Improving old forum questions: OK or discouraged?



  • If there are old forum questions that aren't answered or have a better answer now, is it fine to provide new information (such as how the Stack Exchange sites handle it) or is necroposting discouraged?

    I couldn't find any guidance on this so I thought I'd post instead.

    In my opinion it would be useful to keep posts current, especially if they're a top search hit.

    Thanks.
    -Dan


  • Moderator

    @danm: If there's something relevant to current use and current users, and it's on-topic for an existing post, then the age of the post you comment on is basically irrelevant. If old posts were thought to be of no value, then the community would not save them and keep them available. Feel free to comment on anything when you can add value to the discussion.

    Obviously commenting on an old post bemoaning the absence of a history panel (now that we have one) would be pointless. But some issues never grow old - like the fact that after all this time we still can't set the bookmarks bar vertically to one side, or the fact that pinning stacked tabs is a form of necromancy.



  • @Ayespy said in Improving old forum questions: OK or discouraged?:

    after all this time we still can't set the bookmarks bar vertically to one side, or the fact that pinning stacked tabs is a form of necromancy

    Teehee, a nice little Not Even Slightly Sarky dig, which will be best understood in context i suspect by other long-timers here, who will easily recall past numerous discussions of these issues. Droll.



  • @Ayespy Sounds good. Thanks for the reply.


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