I checked this question answered by badp. The answer on that was less than satisfactory. :-)

I just saw a bounty from badp on this. The reason was the current answers were out of date.

How does one know to revise their answer on a question? Do they get informed via the red Inbox notification? What happens if no one revises their answers to a question? Can we ask the same question again or will it get closed as a duplicate?

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I don't know if someone gets notified if there's a bounty placed on a question they answered, but there is something you can do: leave a comment on the answer. If you think their answer can be updated, say something like "Hey, would you consider updating your answer?" It's as simple as that.

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    Or if it's a totally minor change like "in version 2.0 this costs $40 instead of 30" you can just edit in an update if you know what needs fixing. Also you're not notified of bounties as an answerer.
    – Ben Brocka
    Oct 22, 2012 at 21:05
  • @desaivv: Asking again will be closed as duplicate. Also, that ME lore question is a bad example, as the answer has been known since ME2 (and because I personally think it's a poor question). Leviathan just provided the full in-universe explanation. I thought there was talk about automatically placing a banner on questions that haven't had activity since a patch, but I can't seem to find that discussion.
    – MBraedley
    Oct 23, 2012 at 16:16

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