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Just noticed that this Stardew Valley question has been locked since May 2016, apparently due to an edit war about its title: Do I get any benefits from petting my chicken?

Since it's been more than 3 years and an edit war is unlikely to happen again, it should probably be unlocked now.

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Yes, definitely. Most locks should be temporary, especially in the case of edit wars. I have removed the lock, hopefully the question won't have to be locked again.

As a side note, a flag on the question would've been fine too, rather than a meta post. (unless locked posts can't be flagged, but I'm not aware of that being the case)

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    I was thinking of flagging it too at first. But the 'locked' notification seems to recommend posting on meta: "You may discuss this on meta if you have concerns." – galacticninja Jul 31 at 10:27
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    In this case, the edit war was pretty straightforward, it wasn't about anything worthy of particular discussion like the post's content, it was just about wording. This specific lock was a way for the moderators to say "Things are getting a little too heated up, let's cool down for a while". It's been 3 years since then, plenty of time for the lock to have served its purpose, so there's less need for a discussion about the post. – Wrigglenite Jul 31 at 10:35
  • Alright. I found other questions with similar cases. I'll be flagging them. – galacticninja Jul 31 at 11:02
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    @galacticninja If you see a questions been locked for content disputes or off-topic comments for more than a few weeks, then chances are we just forgot to unlock it, so feel free to just flag it for moderator attention. – Wipqozn Jul 31 at 12:05

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