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According to this meta question/answer "on hold" questions will not accept answers.

But this SO question was placed on hold at: 2013-07-05 07:58:51Z but accepted a new answer at: 2013-07-05 08:09:38Z

Is this expected behavior?

Note, for clarity, that the above meta question/answer reference also states "on hold" questions will behave identically to closed questions.

From what I can tell, closed questions cannot have new answers posted to them after they are closed. (I'm trying to avoid the use of the word "accept" here because I think it is an overloaded term.)

However the example SO question I linked allowed a new answer to be posted to the question after it was closed (more than 10 minutes after it was closed, from what I can tell.)

marked as duplicate by Shog9 Jul 5 '13 at 20:24

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    It is by design – hims056 Jul 5 '13 at 9:58
  • OK if that's an answer I would accept it or else mark this as a duplicate. – Robert Crovella Jul 5 '13 at 10:01

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