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Locking an answer typically prevents regular users from editing, commenting on, and voting on it (including delete/undelete votes). Only site moderators may lock or unlock posts, or perform restricted actions on locked posts. If an answer is locked, the question is not automatically locked or affected by these restrictions. (For issues related to locked questions, use the [locked-questions] tag instead.)

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Why was this spam post locked and deleted twice by the Community bot?

Looking at the revision history of some spam, it was deleted and locked twice: Checking another spam post, that one was only locked and deleted once. What caused this one to get deleted & locked ...
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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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It should be “large number” of off-topic comments, not “high amount”

See this, one of the notices for why a post is locked (emphasis mine): This post has been locked due to the high amount of off-topic comments generated. A link to a chat room will be posted in the ...
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Can the OP of a locked answer still edit it?

There was this edit war and then a diamond moderator locked the answer to stop the edit war. Can the OP still edit the answer? Or is everyone, (including OP) except for diamond moderators prevented ...
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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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How to get a support request fulfilled on Meta Stack Overflow? [closed]

Well, the folks on Meta.SO managed to close a support request as off-topic: Please delete an answer that is locked. In fact, the folks on Meta.SE told me to go there and make the request: How do I ...
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This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. For more info visit meta... On Meta.SE

This post was locked (reasons are not needed for this post): My comment is about the link "visit meta". That isn't especially helpful as we are on Meta.SE, the site it redirects us to. Should this ...
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Bounty cannot be awarded on a locked answer

I wanted to award a bounty of 50 rep to this answer because it's great. However, while I could start the bounty I was not able to award it since that answer is locked. It would be great if a ...
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Remove links when a post is deleted by Community from spam/offensive flags

Recently a user had completely lost it after getting question banned and he posted 3 spam answers: 10k only - No mods were on at the time to process our flags, but we mob-deleted them from the Lounge&...
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Why aren't the voting buttons disabled on this locked answer?

So I recently noticed that locked questions lose all the voting buttons on the question and its answers (which definitely makes sense, condidering you can't vote on locked posts). Example: http://...
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