I found this post today that obviously didn't belong on Arqade meta, so I was going to downvote and voted to delete as it was already closed. However, when I clicked the downvote button, it said I couldn't vote on a locked post, yet there is nothing anywhere on the question stating that it is locked. How am I supposed to tell that it is locked, when the UI fails to inform me that it is before I attempt to take action on it?

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After reading over the question several time, I finally noticed the top box says that the question is no longer accepting interactions. enter image description here

Apparently this is the new wording for saying that a question is locked, though I find it much less obvious than it was prior.

  • I actually didn't know that a rejected migration caused a lock, but sure enough, there it is. I wonder if a proper manual lock would have different wording
    – Unionhawk Mod
    Dec 11, 2019 at 18:00
  • @Unionhawk A normal, manual lock would indeed just show "this question is locked" though annoyingly would not show by whom in the new post notices unless you click the link into the revision history (or, if there is none, manually editing the URL to get there).
    – TylerH
    Dec 13, 2019 at 15:21

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