Questions tagged [locks]

locks can prevent editing, voting, commenting and answering a question or answer, either for a set period of time, or indefinitely. Locks are a moderation-level tool, used to prevent edit wars, large-scale comment discussions, to preserve questions/answers in their current state, or to preserve popular but off-topic content from deletion.

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How am I supposed to know that this post is locked when there is no mention of it anywhere?

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 ...
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Locked Stardew Valley question for more than 3 years now

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 ...
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Should we add a historical lock to, or delete this old upvoted question?

This question about planning perk point allocation is pretty clearly off topic, however it is upvoted quite a bit (+20), has 46k+ views, and has quite a bit of good information. To delete it, it would ...
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Why was this answer locked?

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. ...
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Should old questions be auto-locked for new users?

I know this has most likely been covered before but if not: Has the community considered implementing a system to "lock" old questions that already have answers to new users? Honestly, I don't know ...