How do we/can we deal with "aging" questions?

For example

  • They become irrelevant
  • An answer that was accepted 10 years ago is maybe not an answer any longer or it could become a less preferrable one
  • Links do not work any longer
  • Software used as part of a solution is not any longer maintained
  • Concepts becomes deprecated
  • New technologies evolve that deprecate previously used solution models
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    meta.stackexchange.com/questions/361097/… probably worth a look / related
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Jul 3, 2022 at 10:29
  • It's worth noting that ancient unnoticed duplicates turn-up from time to time and a few simply off-topic ones because the site's meta arrangements changed over time - main meta used to be SO meta.
    – W.O.
    Jul 4, 2022 at 7:23

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If a question is no longer useful then, unless both it and any answer(s) can be edited to make them once again useful, I think your best option may be to simply downvote it and/or any answer(s) that you also think are no longer useful.


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