Our most highly upvoted question on Main is What Makes a Map Beautiful? and it has previously been discussed in two questions here on Meta:
- Should older questions not meeting current standards be closed or locked?
- Concern about recent closures of community wiki questions
If asked today, this question would be closed as being either:
- too broad; or
- primarily opinion-based
However, it was:
- asked in the early days of GIS SE, on 30 Oct 2010;
- made Community Wiki on 2 Nov 2010;
- closed as primarily opinion-based on 24 May 2015;
- historically locked on 2 Jun 2015; and
- changed from an historic lock to a wiki answer lock on 13 Nov 2015
The last step was performed in response to concerns about not being able to edit the content, which can now be done.
If anyone is concerned about the wiki answer lock on this particular question, could you describe that concern in an answer here, please? Alternatively, since this question was designed to promote discussion about historic locks, any answers discussing why they think an historic lock on this particular question should or should not be used would also seem suitable.
Note: This question is asking only about the historical lock placed on the particular question of What Makes a Map Beautiful? but ...
If you ever think there is any question closed inappropriately, and you have the privilege level (3,000 rep) to re-open them, then I encourage you to exercise that vote.
If you have that concern, but do not have that privilege, or if you think an inappropriate lock has been placed on any other question, then please raise that in a new Meta question about one Main question of concern.
Understanding a few such precedent questions (that are not "one size fits all") in detail should enable our community to adjust its close/lock policies to get the remainder "right" too.
Recommended Reading: What is a "locked" post?