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Asked: Nov 03 '13 at 02:26

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Last updated: Nov 12 '13 at 11:00


Last year I tried unsuccessfully numerous times to post a comment on a closed question to NO avail. I saw both Wade and Blubird two makes comments on separate closed questions. Is there a certain amount of karma points required before you can do this?

Also, can you post an answer on a closed question or is it against the rules? If it is against the rules, is it possible to reopen a question which has been closed? If so, how does one do this?

Thank you.

asked Nov 03 '13 at 02:26

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As it currently stands, if someone has started writing a comment or answer to a question that is closed while they are doing it, then the system will allow them to post that comment or answer. Otherwise it cannot be done. Only someone with moderator status can reopen a closed question.


answered Nov 05 '13 at 10:13

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Moderator status? Do you mean like yourself or Barry or Kathleen or do you mean other IQ members with a certain amt of Karma? Thanks.

May I edit an answer on a closed question? Will it stick if I do? I did last year; but what applied last yr may not be applicable this year. Thanks.

(Nov 05 '13 at 17:54) ele

Moderators are usernames with diamond symbols after the name.

Editing and posting rights on closed questions were removed some time ago to prevent abuse by certain people who were repeatedly bringing closed questions back to the top of the active question list. There was a bug in the last site update that allowed commenting on closed questions but this should have been fixed by now.

(Nov 10 '13 at 10:08) Simon Templeton ♦♦

Yes I used to be able to post a short comment to closed questions. I can not anymore now. I believe it was as Simon said a software glitch. It had something to do with converting a comment to an answer or an answer to a comment. Anyway I can't do that anymore I found out when I tried posting a link to here in his closed question.

So obviously the glitch has been fixed and closed questions really are completely closed.


answered Nov 12 '13 at 11:00

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