While a question that's on hold or closed is indicated in brackets in the general list of questions, a question that's locked isn't. (For example, at the time of this writing, this question.)

Is there a reason not to display a bracketed locked after a locked question in the general list of questions? If there is no reason, would it be possible—so folks don't get their hopes up about answering such questions—to indicate in the general list of questions also that a question is locked?

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    \$\begingroup\$ As a nuance, permanent locks (that are meant to be permanent, rather than merely manually unlocked) usually complement a [closed]. I don't think that negates or affects the feature-request, but may shed light on the status quo. \$\endgroup\$ May 18, 2018 at 17:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie Because I'm now curious, besides closed and on hold, another bracketed question status is duplicate. Are there other, still rarer ones? \$\endgroup\$ May 18, 2018 at 17:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ Hm… not that I can think of. All these bracketed statuses are the different variations of the closed status, with the differences just cosmetic/informative of the variant. \$\endgroup\$ May 18, 2018 at 18:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ Duplicate on main meta: Could we please get some UI differentiation for locked posts? (and more specifically this question). \$\endgroup\$
    – Laurel
    May 19, 2018 at 5:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Laurel Thank you, but maybe it's time to revisit this topic after nearly a decade? \$\endgroup\$ May 19, 2018 at 7:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ Is there a particular reason you are interested in this feature (other than quality of life)? If you are searching through questions just put the string "locked:no" and it will exclude any locked questions in the query (I don't know why that isn't included in the Advanced Search Tips section, but it works). \$\endgroup\$ May 19, 2018 at 22:15
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    \$\begingroup\$ @DavidCoffron It's merely a quality of life issue. In the same way that a user who clicks on a migrated, duplicated, or closed question knows that the question is out-of-the-ordinary beforehand, it just seems courteous to alert the user that a question's also locked. \$\endgroup\$ May 19, 2018 at 23:34


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