I've put a question on hold, nevertheless a user was able to post an answer later on:

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Seems like a bug to me, but maybe I'm missing something here.

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It's indeed possible to answer a question which is put on hold, if you're still on the question page. You'll get a banner "this question is now put on-hold" and this will disable the 'Submit' button, but it's relatively easy to re-enable it via the developer tools of the browser. The server will still accept new answers for a few hours or so.

See also this Q&A on Meta Stack Exchange.

  • Thanks. So much for being too lazy to look on Meta.SE first...
    – nohillside Mod
    Dec 14, 2018 at 16:49

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