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Use pink background when rendering historically locked posts

Related: Tags that only exist on locked questions, should we treat these the same as tags that don't exist at all? philosophically Historical Lock questions are deleted Visual difference between ...
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Delete/Unlock the “Historically Locked” How and where do you store your private work/sourcecode?

The question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/35898/how-and-where-do-you-store-your-private-work-sourcecode/ is currently locked, but not deleted, as it is being kept for ...
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Reconsider historical lock on “How many monitors do you use? Why? How they are used?”

The post https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/2757/40980 has the question body of: Why more or less monitors is worse than your configuration? Why is important use it in this way (...
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Re-evaluate the historical lock on 'What are some easter eggs that went wrong'

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/63342/what-are-some-easter-eggs-that-went-wrong What are some easter eggs that went wrong and resulted in unintended consequences, e.g ...
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Why was this newly historically locked?

I've expounded on locked questions before and mentioned that these often age poorly. If something is to be locked, especially today, it should have some amount of moderation and curation done. These ...
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Reconsider historical lock on hardware recommendations

Some of our older questions are about hardware recommendations. Well, Hardware Recommendations.SE is now live - lets clear up some confusion. No, I'm not suggesting migrating these questions there, ...
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Locked questions cleanup

@MichaelT and I were discussing the purpose of locked questions last night in chat. He brought up this post from Meta.SE: What is a historical lock, and what is it used for? When is it appropriate ...
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Reevaluate historical locks on some books

While stumbling across an update link project for Stroustrup's homepage (as I write this there are about two dozen posts that link to an old page that doesn't exist anymore), I found two book ...
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Let's clean up the Data Structures for Interviews question

Why are data structures so important in interviews? This question has almost 60,000 views, and is in the top 50 in views in questions that are not closed. However, it's pretty clearly off topic, ...
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Reevaluate historical lock on “Is Java “dead in the water” …”

The question https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/6352/40980 (yea, what a title) is about predicting the future (five years ago) and some armchair quarterbacking CEOing. The question body ...
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Why was this question closed as duplicate

Clean Code comments vs class documentation was closed as a duplicate of "Comments are a code smell" There are a couple of reasons I'm finding this difficult to understand. First, they ...
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Why and how did the Community user lock this post?

This (revisions) question was put on hold by users, and then locked by the Community user. I agree that its not a on-topic for this site but Why was it locked? I think putting it on hold is plenty. ...
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Why does “Tabs vs Spaces” have an accepted answer?

When searching "Tabs vs Spaces" on Google, the very first result is "Tabs versus spaces—what is the proper indentation character for everything, in every situation, ever?" Despite being closed and ...
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Reevaluate historical lock on “What would you change about C# if you could?”

After five years, https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/2815/ still has only 5.5k views. It has 57 "answers" which amount to a poll of feature requests and ideas for a rather old version of ...
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Historical locked trash, please delete

I cannot flag this question for deletion, nor vote to delete it. It has been apparently decided that it should be locked, so that it may fester in our backlog permanently. I disagree. I should like ...
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Why is this question locked?

This question shows up in the 10k delete review list because it has a delete vote cast: How do I explain a “Hello World” program for beginners? [closed] The question is a classic example of How do I ...
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Can we please lock this question?

Dealing with engineers that frequently leave their jobs It's true. This question does not meet the core criteria for this site. But it generated some fantastic answers. Can we please lock this ...
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Reevaluate the historical lock on “What are the things Java got right?”

The question https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/120560/what-are-the-things-java-got-right is a poll. It has 41 answers. Beyond the top answer (which is repeated countless times in ...
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Reopen request - Will java be relevant in 5 years?

Will Java still be relevant in 5 years? It had 40 upvotes and 4 years has passed It has 40 000 views. Anyone considering to start learning java will google "future of java" All they get is this ...
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Something very strange going on in a closed question

Can someone have a look at this question? Some newbie who apparently doesn't understand the idea of abstraction came along and asked a question that, admittedly, is a bit ranty. Several people, ...
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Question closed and locked but can't down vote to get off front page after a year?

Why is the question Pros and cons of PHP vs C,C++ as language in a programming interview? [closed] locked? I mean it is one thing to close it, I agree with that, it meets at least 3 criteria for ...
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Popular question closed instead of migrated

I've flagged my question and asked for it to be moved to Stack Overflow (that's the right way of doing it, right?) but it was closed instead. I think it's a good question (not a crap) that proved to ...
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Two locked 'favorites'

The favorite tag is all cleared out except for two questions, which are locked. What are your favorite version control systems? This is more a discussion question than an actual attempt to ...
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What recourse is there for a post that is locked for reasons that one does not understand or agree with?

This post: < Best practices for refactoring parameter file structure in multiple environments > was locked. I believe I set out a very dispassionate and objective counter-argument to the points ...