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I asked a question in 2013 and it was answered sub-optimally with the best workaround available at the time so I accepted that answer. The question recently had a bounty offered on it and someone answered with a great, simple up to date answer that answers my question perfectly BUT I originally tagged the question with a software version and the new answer doesn't apply to the tagged software version. (The new answer doesn't work in the version the question is tagged with.)

I can do one of two things but which is right

  • accept the new answer and add a tag for the newer version (more helpful to SuperUser community)
  • upvote the new answer but keep tags and accepted answer (seems more fair since the answer isn't relevant to the question as asked)

I suspect if the poor guy offering a bounty for an updated answer would have asked a new question, some zealot would have marked it duplicate and linked to mine that's out of date.

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  • “I suspect if the poor guy offering a bounty for an updated answer would have asked a new question, some zealot would have marked it duplicate and linked to mine that's out of date.” - Ridiculous..if the user indicated they were using an entirely different version then you specified, the only way it would be a duplicate, is if solutions were applicable to both versions. Calling dedicated community users, zealots, for closing a question that can easily be reopened is a little toxic
    – Ramhound
    Dec 11 '21 at 1:22
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    The accepted answer and both answers that were awarded bounties was applicable to Office 2013 by the way. Used Office 2013 with a strike through button on the ribbon bar for years (Word) but essentially the same.
    – Ramhound
    Dec 11 '21 at 1:31
  • @Ramhound My question was originally tagged with Office 2010 and the individual ribbon button wasn't available in that version to my knowledge. The only way to get it was add a whole toolbar.
    – AppFzx
    Dec 11 '21 at 17:09
  • @Ramhound I really just wish it'd get converted to a community question because I don't have time (or office licenses) to correctly test the answers and mark the best one.
    – AppFzx
    Dec 11 '21 at 17:13
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    Stack Exchange discontinued the concept of community wiki questions a number of years ago, only community wiki answers exist, and that is entirely up to the author.
    – Ramhound
    Dec 11 '21 at 17:36

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