This question is closed almost six years ago, however it now has 3 answers edited within one day.
- Why edits of answers to closed questions are allowed?
- Trivial question would be why such edits are approved, less trivial one is why there is no warning during approval that it's a closed question?
I thought I find more agreement, but reading the comments I see people are more diverse.
My argument against editing answers to closed questions:
We close question because they don't add value to the site. Either being low quality, either being off-topic (or both).
If community has already agreed that a question doesn't add value to the site, why do we think editing its answers may add value? Who do we expect fill find this answer?
And if still editing is allowed, why submitting new answers aren't allowed, there could be changes which justify a new answer, and not just editing in old ones. Or why questions closed before receiving any answer has no chance to receive a solution, while other could be improved forever.
As compromise: could we restrict those edits for users with high rep only?