Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange
Join us in building a kind, collaborative learning community via our updated Code of Conduct.

Questions tagged [locked-questions]

Locking a question prevents answering, editing, commenting, voting, closing, and reopening. Answers must be locked separately and may still be voted upon. Only diamond moderators may lock posts.

4
votes
0answers
32 views

Tell users what a “locked” post means on locked posts

When visiting a locked post you see: I suggest adding a link to What is a "locked" post? somewhere in there (e.g. making the word "locked" a link) so that users know what exactly this ...
2
votes
1answer
42 views

If the flag link is missing from a locked question, how do I flag it?

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 ...
10
votes
0answers
142 views

Questions are locked for only 1 hour even if a longer duration is selected

To reproduce: Go to Travel.SE (not sure if other sites are affected) Pick any post Lock it for 1 day or longer Bug: after 1 hour Community will unlock the post regardless of the setting above Here'...
6
votes
1answer
83 views

Inconsistency of UI between locked and historically locked

From my 10k reputation point of view: locked questions (and possibly merged questions too) can't vote, but shows vote arrows can't edit, but shows edit button shows the flag button shows "comments ...
1
vote
1answer
94 views

Questions migrated from other sites, closed as duplicate, and then locked show the wrong notice

This question was migrated from a different site, then closed as a duplicate. Later on, it was locked for historical significance. The revision history shows it correctly, and the vote arrows and flag ...
-13
votes
1answer
71 views

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?
3
votes
0answers
15 views

Vote prompt on locked posts [duplicate]

So this popped up But the prompt makes absolutely no sense since the post is locked. Should this be fixed?
3
votes
1answer
89 views

Answers on locked question not editable despite being encouraged to edit them

This question got locked. The label below the question reads This question's answers are a collaborative effort: if you see something that can be improved, just edit the answer to improve it! No ...
1
vote
2answers
102 views

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 ...
23
votes
0answers
248 views

Post remains featured even if [featured] tag is removed

This question about nominations for Pro Tempore Moderators on Computer Science Educators Meta was a featured question, but was unfeatured on June 23. However, it sometimes still appears as featured on ...
2
votes
0answers
14 views

Locked question on the hot questions list [duplicate]

The following question has been on the hot questions list for what seems like awhile: What does “covfefe” exactly mean? It's also currently locked. Shouldn't this disqualify it from the hot ...
3
votes
1answer
74 views

Reputation needed to edit Q&As with Wiki Answer lock?

I think Wiki Answer locks can be usefully applied to questions that have attracted a list of answers, and become popular, before anyone realized their poor fit to focussed Q&A. This is where they ...
3
votes
0answers
24 views

Locked questions are bumped to the front page on mobile web but not on desktop

As implied in When historical-locked questions are bumped, the site front page has fewer questions for logged-in users, the desktop version of the front page does not show locked questions even when ...
3
votes
1answer
37 views

Voting buttons for locked posts

I noticed that voting for locked question is not possible: For posts that have historical lock voting button are not even visible: What is the reason to display voting buttons for regular ...
2
votes
0answers
45 views

Bumping locked question to the homepage [duplicate]

Locked question has been recently bumped to the homepage by Community user. Bumping used to vote for answers, but in the current locked question voting is not possible. Why the question has been ...
8
votes
1answer
32 views

Wrong tooltip for greyed out edit link on locked meta post

When I was trying to edit a locked question on a per-site meta, I noticed the edit link is disabled, so I hovered over it, and was surprised to see the generic tooltip: Or in words: Suggested ...
4
votes
0answers
27 views

No info about user who protect or lock the question in the iOS app

Closed question has a banner with "i" button on the right. Tapping on it opens a block with additional information, in particular - user who close the question: But protected or locked posts don'...
3
votes
0answers
22 views

Expand the 'locked question' notice in the iOS app

In the StackExchange iOS app, a locked question shows a locked note in the title and a banner at the bottom: In this case, with this particular question I was about to flag it for a moderator and ask ...
8
votes
0answers
50 views

Remove locked questions from hot questions [duplicate]

There's a question over on AskUbuntu... you know the one. Its a hot question. It also happens to be mod locked (not closed). This means no new answers, no new comments, and no new votes. Because of ...
2
votes
0answers
20 views

Community Wiki posts don't change usernames if the user does [duplicate]

If a user changes their username, it appears that Community Wiki posts of theirs don't update to display the new username. See it in action: a post by Adam (previously Anna) Lear on Programmers. (It'...
15
votes
3answers
120 views

Make it possible to prevent voting on time-limited questions in meta without a historical lock

This may be a low use-case request and there may be a better way to manage it than this request but I'd like to see what the possibilities are to make it possible to avoid using the "historical lock" ...
15
votes
3answers
139 views

How can I find the “historically significant” questions?

Questions that are locked by historical-lock are very likely to be hilarious1, 2. Off course that is unless someone deletes them first because he doesn't like fun, so he thinks nobody else does. I ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Shouldn't the usernames on a historically locked question update as well? [duplicate]

I came across a historically locked question about an earlier Winter Bash and saw this: However, Abby T. Miller and abby hairboat are the same person! Why didn't the user name update? I think it is ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

What is the severity of your question being locked?

I know that when you post a lot of questions marked with duplicate, closed, and put on hold etc. you will be banned from asking. So I guess there is a "bad question counter" to track your bad ...
1
vote
2answers
54 views

Does closing a question as a duplicate of a locked one makes sense?

This question has been closed by a moderator as a duplicate of this one. Is this really reasonable? Now even if I wanted to move my answer to the original question, I can't because it's locked. No ...
7
votes
0answers
46 views

Change the threshold for migrated questions showing up on the front page

If a question is scored at -4 or below, it doesn't show up on the front page of the site. This is current functionality When a question is migrated to another site it is locked on the origin site. ...
10
votes
2answers
188 views

We should have a question status similar to locking that non mods can set on posts

If this is tl;dr skip to the bottom heading. In the SO Close Vote Reviewers chatroom, there was recently a discussion with @Shog9, @JonClements and a few others about this Stack Overflow question: ...
30
votes
1answer
205 views

Questions locked for moderation shouldn't appear on hot questions list

Is it possible to avoid being sniffed by dogs at Heathrow airport and possibly other airports? appeared on the hot network question list for me, even though it was locked 7 hours ago due to off-topic ...
3
votes
1answer
52 views

There's a bug with locking and removing post notices

There was a question on Programmers that had an "insufficient explanation" post notice, but it needed to be historical locked. If you lock a question with a lock (in my case, I used a historical lock) ...
5
votes
1answer
45 views

Off-topic comments prevent voting/editing/closing/deleting

This post has been locked due to the high amount of off-topic comments generated. For extended discussions, please use chat. Now, being locked, the question cannot be upvoted, downvoted, edited, ...
-32
votes
5answers
264 views

How can I request my question to be locked?

My question titled, Should votes be hidden for the first 15 minutes after a question is asked?, is receiving a tremendous amount of down-votes and comment criticism. The thing is, I already ...
11
votes
0answers
59 views

Request to move hold, close, and lock notices to the top of posts

TL;DR I am requesting that historical lock, closed, and on hold notices be moved to the top of questions, just below the title. Background There are a lot of locked questions on Stack Overflow, and ...
17
votes
2answers
120 views

Have a special lock for meta sites for historical (out of date) policy decisions

Some sites have gone some significant changes of scope policy over the years. At one time the homework tag was policy on Stack overflow. It isn't anymore. And then there's the entire early history of ...
2
votes
0answers
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

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).
3
votes
2answers
103 views

Allow flags on locked posts

There are historically locked posts (such as this one) containing offensive answers (such as this one). I am not interested in flagging the question for deletion -- a moderator already decided that ...
9
votes
0answers
37 views

Add icons indicating locked and protected questions

As it stands today, we can clearly see in questions lists when a question is closed. However, there is no way to know if a question is locked or protected, until we actually enter the question page ...
6
votes
0answers
45 views

Remove comment upvote and flag buttons on locked posts

Locked posts do not have upvote, downvote or flag buttons. Thus the UI clearly communicates that you cannot do these actions. However, the upvote and flag buttons are still shown on comments, giving ...
3
votes
0answers
44 views

Why does this “historical locked” question show up in the Questions list, by mine doesn't? [duplicate]

Don't close questions where the user has requested that it not be closed Question has a historical lock: This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a ...
5
votes
1answer
117 views

Proper course of action for a close war?

There is a close war on one of the questions on Stack Overflow. My question here is about the proper course of action to take. I would think the answer would be applicable site-wide, which is why I ...
3
votes
0answers
28 views

I admire the popup, but should it be appearing on locked posts? [duplicate]

I noticed a wonderful popup reminding the user to upvote answers, but I thought it might confuse some people that it appears on locked posts.
4
votes
1answer
42 views

Retagging UI is still enabled on uneditable locked questions

The retagging interface is still enabled for questions which have been locked and can not be edited. Attempts to retag result in an error. In these cases, the retagging interface should be ...
3
votes
0answers
52 views

Lock should not be complete lock sometimes [duplicate]

A question can be locked because of "high amount of off-topic comments". But it is preventing it from being voted on or edited, it prevents adding new answers to this question. I think that comments ...
-1
votes
2answers
97 views

Vote Buttons Show Up on Locked Posts

I have found a bug with the vote buttons on this question: RegEx match open tags except XHTML self-contained tags If the post cannot be voted on, why are there vote buttons? I also noticed that all ...
8
votes
1answer
106 views

Question lock prevents commenting on any answer

There are several types of locks available for moderator use: Content dispute Historical significance Offtopic comments #2 - Historical - is special: when applied to a question it also locks all ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

Undeletable answers on locked questions don't show as undeletable in 10k tools

In the 10k tools, an answer with a delete vote on a locked (but open - not sure if thats important though) question shows as not-greyed out for a 20k user, however the answer is not deletable because ...
9
votes
2answers
202 views

Hot question but locked [duplicate]

I was going through the hot question list and found this question Why can't my program compile under Windows 7 in French? This question is locked and it is in the hot question list. Is that ...
7
votes
1answer
94 views

Why vote buttons hidden in locked questions?

I understand Joel's point that they don't hide the vote buttons, instead they display an error message if the action is not allowed (for example upvoting your own answer). But then why doesn't the ...
19
votes
1answer
183 views

Allow 10k to vote to delete on locked rejected migrations [duplicate]

While wandering through Software Engineering Stack Exchange, sometimes a close vote finds its way onto a question from Stack Overflow that was migrated back in '11 and it gets closed. When this ...
41
votes
4answers
454 views

Are rejected migrations ever automatically deleted from the destination site? Should they be?

Now that rejected migrations are clearly identified, the list of them can be found with Google. Browsing them, I noticed that some questions persist in the rejected-closed-locked state for many months;...