I'm about to use a specific example to highlight a general question
A lot of time has passed and while I believe the question is still relevant and should be asked again today, the answers are now obsolete.
Others have tried to ask the same question because the issue needs to be readdressed.
- Are similar questions allowed on two sites? (2009)
- What about questions already answered elsewhere? (2011)
- What to do about the same question on multiple sites? (2013)
- What to do when my question has a duplicate on another Stack Exchange site? (2013)
- What’s the Accepted Procedure for questions that have been answered on another Stack Exchange site? (2013)
- Cross-site duplicates (2013)
- Closing duplicates between StackOverflow and StackExchange (2014)
- What should I do with question that has been answered on another site? (2014)
- Cross-stack duplicates? (2018)
- Should I paraphrase the cross-site duplicate when posting it as an answer? (2018)
All in all, there are 36 questions linked back to that 2009 original (and I haven't tried to count the number of questions linked as duplicates to those 36...). It appears to me that this is an issue that needs to be readdressed.
Question: What is the proper procedure for identifying any previous Meta question that should no longer be automatically used as a VTC:Duplicate target but, instead, should be legitimately re-considered?