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If a question is closed or put on hold, usually nobody bothers to fix spelling mistakes in it. But if a new user does it, should the edit be approved? It does technically edit the post, although not in a way that could possibly lead to it getting reopened.
Basically the question comes down to "is that an appropriate way to gain reputation"? Do we trust users more because they can find poorly spelled questions and correct them? On the other hand, editing questions is often pointed out as a good way to get comment privileges and closed question are an obvious source for edit-worthy looking posts.