I asked a question that got closed (well, tough).

A couple hours later I received an upvote on it. How is that possible? I may never have tried — can one upvote a closed question?

  • The question can even be reopened if enough user with coresponding reputation vote to do so.
    – convert
    Jan 1, 2023 at 23:33

1 Answer 1


Anyone who can upvote a question can upvote a closed question. The only action that is prevented is answering (or taking action to close it I guess) the question all other actions are still allowed.

  • Yes, a vote to close is simply a vote to make it impossible for anyone to post an answer. We can hope other thing, but it's strictly a vote for answer-prevention.
    – uhoh
    Jan 2, 2023 at 5:41

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