I’m wondering how you prioritise GitHub issues since most of them are locked. I understand that you want to lock the issues to prevent comment spam, but this also prevents users from voting on this issue (via the tumb-up reaction). How do you collect impact information if your users/customers can’t tell you that they are also affected by an issue?
All locked issues will stay at the vote count that was reached when the issue was locked. But since then many other users might have wanted to vote, but couldn’t.