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The accepted answer (+162 / -1) to Thanking users who answered my question was last edited on Dec, 2017. It's a community wiki and includes the following

First of all, anyone posting here with the idea that they should be personally thanked for every answer they provide is going to be very disappointed.

If you really want to thank someone for a good answer, then you'll perhaps take the time to go through one of their questions and provide a good answer for some question they have.

Alternately, just "pay it forward" and answer another user's question. That's really what it's all about.

Rhetorical question: Do the latest "changes" from Stack Exchange Inc. / the Stack Exchange community and the world in general make showing gratitude such a big thing that we should do things differently?

Is it worthwhile to offer a 50 rep bounty to ask for a current answer considering that the most prominent answer is a community wiki, it's the accepted answer and it has such a high score?


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    Regarding those "changes": those are clearly marked as a test, not as a permanent change. There's a chance that they may not roll out the change. It's also not rolled out on the other sites. I don't think that answer needs to be updated unless the changes were rolled out permanently. – Sonic the Masked Werehog Jul 5 at 19:25
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Possibly, but it's probably better to ask a new question.

I'm ignoring most of your post and answering this:

Is it worthwhile to offer a 50 rep bounty to ask for a current answer considering that the most prominent answer is a community wiki, it's the accepted answer and it has such a high score?

  • It being a "community wiki" is irrelevant IMHO.
  • The acceptance could be outdated, or rather - valid at the time acceptance, and not necessarily in the present.
  • About the vote count... well, you know what they say - "Opinions are like ********, everybody has one". I've seen plenty of good answers with low scores and vice-versa.

If the question itself needs current answers for people encountering the problem these days, then I suggest doing one of two things:

  1. Ask a new question elaborating on the change in circumstances since the time of the previous question being asked. Mention the older question in the new one to get a 'Related' link, and make a comment on the old one linking to the new one and mentioning circumstances have changed.
  2. A bounty or other means of attracting attention to the existing question + possible editing explaining that answers both for time period X and time period Y are acceptable.

I'd go with option (1.)

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