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Should "Do role-playing games have to be fun?" be closed?

TL;DR: This is a nice question and has useful answers but it's an unbounded list/poll question with clarity issues. It should get a historical lock because it's still a useful reference despite not ...
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Why is this question about 5e dragonborn homebrew locked as a content dispute?

The post is unlocked now. (It would have automatically unlocked in another 20 minutes anyway.) I locked it (for an hour - the lowest option) as a first/second step in handling a quickly developing ...
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Does this question about smartphone apps for LARP combat really need a historical lock?

Tool questions are no longer on-topic Per this question, tool questions were deemed to be off-topic Are tool recommendation questions on topic? As such a question about LARP Apps no longer would be ...
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Does this question about smartphone apps for LARP combat really need a historical lock?

It can probably go. After recommendation requests were (re)made off-topic, it was standard operating procedure to close and lock them when they were bumped or otherwise discovered in the course of ...
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Can we get voting unlocked on this post please?

Sure thing. Sorry about that. What locking does and doesn't do to a post is actually poorly documented, and because mod abilities are different it's not easily testable by us either. The lock reasons ...
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Should we lock community check-in posts on Meta once we open a new one?

There’s another tool that you can use to determine what voting happened when: the timeline. (It’s that circular button under the downvote button.) For example, you can see that the answer “It feels ...
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Does this question about smartphone apps for LARP combat really need a historical lock?

The mod team is on board with the arguments people have made here for deleting the question. We've also verified the question is in fact taking up a priority SEO spot despite the app being defunct. ...
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Can these 3 locked questions be unprotected?

I've gone ahead and unprotected these 3 questions now; as you point out, there's no possible issue that can arise from unprotecting questions that have been permanently locked. (I think all types of ...
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Should locked questions be unprotected?

These questions should be unprotected going by the Privileges page The Privileges page describes protected questions as follows: [...] Questions should be protected when they are attracting poor ...
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