As time goes on, some questions and answers are getting out of date. This is especially true of answers that cite behavior of specific, older versions of software in a general manner.

E.g.: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/5391/1409

An unreleased version (well, it's released as a beta, but is intended to be a version release 0.8) of the bitcoin.org client alters the syncronization process, which should heavily reduce the time required to get the client functional. If I understand it correctly, the process will be faster through being less disk intensive.

That version is now released and the behavior is default.

How should we handle questions and answers such as these?

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    In the case of that specific question, where the question is still relevant but the answer just contains obsolete information, I think editing the answer is probably the best way. Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 23:59

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Simply edit the post so that it reflects the current situation.

  • Sometimes this, sometimes post a new answer. It depends.
    – o0'.
    Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 18:04

I say we make a list - not only of answers that have changed, but answers that will change.

I'll start:

Feel free to edit this.

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