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Most notably for minecraft, but I'm sure this happens with others as well, many questions and answers become irrelevant after a certain amount of time or after a game update.

So should there be some mechanism, like a tag or some kind of flag, to signal to members and googlers that the answers for a certain question might be in fact wrong for the current time period? Or perhaps should mods/members take it upon themselves to edit answers/questions to reflect the time sensitive nature of the information contained therein?

On a side note, this is my first meta question and I was unsure about how to tag it. Retagging as necessary is welcome and appreciated!

  • @badp - so i guess this has kind of already been addressed... here, here, and in a few other questions under the obsolete-questions tag. Should this question be closed? – chandsie May 8 '11 at 18:01
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I don't think that this is necessary.

Other SE sites (like SO) have this issue as well. When asking a question, just be descriptive of the version of the game and/or the approximate date. That should be fine, IMHO.

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