Questions tagged [locked-posts]

Locking a question prevents answering, editing, commenting, voting, closing, and reopening. Answers must be locked separately and may still be voted upon. Only diamond moderators may lock posts.

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Are questions on mathematical etymology off-topic?

A decade ago, this question was asked about the names of the inverse trigonometric functions. At the time, it received a Nice Answer, which was accepted, as well as a few other answers and comments. ...
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Feature request for unlocking competition questions after a given time

Feature request at low priority. Not to be escalated (Monday 31 Aug 2020). Further queries on this post are still allowed. Recently, I have been flagging a few posts required to be unlocked. All of ...
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How to ensure that an active contest question is locked until the contest expires

I answered the following question: 4th Point Of A Rectangle - Co-Ordinate Geometry I then learned it was part of an active contest: https://www.codechef.com/JULY20B/problems/PTMSSNG I voted to close ...
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Locking & deleting

Recently, a question was deleted while locked. The Help Center says, In most cases, a post which is "locked" cannot be modified in any way. Locking prevents... ...voting on the post (...
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Historical lock for preserving old, low quality questions

The question Compute $ \lim\limits_{n \to \infty }\sin \sin \dots\sin n$ was recently closed (then reopened and historical-locked). I agree that, by modern standards, the question is not a good one. ...
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What to do about my locked answer to a post?

A post of mine has been locked. There was an error in the answer I gave, which was pointed out, and I wanted to correct it, but it got locked. How do I unlock it so I can fix it? What is the ...
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Locked question - where is the discussion?

This question is currently marked as locked: This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. For more info visit meta. .... so I came to meta, looking for ...
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Is it time to retire the 0.999=1 question (and other historical questions)

Some questions, like the Is it true that $0.999999999\ldots = 1$? attract a lot of answers, and that's good. But after six years, a lot of these answers repeat themselves, and literally add negative ...
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Getting a question unlocked.

One of my questions has been locked while dispute about it's content is being resolved. This makes me unable to place a bounty on my question. How do I go about doing this?
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Why give me something in the review queue where the only option is "skip"?

While reviewing I came across . My only option was to "skip". Why did this show up?
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Should we close/lock old questions with many answers at some point?

From time to time you see someone posting yet another answer to very old questions which have many answers. It is almost always the case that the newly added answer is in fact a duplicate or a ...
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Locked question concerning contest problem

This question has come to my attention: Prove this inequality with $xyz\le 1$. It has been locked and it seems appropriate to make a meta post about it. I'm not requesting to unlock, I just think ...
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Regarding the question on "Conics passing through integer lattice points".

I am making this post in regards to the ongoing delete/undelete skirmish (let's at least change the monotonicity of the use of "war"). The old version of the question is here, the current version (...
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Contest problem boilerplate lock reason

Given our current contest problem policy, I would like to request there be a customised post-notice for handling the locking of those questions. Proposed notice text: This question is locked in ...
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Why this question cannot be edited?

I wanted to change tags in the following question from untagged to something more reasonable: Please solve the following Algebra. This question was migrated from MO and it was closed on MSE as "...
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How do I find out why a question was locked?

This post has a lock message, but I see no meta thread to indicate why. Does this simply mean that the admin who locked it did not create any additional documentation regarding the reason? It may be ...
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