When heated discussions or flame wars break out, you can lock conversations on issues, pull requests, and commits permanently or until cooler heads prevail.

It's appropriate to lock a conversation when the entire conversation is not constructive or violates your community's code of conduct or GitHub's Community Guidelines.

Locked conversation

While a conversation is locked, only people with collaborator permissions can add comments.

  1. Optionally, write a comment explaining why you're locking the conversation.
  2. In the right margin of the issue or pull request, or above the comment box on the commit page, click Lock conversation. Lock conversation link
  3. Read the information about locking conversations and click Lock conversation on this issue, Lock conversation on this pull request, or Lock conversation on this commit. Confirm lock dialog box
  4. When you're ready to unlock the conversation, click Unlock conversation. Unlock conversation link

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