This scenario has most likely happened before and in other games, but recently League of Legends released season 4, which changed much of the game. A question was asked about the new season 4, and it was marked as a duplicate to a previous question that was asked during season 3. Unfortunately, the game designers have chosen to make our previously correct answer now incorrect! What do we do in these scenarios?
Apologies for the formatting I couldn't think of a clearer way
- Ask a new question and specifically mention the season/version in the question (The attempted approach in the questions above).
- Pro: We have historical accuracy across seasons/versions. Specific season in search. No need to alter the past.
- Con: ugh clutter. abandoned questions. search results may return somewhat duplicates
- Edit the selected answer on the original question to correct the information for the current season/version
- Pro: A single question that is valid across versions/seasons. A single answer that is kept up to date.
- Con: Loss of some historical data. Assumption that the original question was meant to be timeless(NOT referring to a given point in time). Not as important, but the original answerer will be getting credit for an answer maintained by the community
- Create a new correct answer and edit the current answer to specify the point in time that the answer was accurate (eg *Note this answer applies to season 3)
- Pro: A single question that is valid across versions/seasons. Clean answers that are historically accurate.
- Con: Unless the question asker is still around, the accepted answer will still point to the non-current innaccurate answer. New answers may have to garner significant upvotes to get the 2nd spot. Many people visiting the site will look at the accepted answer only, which may be incorrect. Potential for the top two answers to be complete opposite information (one says you can drop tiers in ranked the other says you cant).
I'm sure there are more possible solutions but these were the main ones brought up in chat. Also, this isn't referring to information such as item or character stats as history may not be as important.