Consider this question:
When i search, it is easy to find similar ones like:
At first glance, that all look duplicates, but on the other hand, previous two questions had been asked/answered/accepted about 2 years ago and might not be valid (answers/accepted answer) for todays' conditions. But they appear on upper parts of search results and keep taking attention.
- Since top search results are (generally) old questions/answers, accepted or highly-voted answers do not help people anymore
- Asking new questions (and do not closing them as duplicate) might cause confusion. Since duplicate is not a good way to go
- Answering previous questions might not get proper attention since accepted/highly-voted answers are probably listed first (most people uses vote-ordering instead of new-ordering and new users might get confused.)
So,closing outdated questions (so removing them from search) and letting people asking the same question again to get newer answers might be a good approach, in my opinion. Too Localized might be used for that purpose (since they are not correct due to the time passed)
But, on the other hand, i can not be sure if doing this is the correct way to go. Is it right to report a such outdated question to a moderator?