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The FAQ didn't seem to indicate what the [closed] status indicates when applied to a question. Aside from the obvious (such as additional answers are not allowed), what happens to them? Do they eventually get deleted?

Here's an example: What are some programming design patterns that are useful in game development?

This question was closed back in January, but it's still around...

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    \$\begingroup\$ Do note that closed questions can still be useful. We still have useful information available in closed questions - they're just closed whilst leaving the information available for people searching for it. \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Jul 6 '12 at 2:44
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Do closed questions ever get deleted?

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/04/the-stack-overflow-question-lifecycle/

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