitech♦ locked it afterwards with the comment: ...
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2answers
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Why was this question closed, and why are the moderators not responding to my flag?

Recently I asked this question on stats.stackexchange.com. There was some discussion there about whether it was a stats question or a programming question, and ultimately it was called the latter and ...
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3answers
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Why are the voting arrows still displayed on the some locked questions?

For most locked questions, the arrows are now removed on the main question and on all answers. For example: However, on RegEx match open tags except XHTML self-contained tags, in which the question ...
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2answers
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How can someone downvote my post to a closed question? What does closing really mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “closed” question? There is a post that has been closed 5 months ago (the reason was because the question was not constructive); a few moments ago, ...
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Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language

I think everyone agrees that it is great to have a lot of technology Q&A. In this way, anyone can quickly understand how to use a technology. The Stack Exchange engine is a quite complicated tool ...

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