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Indication of when an ancient question has been bumped

I've done it a lot; leave a comment, an edit, or maybe even start writing an answer on a post I saw on the front page. Then I notice the post dates are from 2010; an ancient question someone edited ...
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How can we prevent non-optimal answers from being “cemented” to popular and mature questions?

I originally posted this question on the Philosophy.SE Meta site, but someone recommended that I post it here instead to get a more varied set of responses from experienced users. I'm aware that it's ...
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How to treat old locked questions containing outdated information?

Suppose an old closed question has an historical lock on it, making impossible to vote/comment/flag on any post. What should we do if such questions have a high visibility but contains some outdated ...
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Community-wikify old question (now irrelevant for me)?

Approximately one year ago I asked a question. This question is not relevant for me anymore since I've stopped using that specific technology. Since I don't know what to do with this question I'll ...
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How does one tell if something is out-of-date?

I am researching CMS options on SO and I worry that some answers may be out of date, but I have no idea. I wanted to understand how out-of-date content is managed. I see related information for when ...
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How can I ask for a clarification in an old question?

How can I ask a clarification of a part of an old question that I don't understand? For example: I was reading this question Best way to code Achievements system But, in the middle of the ...
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In flagging dialog, IF “too old to migrate” THEN remove the tip “… or belongs on another Stack Exchange site”

I spotted a question which I think clearly belongs on another site. I tried to flag that, and one of the options was "needs improvement", which includes the situation where "This ...
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Finding recent information

Just now, I was looking at drill-down on Android. So I googled "drill down android site:stackoverflow.com". The top hits were this and this, both from 2010. The next one was this from 2014. After that,...
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Allow moderator migration of old questions between non-trilogy sites

I recently came across https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/q/2678/104 , a question that is very interesting, but is (IMO) off-topic for Skeptics.SE and on-topic for History.SE . The main post about ...
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Are these answers useful?

I realize this is a really old question which may require moderator's attention. I suggest we lock it or close it as new answers show up which in my opinion seem a bit useless. I am specifically ...