To my surprise I discovered that I can accept an answer to my question that has been closed.

I am not sure whether it is "good" or "bad", my question is whether it is an intended feature and if yes, what could be the reasons for having it.

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    $\begingroup$ Well -- you can also vote on answers to closed questions. So I guess this is intended behavior of the software. $\endgroup$
    – Stefan Kohl Mod
    Apr 18, 2018 at 8:43
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    $\begingroup$ "closing" only prevents new answers from appearing, it has no effect on pre-existing answers. $\endgroup$ Apr 18, 2018 at 11:42
  • $\begingroup$ Out of curiosity, when I downvote a question/answer and the question is closed, do I lose a rep-point? I noticed that usually when I do such downvotes I don't lose a point, but I haven't precisely seen at which point is the minus-one cost canceled (when the question is closed or when it's deleted?) $\endgroup$
    – YCor
    Apr 20, 2018 at 7:51


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