What to do about questions with outdated answers?
At https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/7/how-do-i-see-the-history-for-my-area we saw a problem: the question is still current, but the answers are (slightly) outdated. Most importantly, the "accepted" answer is outdated. What to do about it? In my opinion that's a software issue. Featuring the "accepted" answer may make sense for current questions, but for older questions the top answer should be based on some age-discounted vote sum. Is this software feature request existing already at the devs' side?
So, which workarounds do we have?
- A) Closing questions? Does not help. The questions are still linked and can be found through the search. Furthermore newer answers cannot be added anymore
- B) Adding new, more current answers? Nice, but the older answers may have a big vote sum accumulated already (hard to reach) and the "accepted" answer stays the old one. ... unless: the question owner gets active again, OR moderators choose a new "accepted" answer. Not that nice, because only moderators are able to solve the problem, not the big community (as it should be).
- C) adding a date to a question title. Well, only some users have the rights to do this, and the questions stay linked (old links) and the search still returns this question.
Another ugly example https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/48/can-i-use-these-maps-on-my-website --Aseerel4c26 (talk) 20:39, 26 April 2016 (UTC)