I'm not a moderator, just a regular user of Stack Exchange.
A number of times, I've composed questions on SE or searched for questions and answers that solve problems I've had and found that all or most of the answers were very old, sometimes 10 years or more. Given that these are typically technical questions in areas like HTML or CSS which have often evolved in leaps and bounds over the years, I am less than confident that I'm seeing the best answers to these questions. I often expect there are new and better solutions to the problems that what was done a decade or more in the past.
What should I be doing in those cases? I'm concerned that if I ask the question again, it might just be treated as a duplicate question and get pointed to answers that may well be far from optimum. Would anyone see followup questions like "Is this still the best approach now that considerable time has passed?" if I added them as comments to the original question?
I can't believe this is a new issue or question. There must be a standard approach to this; I'm just not sure what it is.
P.S. I'm sorry if this is tagged inappropriately; this is my first time in Meta and I'm not sure how it operates.