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I saw this question, and voted to close it as the dupe that it is.

However, one thing that the author wrote caught my eye:

Believe me, I've been participating in lots of tech forums and this is the first time I'm being banned.

So, I wrote up an explanation of how SO isn't a tech forum.

I hurried, because I knew the post was going to get closed.

It did, of course. But this?:


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Uhh... 44 > 32. I answered a question 12 seconds after it was closed.

If this isn't a bug, nothing is.

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marked as duplicate by animuson, Andrew Barber Jul 2 '13 at 16:42

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

"If this isn't a bug, nothing is." - Woohoo! No more bugs! – animuson Jul 2 '13 at 16:43
@animuson I just answered a closed question. You can't do that. – Undo Jul 2 '13 at 16:44
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If I remember correctly, this happens when you're already in the process of answering before it is closed. I think it has something to do with already having a draft saved for your answer, but I'm not 100% on that.

That said; please do not use answers in that manner. That is not an answer, and should be a comment, instead. Eek! I didn't notice the question was posted on Meta! Ignore the above!

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OK, I understand. Thanks! But: Previously, I think that the system wouldn't allow you to submit your answer. – Undo Jul 2 '13 at 16:43
@Undo See the duplicate, which is pretty old. Nothing's changed there. At times, it seems random, because it's not a simple trigger than enables what you did. – Andrew Barber Jul 2 '13 at 16:44
@AndrewBarber, actually that is an appropriate answer for that type of question on META. – Lance Roberts Jul 2 '13 at 16:45
@Undo, I have no dog in this fight, but right is right. – Lance Roberts Jul 2 '13 at 16:46
@Andrew Now I'm just confused... This is Meta, right? – Undo Jul 2 '13 at 16:48
@LanceRoberts I didn't even notice that question was posted on Meta! Yikes! – Andrew Barber Jul 2 '13 at 16:48
@Undo I didn't realize that question was posted on Meta at all. Silly me! – Andrew Barber Jul 2 '13 at 16:48
@Andrew Going color blind? :) – Undo Jul 2 '13 at 16:48
So just to clarify: The answer is OK, right? – Undo Jul 2 '13 at 16:49
@Undo Looks absolutely fine to me, yes. – Andrew Barber Jul 2 '13 at 16:50

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