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.

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Post remains featured in the bulletin 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 ...
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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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There isn't any notification when a followed post is locked

I was following a question that was subsequently locked with a historical lock. I haven't received a notification about that event. For someone that uses the "following" feature for ...
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Can policy-locked posts be locked for comments? What happens if the comments end up going out of hand on a policy-locked post?

Recently, the new Policy Lock feature was introduced, to allow staff members to lock posts for editing by non-staff while still permitting votes and comments. However, I'm wondering what will happen ...
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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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Cannot unfollow locked post from Following tab

Initially I was unable to unfollow deleted posts from the Following tab in my profile. That seemed to been fixed recently so I was cleaning out the deleted posts when I encountered one that would not ...
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Edit wars with new users

Note: I am not trying to Kumbaya a new user's way in; I want to see any suggestions as to how edits might end the edit war on the post, instead of a simple lock. Besides, my first question is about ...
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“Please consider adding a comment” yet the question is locked and therefore unable to be commented on

Basically this is a contradiction: The popup notice Please consider adding a comment if you think this post can be improved. appears after downvoting a locked question Locked for 24 days. Comments ...
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“Comments only” lock notice on closed questions mistakenly says that question is still accepting answers

When a question has a "comments-only" lock, the following notice is displayed on top of the question: Locked for X days. Comments on this question have been disabled, but it is still ...
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Locked post sign on duplicate says still accepting answers [duplicate]

Over here, it's a duplicate, so it's not accepting answers, but this locked sign: disagrees. Seems like a bug that it wouldn't recognize a closed post. Can we fix that? If this needs different tags,...
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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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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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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 ...
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New lock type: “Official Announcement Lock” [duplicate]

I have wanted to propose something along these lines, but a comment by rjzii stated it very well: @GeorgeStocker In all fairness, an official SE post should just be locked from the beginning as a ...
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Historically-locked questions aren't merely “currently” not accepting new answers or interactions

Most manual locks applied to posts, such as content dispute or comment-only locks, are meant to just be temporary, and lifted at an appropriate time. As such, the part of the post notice that says "it ...
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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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This lock notice about collaborative effort is partly misleading

This question is locked with the following notice: This question and answer are a collaborative effort: if you see something that can be improved, edit it! Except that while the answer can be ...
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Make locking posts more granular

Locking a post has very severe consequences for a post, you cannot Upvote or downvote on it Edit it Vote to close or reopen it Comment on it Add new answers to it Because of these severe ...
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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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Can users award existing bounties on questions that get historically locked? Do automatic awards still work?

(Please note: while the topic of the example question cited here is controversial, this question is not a place to express your thoughts about it. This is a simple support question asking about the ...
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Freeform lock reasons would be useful

There's a fixed, and rather small set of lock reasons, with fundamentally two different types - post and comment locks. Maybe it's meta, but a lot of the time our decisions when it comes to locks may ...
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Don't show comment pop-up on locked posts

When you click the downvote arrow on a post which is comment locked, the banner saying to consider commenting still appears. Obviously, you can't comment on a comment-locked post.
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What is the dispute surrounding my 2018 chat suspension question?

My old question How could I have handled this better in chat (flag apparently led to suspension)? from September 2018 has, within the last hour, been locked, unlocked, locked, unlocked, and then ...
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Can we get a comments only lock?

Currently moderators have the ability to lock posts, for any of the following reasons: Content dispute (~ edit wars), Historical significance (to prevent great but off topic questions from being ...
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How to select 'community wiki locked' questions?

I want to write a query which selects the highest scored community-wiki-lock questions (like this one). This is not typical comunity-wiki question like this - but comunity-wiki-lock (e.g. we see there ...
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Can someone fix the broken links in this historically-locked question?

This contains some broken links: Changes to syntax highlighting But it can not changed, because it is locked. Can someone fix this?
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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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What disputes need to be resolved with respect to “An Update to our Community and an Apology”?

The question An Update to our Community and an Apology was locked about ten hours ago with a message that clarification can be sought right here on Meta Stack Exchange: This post has been locked ...
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Issue with “Advanced search options” help page link in the “What is a locked post?” help page

In the end of the What is a locked post? help page of every Stack Exchange site, there is a link Advanced search options, which is redirecting to the "How do I search?" help page. The "Advanced ...
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Tooltip still showing for “comments disabled” text on deleted/locked posts

Recently when we can't post new comment, text describing it was added which is good and dandy. However, the tooltip is still there lurking in the darkness awaiting mouse hover: Can it please be ...
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Some locked posts show voting buttons [duplicate]

This locked question has voting buttons: However, this one does not: On questions that show them or don't, the same is true for their answers. Why is this? Shouldn't it never show them, because it'...
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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 ...
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Questions migrated from other sites, closed without rejecting the migration, and then locked incorrectly show the “migration rejected” 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 ...
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Showing a “vote both the question and the answers up” banner on a locked question

The banner shown encouraging upvoting is redundant when the question is locked, as locking prevents voting on any of the answers or the question. (Answers can still be voted on, as pointed out in ...
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Let us delete our own comments even if the post is locked

I tried to delete a comment I posted, and got the "Comments on locked posts are not eligible for voting" error. The lock in that case is of type "locked while disputes about its content are being ...
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Why is this post “locked” instead of removed?

This (old) post about how to gain rep fast by essentially being anti-community seems like it should have been removed long ago. Why has it been allowed to stay around all these years? I'm assuming it'...
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Should wiki locks prevent voting?

I recently tried to add a "Wiki Answer" lock to a question. This lock should simply prevent new answers from being posted. However, it also prevents votes on the question, rendering it pretty much ...
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Add a visual indication in the question list that a question is locked

This is not a duplicate of the question asked here. When a question is a duplicate, or on hold, you can see a sign, e.g. [on hold], next to the title in the list of questions, so that you don't waste ...
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Post locked by community [duplicate]

I had a post locked in psychology and neuroscience and I was wondering how to get it unlocked? I made some edits and it was also migrated from medical to psychology/neuroscience, so it probably has ...
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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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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 ...
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Locked post's error message for comment is not correct [duplicate]

In the list of locked posts, when I'm trying to upvote a comment, receiving the following error message as a popup. This comment is not eligible for voting or flagging But I am able to flag the ...
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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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Bumped locked question is not visible on web, but visible in apps

According to this bug report bumping locked question to the homepage is by design. I disagree with this, but my question is about different, but related issue. A couple of times and today is one of ...
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Lock questions within a few minutes of accepting an answer (or something similar)

I want to know if we can add a new feature to automatically lock questions within a few minutes of an answer being accepted. It has been my experience that rarely, if ever, anything constructive comes ...
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Deleting comments on locked posts fails silently

Trying to delete your own comment from a locked post doesn't work, but there is no indication that it failed. No error message, and the comment even disappears, but of course it's back when you ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Questions are locked for only 1 hour even if a longer duration is selected [closed]

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'...
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Questions auto bumped by the Community User even though they are locked

https://serverfault.com/questions/159509/printer-on-different-networkip-range-can-i-print-to-it This question on Server Fault was just bumped to the front page like any other question that has no ...