I find lots of questions about "How to arrive from A to B?". The problem is that as they get old they get outdated. There might be cancelled transports or new ones. This might seem relatively trivial but as CGCampbell mentioned in his comment this might actually be very serious. The example given with the VPN's in China is very illustrative.
How to deal with this if I need updated information? If I ask the question again, I will sure get complaints saying it's a duplicate. I can make a comment and ask the person who answered to update, but that's a bit limited in scope considering we have whole comunity that might have better answers, not to mention the person might not have new information.
There are at least 2 situations:
- You know the information is outdated, but you don't have (enough) knowledge to update it.
- You have no idea if the information is outdated, but by the age and by the nature of the question you know you cant blindly trust the answers
What would be the most adequate procedure to get refreshed information?