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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Don't display “protected” notice if the question is locked or closed

If the question is locked, obviously new users can't post answers to it because no one can post answers. It seems somewhat redundant to list that box there. I'm not saying remove the protection from ...
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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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Welcome back message suggests to upvote questions and answers even when questions are locked

I just opened a URL to a question on programmers.SE and got the message: *image from TheWobbuffet But the question was locked, so I couldn't do what it asked me to do. I consider this to be a very ...
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Why does the “Post Locked” explanation suggest visiting Meta… on Meta?

The "Post Locked" banner suggests visiting Meta to get more info... even if the post in question is on Meta. Shouldn't it link to the FAQ instead? Granted, the FAQ does not contain any info on 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 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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“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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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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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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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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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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Are rejected migrations being handled correctly on MSO?

This migration from Stack Overflow to Meta Stack Overflow has caught my eye, and I'm wondering if the current system is working as intended. Rough Timeline: Original post made on Stack Overflow ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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How to treat old locked questions containing outdated information?

Suppose an old closed question has an historical lock on it, making impossible to vote/comment/flag on any post. What should we do if such questions have a high visibility but contains some outdated ...
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Always show the “edit” link grayed out for locked questions, independently from the reason why the question was locked

If I look at Got any tips or tricks for Terminal in Mac OS X? I don't see any "edit" link, while I see it (although it is grayed out) on Good movies for learning English. The difference ...
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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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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'...
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Post gets unlocked and locked right after closing

Is there any explanation as to why this post would become unlocked, then locked? Curiously enough, the post was edited after that, so it couldn't really have been locked, can it? The time stamps for ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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locked:no search option returns locked answers anyway

The query is:answer locked:no returns locked answers (e.g. What is your most productive shortcut with Vim?) despite the "locked:no" option.
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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 ...