I've asked a couple (OK. A few) questions that have been closed. I've noticed that they still seem to gather additional "views". Can closed questions still earn badges? And, no, I'm not sure if I tagged this question correctly.

  • I've tagged it discussion instead, as I doubt you mean to report a bug.
    – user1027
    Commented Feb 25, 2012 at 2:05
  • @Keen Thank you. I got all turned around when it wouldn't accept my question and said it needed a 'bug feature-request discussion support' tag. Commented Feb 25, 2012 at 2:07

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Yes, closed questions behave normally except for one thing: you can't post an answer to a closed question. You can still earn badges for votes or views on a closed question, or an answer to a closed question.

Questions that are closed for reasons other than being a duplicate are normally deleted after a while. When a question is deleted, you stop earning any badge for it, but any badge already earned is not taken away.

For more information, see How do “badges” work? on the main meta site.

  • Removed the bit about the makeup badge rule, which was removed some time ago Commented Feb 2, 2016 at 5:27

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