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What to do about questions with outdated answers?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we saw a problem: the question is still current, but the answers are (slightly) outdated. Most importantly, the "accepted" answer is outdated.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.

How do other sites which use OSQA or a similar software solve this problem? Other suggestions? Thoughts? --Aseerel4c26 (talk) 19:41, 5 April 2016 (UTC), update 17:07, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

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)