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.)

Locking an answer typically prevents regular users from editing, commenting on, and voting on it (including delete/undelete votes). Only site moderators (indicated by a diamond next to their username) 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 tag instead.)

For more information on locked posts, see this Help Center article: What is a locked post? – or the corresponding FAQ: What is a "locked" post?