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Manual locks: Minor adjustments and response to forum suggestions
Editors with sufficient rank may choose to lock objects higher than regional standards require, based on tradeoffs of ''exposure, risk, value, stability, obscurity,'' and ''local concerns''. These tradeoffs are detailed below.
*''Exposure'' reflects the number of higher-ranking editors likely to have editing access to the location. It is highest at large international airports and popular international destinations.
*''Risk'' is lowest for simple, common constructions. It is highest for complex constructions involving hacks, subtle knowledge, or difficult tradeoffs, or that depart from standard common practice followed in other regions. Risk may be mitigated somewhat with the use of a [[Map comment|Map Comment]].
*''Value'' is highest for popular and infrastructure-critical roads and destinations.
*''Obscurity'' means how long a counterproductive change to the location might endure before someone notices and fixes it.
*''Local concerns'' include the presence of one or more ranking or visiting local editors whose rank may not reflect their familiarity with local editing customs or with the wiki, or with whom communications have been sparse or less than fully positive.
Balancing these tradeoffs may lead to manual locks that at first glance seem surprising. For example, the main street of a large but essentially rural town with few visits by editors may be locked at 5, while the main street of a major city subject to frequent closures due to parades and other events may be locked at 4.
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