How can I name a boolean thing (yes/no data only) that should show that the all information is locked for changes for users, but admins can change it.

I have thought about: locked?, readonly? Is there any better names?

  • That depends what app you're using and has nothing to do with "real" English. Jun 1, 2018 at 3:18
  • Do you mean records and documents which are locked because another user already has write permissions to them; or do you you mean records or documents which are designated as read-only for all users; or do you mean those to which a particular user has only read-only permissions? All three of those conditions are different and different terms are used.
    – BoldBen
    Jun 7, 2018 at 21:24

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We use admin_lock as the column name, and we show "LOCKED" or empty string as the status, and "Toggle Admin Lock" for the mouse over of the lock icon the administrator clicks to toggle the boolean.

To answer your question... we didn't find anything better than "LOCKED".


I would call such data protected, because while it can be changed, this is not casually done.

For example, questions on StackExchange that have attracted low quality answers may be protected so that only users with a certain reputation may answer them.

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