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Locked posts can't be: Edited, Voted on, Commented on, Answered, nor Flagged with most flags. Use this for questions with how the API handles such posts, or for tools/apps/scripts that deal with locked posts.

Locked posts can't be:

  • Edited,
  • Voted on,
  • Commented on,
  • Answered (if the post is a question),
  • Flagged with most flags. ("In need of moderator intervention" flags are sometimes still allowed.)

In general, locks are used whenever modifications to a post are causing serious problems on the site. See the reference(s) below.

Reference:

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