For some reason this answer

https://serverfault.com/a/671363/1435

keeps getting editing by spammers, can we just lock the question for good?

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    Consider it done. – HBruijn May 29 at 15:02
  • @HBruijn The request was to lock the entire question, though; any reason to only lock this one answer? – tripleee May 29 at 15:03
  • @tripleee It's only the answer that's being said to receive spam edits; locking the whole question would be overkill. (It'd be another matter if every post was receiving spam edits, but that's not what's being asserted.) – doppelgreener May 29 at 15:05
  • Sure, just hoping to ascertain that the discrepancy is not an oversight. – tripleee May 29 at 15:07
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    @tripleee The question is already protected and unless I misread the request and the (for non-moderators not visible) review histories it is as Chopper3 ascertained - only that particular answer seems problematic with regards to spam edits that keep getting rejected from the review queues. What I did is smallest application of moderator powers – HBruijn May 29 at 15:10
  • I don't mind/care what you do, just feel slightly guilty that it's my answer that's causing so much admin for you is all. – Chopper3 May 29 at 15:45
  • @HBruijn I was the one who protected the question in an attempt to address the spam edits. However that turned out to not be sufficient, so two weeks ago I flagged the question for moderator attention and got this answer: I can't see a "disallow anon edits" button, so I've locked for a week to hopefully discourage the stupidity. Sadly all edits are from different IPs, no help there. – kasperd May 29 at 21:29
  • @kasperd I hope this is the cure – HBruijn May 29 at 21:59
  • @HBruijn I don't see anything different from before. I suppose we'll see if the spam edits keep coming. – kasperd May 29 at 22:11
  • @kasperd Locks (on answers) come with a default expiry of 1 hour, to make them permanent your friendly moderator needs to pay attention and select the correct option in the pulldown menu.... – HBruijn May 30 at 14:28
  • @HBruijn We could maybe lock the question with the 'Historical lock' as I think that it would lock the questions and answer completely ? forever. (The downside is that it would prevent upvote) – yagmoth555 May 31 at 13:10
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    @HBruijn The problem persists: serverfault.com/review/suggested-edits/371044 – kasperd Jun 3 at 9:40

After applying minimal mod-hammer and locking only your answer, I had to lock the whole question since the spam edits started on another answer.

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