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 being a great fit for the Stack.
What's this question about, anyway?
There's a conflict between the title question and the body question.
There's a question in ...
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 situation - the user was repeatedly vandalizing their own post to insult the RPG.SE community, as they were apparently online at the time. (I'm as confused as you ...
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 a valid question to ask on the site, hence the historical lock.
I agree it should be deleted.
I agree that the question as-is should probably be removed ...
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 using the site. We didn’t want old off-topic posts showing up on the front page every time someone corrected a typo, but we also didn’t want to actively go hunt ...
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 do have some “magic” effects that are based on the selected lock reason — for example, the Historical reason on a question locks down the whole page, while ...
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.
The question has been deleted now.
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 answers from new users that exceed the volume which can be moderated in a timely manner.
Questions should be unprotected when they are no longer attracting large ...