The question Academic dismissal from PhD program. What next? is currently marked as locked. (While it is locked, the rest of us are prevented from voting or editing.) The message says:
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So, I'm asking here. What's the expected trajectory of this question? Is it permanently locked, or will access be restored?
I see a disputatious comment thread, and a comment that the question will be locked for 24 hours. Locking it freezes everything in place for the duration, but it also prevents the rest of the community from acting on the question -- for instance, we can't vote on answers or comments.
Do we need a solution for how to handle this once the 24 hours are up? It seems like the situation is pretty clear, and the original author is simply violating site rules and ignoring feedback from the community and from moderators alike. I wonder if there's a way to prevent the problematic edits while still allowing the rest of the community to work on cleaning up the question (rather than locking everyone out, offenders and non-offenders alike).