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Why are questions summarily locked?

The questioner wanted to know about this syntax: The sentence is: "Could we have found a buyer who would continue operations, I would have certainly preferred to sell the business rather than ...
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Why were comments locked on my post?

I recently asked a question, and after a while that post was locked and comments were disabled. Why did that happen with that question? The message said: Locked for 22 hours. Comments on this ...
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Should moderators lock posts without giving a reasoning for it?

I recently posted a question. It was locked within the hour for a day. Now what I need to understand is why that was done, so I can rectify it. As a corollary, should moderators lock questions without ...
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Why are so many questions suddenly being locked? [duplicate]

It seems like, in the past few weeks, suddenly lots of questions are being "locked" to disable/hide comments. (Eg) To my knowledge there was no "comment war" or such for these ...
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What's up with locking new questions?

Recently, I (and others) have noticed that there is a trend to 'lock' new questions. I understand that there is some dispute about the appropriateness of answering in comments; many here are guilty of ...
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Why was "What is the difference between '[I] may [be] …' and 'even though … '?" locked?

Overview The question What is the difference between “[I] may [be] …” and “even though … ”? was recently locked. I had posted the following comment: In this context, may normally implies the ...
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Why was "What's the word for something that is purposefully generalised and understated?" locked?

I'm trying to understand the rationale for locking What's the word for something that is purposefully generalised and understated? As it is, the question is lacking a degree of necessary detail. My ...
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Why my question has been locked on comments if it has 1 comment and 1 answer only?

Yesterday I asked this: Precise names for parts of a day (revisited) There's only 1 question and 1 answer. Nevertheless it's been locked "on comments" and the rest of the interaction open. I'd like ...
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Unlock "Why use singular they?" then reopen

You may be able to read the question I'm referring to at Why does English use singular they instead of making up a new word for this? (currently re-reopened). Sometime a while ago there was a ...
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Why is my question locked?

I asked the question: Is Post Script (P.S.) still relevant in the age of email? on ELU few days back which resulted into closing and locking of the question. My version: Why it happened? Closing ...
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How to leave a comment to Locked Post? OR: please unlock this question

There is a locked question where I would like to leave a comment ("I think this question would work well at Language Learners Beta; if you repost there, please notify me"). I can't leave a comment ...
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I didn't know the yellow ax question had been locked. Did you?

Which word begins with "y" and looks like an axe in this picture? Apparently, the question no longer deserves to be open and was locked on January 9, 2018. Is this a surprise for anyone? ...
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Is the "content dispute" notice adequate?

Background Yesterday I asked about the processes involved in handling a contentious situation in EL&U that had spiralled out of control. High-rep users were able to see the deleted posts that I ...
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About controversial questions

I'd like to propose a way to deal with controversial questions. Current state of events. Every once in a while a question pops up that by itself is flawed when set against site rules, but at the ...
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The "bare/bear with me" question: what should we do with it?

Is it "bear" or "bare" with me? There's been a lot of discussion on Meta in the comments about this question recently, but it's actually not the main topic of any of the recent ...
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Difference between "locked" and "closed"

After reading the Winter Cleaning question, I took a look at some old questions to see what could potentially be closed/removed. I found this proofreading question, which, being a proof-reading ...
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Why is this question locked?

What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them? If it's not a good question for the site, why isn't it closed? I'd like to vote, at least. Maybe I ...
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