Here on meta, sometimes issues arise, and then arise again later as circumstances change. Is it appropriate, in such a situation, to close older questions about a topic as duplicates of a newer question about the same topic, if we want to direct current discussion of the topic to the newer question?
The specific situation I have in mind is the issue of whether or not we should continue allowing new questions about EoL releases. That's been discussed here and here, and now it's being discussed here. Can we make the older questions duplicates of the new one?