After solving a puzzling problem with my new computer, I posted the issue on SuperUser.com

How to get an Acer Aspire Revo to connect to the wireless keyboard and mouse?

As recommended , I answered my own question.

The question turned out to be popular (1k views), three people upvoted the answer I gave.

Today I returned to the question to find it locked. Searching on meta for locked questions, I cannot figure out why it is locked. There:

  • Were no negative reactions to the question
  • Was no excessive editing (I'm not sure if it was edited at all)
  • Was no history of closing or flagging the question
  • Was no gaming of the system (I wasn't responsible for the 1k views)

Does anyone have an idea of what the problem might be?


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It was locked due to the spam it generated. There are currently a few deleted answers which were simply Thank You or Me Too.

High view questions that generate a lot of spam are locked periodically to ease the pressure a bit. This is done only on SU since some questions get a lot of views due to the topic being extremely popular for a period of time and they tend to attract a lot of spam answers.

I have unlocked the question again.

  • 12
    It would be nice if you could add a comment when locking a question...
    – ChrisF
    Mar 23, 2010 at 18:17
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    @ChrisF - Fair comment. However I locked that question a while ago, the OP only asked about it now? I probably did it at a stage I was dealing with a lot of queries and sometimes I did forget to comment. However the current and future SU moderators do comment when they lock as it is required. Since even moderators can only comment on a post when it is unlocked, it is actually easier to handle these directly when they come up here.
    – Diago
    Mar 23, 2010 at 18:19
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    Does the FAQ question I linked to in my other comment need to be updated? It says that a locked question can still have answers added to it.
    – Jon Seigel
    Mar 23, 2010 at 18:20
  • @Jon. Yes. Jeff changed that in the last 4 months. Can't remember exactly when. I have updated the FAQ.
    – Diago
    Mar 23, 2010 at 18:21
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    @Diago: i don't think anyone's criticizing your actions (at least in this case). thanks for taking the time to explain what happened here. (for the record, the question in question generated 5 "me too" answers from new 1-rep users. at least this shows @dggoldst's question and answer have been helpful!)
    – quack quixote
    Mar 23, 2010 at 18:32
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    Please don't think I was criticising you. I was just trying to say it would be good if you could - under the assumption that there isn't a way you can easily comment at the moment.
    – ChrisF
    Mar 23, 2010 at 19:34
  • This answer is obsolete. Lock reason notices can be added to a post when locking it, and questions are protected, not locked, to prevent new users from answering.
    – gparyani
    Jun 30, 2014 at 6:20

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