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My question is the first google result, but is so old that it contains misleading information. Should I worry?

In 2018 I asked about introducing a handicap system to my Age of Empires II HD games. The question contained the factual statement "Age of Empires II has no handicap system". Since then, ...
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What's the deal with Community bumping obsolete questions? Necromancer bot?

I'm looking for new 'hot' Minecraft questions on the main page, and what do I find? Minecraft 1.9 freezes if I click on things too quickly Asked shortly after the 1.9 release in 2016. The problem in ...
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Dealing with old questions about non-existent features?

As games get updated, sometimes features are removed, or become redundant, especially with games that cannot have previous versions accessed, like the leaves in Pokémon Go. Questions like this, ...
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Should we add a historical lock to, or delete this old upvoted question?

This question about planning perk point allocation is pretty clearly off topic, however it is upvoted quite a bit (+20), has 46k+ views, and has quite a bit of good information. To delete it, it would ...
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'Too Localised' is no longer a valid close reason, can we review these two popular Diablo 3 posts that were closed as such?

TL;DR: Two highly-voted questions by high-rep users appear to have been deleted for reasons we do not accept as valid close reasons, anymore. Can we reopen them with a disclaimer that they apply to ...
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Should we be undeleting questions that weren't relevant at the time, but now are relevant again?

Minecraft. Love it or hate it, it drives a lot of traffic to our site. Sure, recently we've had some bother with modded tech support questions, but overall, most of our questions/answers are fairly ...
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What do we do with historic questions that no longer make sense?

Minecraft's new (as of 1.5) water physics mean that this question no longer makes sense as a question - the situation can no longer arise. Should this question be closed/deleted?
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What should be done with out of version questions?

Gaming is a fast moving field and sometimes things get left behind or shut down. What should we do with the content on the site that is no longer pertinent to the current state of gaming? Should we ...
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What do we do with questions about games that can no longer be played?

So City of Heroes shut down over the weekend. There is no longer any way to play it, as the servers went dead. Now, we only have seven City of Heroes questions, so there's not a lot of content, one ...
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What to do if certain guides are missing online that I link to?

So I posted this answer where I suggest this cool Ibuki guide I read once. The OP tried to download it and it does not work anymore. I do have the guide on my computer though and it is free. What ...
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Minecraft has gone gold

...so it's time to do a mass clean up of our Minecraft content, yes? We have two options: You flag outdated questions (= about items or mechanisms that are no longer there, etc) and we delete them. ...
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Post annotation and outdated information

One of the new shiny tools moderators get to use now is post annotations. This results in a small box below the post itself with the notice text. You can currently see it in action here, on a ...
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Should we go through old questions of newly released games and update them?

With the Minecraft release in the near-future, would it be worth it to systematically go through all the old questions (say, 621 of them) when games are officially released and make sure they are ...
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High maintenance questions on dynamic games, and handling them properly

A concern was voiced about a recent question we got about all of the abilities in League of Legends. You could similar questions to this for games like Sora or Star Ocean 3 or numerous other games, ...
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Should questions about obsoleted mechanics be simply removed?

We have quite a lot questions about minecart boosters and water elevators, neither of which work anymore in patch 1.6. The community's consensus is currently: "add a disclaimer on them all"; as the ...
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Should there be some way to designate answers as deprecated?

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 ...
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How should we deal with out of date questions/answers?

This is perhaps a concern largely unique to questions about MMO's, and other multiplayer games that see major game-balance patches released on a regular basis, but how should we address content ...
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Outdated Answers Due to Patches

What happens to questions and answers that will eventually get outdated because of future patches? Take for example if we were at the day that Warcraft 3 was released and I asked How do you ...
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