Came across this question:

It's on hold and locked, according to timeline, and I can't comment/edit…

Yet the banners below the post only shows the migration and the 'on hold' state, with no mention of the lock:

Is this ? I've tagged this as instead of because I'm not sure yet.

If so, there seems to be a further problem, since the 'on hold' banner says 'please edit the question' which can't happen because it's locked…

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I've cleared the lock. Thanks for spotting the anomaly.

  • Does that mean that this is a bug? What exactly happened here — should there have been a 'locked' banner as well as the 'on hold' banner?
    – grg Mod
    Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 21:02
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    It's not clear if the lock came from the sending site or was a glitch. We get so few migrations into the site, that it's a rare occurrence when a moderator closes a question soon after migration and then community locks the post.
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 21:52
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    I know I didn't intend for it to be locked; just put on hold. But given that the OP doesn't have an account here, I'm not hopeful that it will be edited into something useful.
    – Daniel Mod
    Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 21:55
  • Just noticed this question on Meta.SO: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/147766/… Seems the answer is an answer to this too…
    – grg Mod
    Commented Jan 5, 2014 at 20:50

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