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Questions tagged [deprecation]

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Re-ordering deprecated solutions to the bottom [duplicate]

Since some software is constantly changing the solutions for the questions are also changing quite quickly. E.g. Stanford Parser and NLTK, with different versions of the software, the API to the ...
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Tags as a proper way to indicate deprecated code in answers?

Was just in review queue and had a quite a few pop up with a tag add ember-invalid. Not sure what was "invalid" so I looked in more detail at the new tag and what it's purpose is, as I haven't seen a ...
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Place warnings near questions/answers using deprecated functions?

Sometimes I come across questions and/or answers under the PHP tag (I'm sure the problem persists for other tags as well) that use deprecated functions. While some of this might be a result of new ...
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Could common mistakes (i.e. deprecated functions) be detected?

Disclaimer This is subtly different from other suggestions I've found, like auto-answering common questions. There is one exact case that was handled here, but it was localized only to PHP/mysql_*()....
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Outdated questions - tagging approach

It seems to me that Stack Overflow has an infinite amount of outdated questions that pop out in Google, the SO search, etc. I frequently limit Google search to the last year to get accurate results. ...
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Edit a 3 year old answer or create a new answer?

It is well known that questions using mysql_* on Stack Overflow have been getting the canned Please, don't use mysql_* functions in new code. They are no longer maintained and are officially ...
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Is there a reason people can still tag questions as homework?

Since the homework tag is deprecated, why are users still able to tag questions with it? I'm guessing that you haven't blacklisted the tag which means users can still use/recreate it. In that case my ...
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Responding to new posts containing deprecated code

It is not uncommon for new posts to contain deprecated code: whilst there may well be good reasons for it in a legacy project, it's usually discouraged in new projects. Some users no doubt end up ...
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should version numbers of technologies be it's own field?

I never have any idea what version somebody is talking about. I've encountered version specific bugs in any number of libraries. Wading through questions/answers to find appropriate solutions are ...
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How can I mark a question with an out-of-date answer?

Maybe I'm missing something but an example would be this question about rails: Rails validation over redirect with the selected answer from 2009. I'm sure there's now a better way to do this, is ...
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What to do about deprecated questions & answers?

Sometimes I hit some questions with code samples in the question or some of the answers that are deprecated. Example: The before destroy callback In this question from 2009 about some feature of ...
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Will SO have a big issue in 'x' years time with a mass of now incorrect answers?

It is hard to see it not becoming what it is trying to fix (A repository of incorrect information). In 5 years, a lot of the top voted answers could evolve to be incorrect due to progressions in the ...