Explanation whether duplicate or not --> see end of post.
Imagine you have a question about a game. You first search for it and find it answered a long time ago. Back then the answer was correct, but since then the game mechanics changed several times, so that it is now outdated and obviously wrong for the current version of the game.
How is it possible to get the very same question answered for the current version of the game?
In my case I just asked the same question again (What is the rule of how many new quests you get at one day in Hearthstone 4.X?). But the moderator said this does not comply with the policy (Outdated Answers Due to Patches), which in this case says, that I am supposed to update the answer of the old question.
But I have just the same question and not a new answer for that! Besides a bounty, I don't see another possibility to direct the attention of people to the old question again. And if I haven't enough reputation, I would not be able to put a bounty anyway. It cannot be the solution to wait for a new answer to the old question, can it? So if somebody was new here, it seems to be impossible for her/him to get an up to date answer to the old question. Is that right?
If yes, wouldn't it be reasonable to change something? Maybe it should be possible to mark outdated answers and move questions to the top again. Of course after some approval. Just an idea...
There is a very similar question (How should we deal with out of date questions/answers?) as suggested in the comments, but the answer is not applicable to my case. The accepted answer in this thread just suggests to edit the question and write new or edit existing answers. But I have exactly the same question, but no answer for it. So I cannot take the actions suggested in this thread.
Here I would like to explain why this post might be a duplicate, but is necessary anyway (Please excuse my poor English, I am not a native speaker)
This question might be a duplicate, yes, but this is what the topic of the post is about. There is currently no way to get answers to a very same question which was asked before, but the answers became wrong and outdated in the meantime, due to game patches etc. The policy suggests here and here (same links as above) that the old answers and/or questions are supposed to be edited. To edit the question doesn't make sence, because I have the very same question. And in my opinion there is no point of editing the answers either, because on the one hand I don't know the answer, because I am searching for it, and on the other hand who will notice if I put a warning that the answer is wrong?
Who might notice:
- The original authors, who might not know the answer.
- Users searching for the answer to the question, who don't know it, either.
I think there is a lack of the possibility to direct all users attention to an old question which needs a new answer. It must be the attention of all users, because it is much more likely that one of them knows the answer compared to just the few people which were involved in the thread back then. Of course an expensive bounty is one solution, but not everybody can afford a bounty. Besides the bounty, the only possibility is to ask the very same question again, which is not allowed by the policy. We need something else!
Ironically, the very same thing is currently happening to this meta post, since there were already answers to quite similar questions. But the answers of those cannot be applied to the case I described. That is, why I think it is important to discuss it again and why I think, the existing threads are not enough (because almost nobody cares about / notices old threads = the problem what this post is about).