Why am I not able to give an answer to this question:
Presumable, because it already has a lot of answers? Edit: apparently a bug?
I know there are a lot of answers already, and I only answer those if I think I have an answer that brings something new to the table. I thought the purpose of this site was to get the best answers possible. If a popular question that attracts a lot of answers is closed for new answers quickly, we no longer get the best answers, but the quickest answers - which are not always the ones which got the most though and content put into them.
I could post when I reloaded the page and then posted quickly. The orange message only seems to appear after some time in the editor. Does not seem to be affected by the "protected" status.