While my code is compiling, I usually like to go through some reviewing and especially the late answers.
What I do see a lot in answers to old questions is the self-defense mechanism
As if there is something fundamentally wrong with answering old questions. This leads me to two questions/thoughts:
- Should we edit phrases like that out of the answer? (Given it's a good/valid answer to begin with, without any of the likely "old answer" problems. I realize the example linked to has its flaws.)
- Should we perhaps explicitly encourage answering old unanswered questions somewhere in the FAQ? (I'm unaware of any such recommendation, but might have read over it. Let me know if I did)