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I believe the correct thing to do is to post a new answer to the outdated question and specify that the new answer is for the updated version. You can leave a comment on the new (duplicate) question telling the user that you have posted an updated answer - this gets the new user to go to the original question, see your new answer and upvote it. You can ...


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There's no need for this. Old questions - and more importantly: answers - should be updated over time, if they are no longer valid. That's the beauty of our system, we can change the data to apply to the current state of affairs. Generally speaking, one would only play the most recent version, not any previous ones. As such, there is usually no need to keep ...


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I think it's pretty clear from the comment votes that the only thing we all agree on is there is a problem here. In a perfect world, a new question is asked, marked as a dupe, asker either a) comments on the original answer to say it's out of date or b) complains on their dupe loudly enough that someone does it for them (if their rep is too low, for example)...


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We're not just looking at answering the problem the user had at the time of his question, but we also want to help people with the same problem today with a more recent version. Again, we don't want to help a single person, we want to help as many people as possible.


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Regarding Minecraft specifically, I think the best course of action is to answer the new question and ignore the old one, because when you launch it, you can choose whichever version you like. An answer for 1.13 might be different from 1.14, but both are valid answers, and not duplicate. Most I could suggest is if the old question or the new question ...


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Our duplicate policy shouldn't apply to outdated questions Stack Exchange works around votes and accepted answers, allowing good answers to rise to the top. This does not work as intended if answers earn votes then become incorrect. In many cases, the asker of the old question is no longer an active user. This means that even if the updated answer is ...


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The situation seems similar to that of Minecraft a while ago and I think version tags are unnecessary. If a question is about a bug or something unexplained happening in the game, the question should specify the version. If it doesn't, comment and ask for it. If it's a bug specific to certain version, but has been fixed since, you should say that updating ...


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