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Just curious, when I find a particular answer (not necessarily the accepted answer) to an old question which has already been answered (say one year ago), is it good etiquette to upvote it?

I ask because I've occassionally found similiar questions to what I was originally intending to ask and the posts for those questions answered my actual query.

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i'm surprised you even had to ask. what gave you the impression that it might not be good etiquette? (And to be clear, I don't mean that in a sarcastic "what gave you that impression, idiot" kind of way. I'm genuinely curious what made you think that.) – Kip Apr 26 '10 at 3:08
@Kip: Not sure really but I always had the idea that a question was considered closed once an answer had been accepted. So no more upvoting, comments, etc. – Mr Roys Apr 26 '10 at 3:35
up vote 26 down vote accepted

Yes, in fact this is exactly what should happen.

We up vote answers that are useful to us no matter what timeframe. Even though the answer might have been written a year ago, it is still useful, and the author should be rewarded.

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+1 because it's still right, 29 minutes after you wrote it. – Bill the Lizard Apr 26 '10 at 2:22
I will upvote this answer in 6 months from now. – Aarobot Apr 26 '10 at 2:34
@Aarobot: I couldn't wait that long. I'd forget. – Josh K Apr 26 '10 at 2:57

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