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Locking a question as a "content dispute" is incorrectly locking the answers and hiding the vote buttons, like "historical" and "obsolete" locks

In other words, "content dispute" locks are now freezing questions instead of locking them. Per the second link above, locks on questions for reasons other than "historical significance&...
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Double HTML Escape in Bounty Error Messages

There's a double HTML escape in the "locked post" message when awarding a bounty:
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Can Place a Bounty on a Locked Q/A, but Can't Award It [duplicate]

A few days ago, I revisited the infamous HTML Zalgo question. Seeing the "start a bounty" link, I clicked it. I ended up being able to place one on the question despite the entire Q/A post ...
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Remove "Wiki Answer" lock option on answers because it's misleading

Currently, moderators can put a "Wiki Answer" lock on both questions and answers. Its description is: Lock this post to encourage users to edit existing answers. Remember to remove ...
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Can't retract close flag on locked question

I flagged a question as unclear, and the flag is still pending. Now the question has been locked, and if I would want to retract my flag, I wouldn't be able to:
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When and how can a merged question be deleted?

From What is a "merged" question?: If the merge stub is later deleted, the asker will lose the reputation they earned from it unless it had a score of at least 3 and was visible for at ...
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Should locks all have expiration dates?

Since many sites are already in puberty, they should have the right to forget the indiscretions of youth and be done with it. Permanently locking old posts usually means framing garbage, preventing ...
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Comments on deleted and locked posts should not be able to be edited by their authors

This comment was posted by the author of a question, which was deleted and locked as spam/offensive shortly afterwards. Shortly after the deletion and lock, the comment was edited by its author to ask/...
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Please make post lockedness meta-data available in the SEDE

My subjective experience is that the count of the mod-locked questions is growing, and I feel this starts to cause more and more troubles with time. I think, adding some new columns to the SEDE ...
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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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"don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up" even when they're all locked

When I visit a site I haven't visited (while logged in) for a while, I see: Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up. That's often ...
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This post has been locked; locked posts can't be voted on [duplicate]

Now that we can unfollow deleted posts, there is an issue with being unable to unfollow answers which were locked due to being rude or spam. There is a button on the answer and when clicked it changes ...
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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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Cannot follow locked posts; wrong error message when attempting to do so [duplicate]

I just visited the question here, which is locked as a "community effort": What is a historical lock, and what is it used for? I (legitimately) wanted to "Follow" the question so that I would be ...
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My view on an answer has changed dramatically but it is locked - who can help?

One of my most popular answers is definitely outdated from my understanding today. I'd like to either add a disclaimer to the top, delete it, or remove my name from it. However, it is closed and ...
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Add tooltip with timestamp to post notice about lock

Most dates/ages/etc. on Stack Exchange have a nice feature; if you hover over them, you see the exact UTC timestamp they represent. Can this feature be added to the lock duration in the post notice?
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Adjusting the lock post notices - draft text and reasoning

A few months ago we updated some of the text in the lock tool for moderators. At that time I noted that the post notice text for the various locks could use an update to be more helpful. Right now, ...
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Can we show post lock timers to all users?

Currently, only moderators can see lock timers, and that's only for questions. Temporary locks on answers not showing lock duration When a post is locked, it frequently causes consternation and ...
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Temporary locks on answers not showing lock duration [closed]

Tested on Stack Overflow, Stack Overflow Meta and Pets. Questions Temporary locks on questions are showing the duration (mod only). Stack Overflow. Meta Stack Overflow. Pets. Answers On answers ...
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Allow moderators to fine-tune the effects of a lock

Current Situation When a moderator locks a question or answer, they can choose between different types of post notices: content dispute, off-topic comments, historical significance, wiki answer, or ...
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Can we be more clear why you can't comment on certain posts?

When you look at deleted/locked/review question's or answer's comment area (like the best answer ever) you get to see this very vague message: This message tells me so little. How hard is it to ...
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Historical locks on meta sites [duplicate]

Historical locking is used on main sites to indicate old questions that are off topic due to new rules. These posts have collected a lot of votes and are referenced much. Historical locking is used to ...
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Which posts are shown in the 'Locked Posts' widget in the ♦ moderator tools?

One of the tools ♦ moderators have at their disposal is a list of locked posts. It's available at the relative URL /admin/posts/ on their website. Not all locked posts on the site are shown here,...
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Custom flags should be disabled on locked posts when you have another pending flag

I've flagged this answer as Not An Answer, and the flag is still pending. Because I want to give some more background information about this user, I'd like to switch to a custom moderator flag instead....
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Why can't I read comments on a locked answer?

I saw this note on an answer today: This post has been locked due to the high amount of off-topic comments generated. For extended discussions, please use chat. I totally understand locking ...
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Allow moderators to rollback locked posts (more easily)

Locked posts really are locked to most users. To moderators, however, locked posts are substantially less locked. Moderators can edit them, post comments to them, delete comments from them, and even ...
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iOS app allows me to remove a vote on a locked post

Steps to reproduce: Vote on a post and wait until the 5 minute grace period has expired. Open the post on the iOS app after it has been locked. Tap the up or down vote icon you used for your original ...
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Allow moderators to choose a custom reason for locked posts

I was sure this would be already posted somewhere, but couldn't find it - if it's a dupe, my apologies. Currently moderators have the ability to lock a question or answer with one of several canned ...
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Need more reputation to comment on a locked question

When I click on the message saying a post is locked, the 50 reputation required pop-up comes up as if it wasn't locked: This would probably confuse new users as it is basically contradicting the ...
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What to do when I want to improve a locked post? [duplicate]

The locked and closed question Hidden features of Python has an answer that contains an anti-pattern, a backslash to continue a line. I tried to edit and to comment, which both did not work, as this ...
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Why was I voted down so many times for asking this question?

The question was valid and I didn't find any real good explanation outside of spam, which makes no sense really if you allow questions anyway...as if a spammer cares whether its a comment or a ...
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Add lock reasons to Data Explorer

Posts are locked for different reasons. Some are in effect permanent ("historical significance", wiki-lock), some are meant to be temporary ("disputes are being resolved", "...
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Removing broken images in locked posts

This is tangentally related to this post, but the gist of that post is that older ImageShack links are breaking and turning into advertisements. To guard against this, I was editing some posts that I ...
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Are attempts at voting on locked posts recorded anywhere?

Like anonymous feedback, where SE gathers data about unregistered users voting on normal posts, is the same done for locked posts, and is this information stored on SEDE?
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Upvoting comments in locked posts

When a post is locked, you should not be able to vote on it, including comments. But you can vote on comments, until you get stopped by an error. (Found in Jon Skeet Facts). This should be fixed....
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Able to flag comments on locked posts? [duplicate]

I went to upvote this comment, which is on a locked post, and I received this error message: "This comment is not eligible for voting or flagging" I then went to flag it, and it let me flag it. I ...
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To comment, or not? [closed]

I'm getting conflicting signals here. The post notice instructs me to leave a comment, but I get an error message when I try to do so. I was the last person to issue a close vote for this question. ...
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Can "Which JavaScript framework (jQuery vs Dojo vs ... )?"s question please be deleted? [closed]

This question is locked meaning I can not delete-vote it. Update: Robert has unlocked it. If you feel like me that it does more harm than good, both to the JavaScript community and StackOverflow's ...
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What posts are locked by Community? [duplicate]

Here is an answer to a post migrated from Stats.stackexchange.com to StackOverflow. The answer was given on stats site, and migrated with the post. It is in locked and deleted state. What puzzles me,...
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Don't show locked posts in the pending delete votes list

/tools?tab=delete shows a list of questions with pending delete votes. Currently, the list contains locked questions that happened to pick up a delete vote (or two) before they were locked. Regular ...
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Frosty's Question Unlocked?

Considering the continuing interest and media coverage of the takedown of the Silk Road website and Dread Pirate Roberts, does it make sense to re-lock the linchpin question that brought it all down? ...
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Is it possible to edit a locked answer?

I did something stupid and posted a bit of an answer including a placeholder for something I was working on at the time. I've since completed what I wanted to link to and decided to go back and edit ...
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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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Reporting of expired links in answers to locked posts

Since it's not editable nor reportable; how do I report an expired link?
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There should be an option to make the answers 'uneditable' [duplicate]

.. or at least let me preview all suggestions first. On one of the Stack Exchange sites I had a perfectly good answer, and somebody edited it so that it contained broken English and wrong answers. I ...
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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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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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Can we improve the UI when a comment "is not eligible for flagging or voting"? [duplicate]

I came across an unusual question on Meta today: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/179165/should-stackoverflow-run-a-programmers-matrimonial-service-to-prevent-marriage I went to vote up some ...
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More info on "For more info visit Meta" required

The current wording for content dispute notices is: This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. For more info visit meta. To me, the emphasised part isn't ...
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My post is being supplanted by somebody else, but I did the investigation!

I'm an active committer and PMC member of Apache MyFaces Project, known as (lu4242) Leonardo Uribe. A year ago I posted this answer Difference between Mojarra and MyFaces But it seems somebody else ...
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