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an updated answer would have asked a new question, some zealot would have marked it duplicate and linked to mine that's out of date.