There are questions that are still interesting but have only old outdated answers, that give the impression that there must be some other solutions already there, but that are not posted anymore on that question because it was answered and an old answer was set as definitive.

If I ask them they are already asked and my new question is bound to be a duplicate of the older one.

An example: here. I stumble upon this, but there are many many like that.

What should I do?

Ask again?

(On that issue I already did.)


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Posting a bounty for updated answers is something I have seen done. It's one of the stock reasons for offering a bounty:enter image description here

(I have a posted a bounty on it. Let's see what happens.)

  • a new answer to that question was posted, but also the question was voted for closing. how does one see the reason for a close vote?
    – user47206
    Commented Oct 15, 2014 at 10:17