Why does the tags of the releases who have met there end life even exists for eg -

What are the point of still using these tags ? When all the questions about them are off topic , I have never seen A question with this tag to be on topic most of them are just off topic So it would be much better if we remove these tags or change the description of these tags , So that people will thing before asking questions.

What do you think ?

Also I saw that most questions asked with this tag are not marked as off topic, However Help centre says that these questions are off topic here.

  • Questions about old releases were not off-topic when asked ;-)
    – Pilot6
    Commented Oct 21, 2021 at 14:06
  • Should I close this question ?
    – Error404
    Commented Oct 21, 2021 at 14:07
  • What kind of a link you are asking for? You can see the date when a question was asked. A question about 20.10 is off-topic now, but wasn't off-topic last year ;-)
    – Pilot6
    Commented Oct 21, 2021 at 14:12

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I think you're slightly confused about the timing.

20.10 may be End of Life and offtopic now but it was on topic at the time. We can update the tag description (and people do do that regularly) and mark it's offtopic, but it's also in the Help Center what we do about 'end of support' releases. We also tend to keep the tags and update their descriptions when they go end of life, but keep the tags because older questions still have them.

We also don't close questions posted about releases that at the time were on topic - we tend to comment though about whether or not a release is offtopic if new answers, etc. happen on them. However, a little patience is still helpful here.

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    Ok ! :) But atleast change there description and give a warning ( something like "Note 20.10 has reached the end of life so questions about them are off topic" ) When they're asking questions, And it would be good if you change the tags description :) , Again no hurry
    – Error404
    Commented Oct 22, 2021 at 2:01
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    @AkshajSingla You shouldn't delete your question and you shouldn't worry much about the downvotes, as votes in meta don't affect your reputation and in general have a different meaning than they do in the main site. Here they tend to show agreement/disagreement with a post and not with it's quality, as they usually do in the main site. Related: What is the point of voting in meta Commented Oct 22, 2021 at 10:35
  • @Algnis Your idea is a good feature, isn't @Thomas? Commented Nov 23, 2021 at 4:15
  • @VScode_fanboy ?? Which idea ?
    – Error404
    Commented Nov 23, 2021 at 8:39
  • @Algnis meta.askubuntu.com/questions/19777/… Commented Nov 24, 2021 at 8:42
  • Yeah, I don't think so it is done yet @VScode_fanboy
    – Error404
    Commented Nov 24, 2021 at 9:12
  • @Algnis done? What do you think is done? Commenting something as even do x, but no hurry won't implement this feature, you have to post a feature-request at meta.stackexchange.com. Commented Nov 24, 2021 at 12:03

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