# Can answers be posted on a closed question?

Prompted by this.

As you can observe, an answer has been posted almost 2 hours after the question had been closed.

Is it a bug? Or is is expected that extremely high rep users can ignore the closed state? Or is it something else?

My current guess is that the answer was being typed while the question got locked and, without reloading the page, it got posted 2 hours later.

• Actually "may" means "does one have the right". This meta question looks good to me. Aug 2, 2017 at 14:21