In an effort to better understand the goings-on of the site, I'd like to know why the accepted answer on this post was locked. It seems to be an appropriate answer, but now I am not able to upvote it.

I understand this may seem like a duplicate question, but all locks may not have the same reasoning.

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It was locked to prevent a rollback war, and to prevent users from defacing the post, which you can see in the edit history.

Unfortunately, locking a post locks all aspects, including votes, but sometimes it's necessary when people are feeling destructive.

  • Ah, the edit history does tell the story. Thanks. Makes perfect sense.
    – Tim S.
    Commented Dec 16, 2015 at 17:04
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    @TimS., this appears to be a user backlash, after an incident here.
    – user106385
    Commented Dec 16, 2015 at 22:54
  • IMO, the problem was solved, no?
    – Braiam
    Commented Dec 25, 2015 at 18:33
  • @Braiam Yes, I've unlocked the post now, as the main issue has been resolved.
    – user11502
    Commented Dec 27, 2015 at 5:23

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