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Do we care about new duplicate (or wrong) answers to old questions?

I'm noticing that I'm getting a lot of new answers to very old questions. An example from today: Way back in 2013 I was troubleshooting what turned out to be a dodgy cable that was preventing my phone ...
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What to do with old question

I posted this question: USB recognized but not available? a long time ago. Because of circumstances, I was unable to keep testing the suggestions, so I abandoned it. I think the question itself ...
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Can moderators confirm abandoned questions should be closed TL, not NARQ?

For quite some time, we've been using the too localized close reason for abandoned questions. Of course, if the question merits closure for another reason--it's a duplicate, it couldn't have been ...
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Review Old Questions?

How do we deal with really old questions that don't have an accepted answer or no answer at all? I know that the 'Community User' bumps them once in a while, but is that enough? Our answered ratio ...
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What happens to inactive users' questions?

What should be do with the users' questions that are inactive from a long time ago? This question is from this user how posted one question in February and after that never came back. What I'm ...
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Why should I close 54422?

Someone has suggested I delete/close Is there a way to disable or limit system xrandr probes? because I am no longer experiencing the bug that prompted me to ask it. Personally, I think it's still an ...
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How should I deal with old unanswered questions that are unlikely to be answered satisfactorily?

I'd like to have my accepted answer rate increase from 57%. What's dragging it down, though, is that I've posted a number of specific and/or difficult questions that haven't been answered, are ...
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