This question was on topic and not a terrible question when it was asked. But it has received not answers, and is now off topic.

Just want to make sure I'm correct in thinking this should be closed. But I'm not really sure of a good flag reason.

In general should unanswered question about out-of-date releases be closed?

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    Just one remark: old questions about now unsupported releases don't become off-topic.
    – guntbert
    Jun 19, 2014 at 20:12
  • Agreed. Its not off-topic, but its also not useful. So whats a good close reason for questions like this?
    – Dan
    Jun 20, 2014 at 19:04
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    @ElderGeek See Jorge's comment below: offtopic->not reproducible
    – guntbert
    Jun 23, 2014 at 18:36

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Yes, if no one cares about it and it's just sitting there unanswered, let's get rid of it, I voted to close.

  • What reasoning does one give for closing such questions?
    – jobin
    Jun 20, 2014 at 6:26
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    I usually do offtopic -> Can't be reproduced/relevant for only a specific period of time. Jun 20, 2014 at 21:01
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    @JorgeCastro So end of life isn't a good reason for those unanswered, now unsupported questions? (this may explain why a large number of my flagged posts regarding 13.04 are in limbo)..
    – Elder Geek
    Jun 23, 2014 at 18:09
  • I don't think the flag reason will matter, it's either EOL or it's obviously abandoned; the close queue has nearly 1000 items in it, so they're not exactly in limbo, we just haven't got to them yet, keep em coming! Jun 23, 2014 at 18:28
  • @JorgeCastro Ok. Staffing problem. That explains a lot, I will keep 'em coming and at some point help clean them up!
    – Elder Geek
    Jun 23, 2014 at 18:36
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    @JorgeCastro through VtC'ing seems the Right Thing To Do™, a single downvote in a 30 days old question prompts the Roomba to delete the question. Just saying.
    – Braiam
    Jun 24, 2014 at 13:52
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    @Briam What's a Roomba?
    – Elder Geek
    Jun 24, 2014 at 20:05
  • Please don't vote EOL on old questions! It makes it hard on reviewers that then need to tell if the question was version specific, how old, ect. Plus I just spent tons of time in the review queue sorting through questions that would otherwise get deleted automatically ~
    – Mateo
    Jun 28, 2014 at 18:40

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