How can I get an update on an old question? For instance, this one. I'd like to hope that there have been updates in the software available to someone with this question.

I guess my real question is, how do I ask for an update to a question?

  • possible duplicate of How can we take care of our old duplicates?
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Oct 19, 2011 at 22:26
  • I think this is a very real problem. I'm not sure this is enough of a duplicate to warrant closing, but it can't hurt to bring more attention to slhck's topic.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Oct 19, 2011 at 22:26
  • @DanielBeck The fact that nobody mentioned placing bounties on old topics is actually quite interesting. It's definitely a way of getting new information for old questions. Otherwise, I like the idea of writing a new community-FAQ question and closing the old one as a duplicate. But that doesn't work for all kinds of questions
    – slhck
    Oct 20, 2011 at 11:38
  • The browers built-in cache cleaner suffices well enough. If you run multiple browsers or you want to remove caches and history among your computer then tools like CCleaner and ATF Cleaner still do a nice job... Oct 21, 2011 at 2:46
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    @TomWijsman Is this really a comment on this topic?
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Oct 21, 2011 at 14:13
  • @DanielBeck: It is the only way to reach wizlog. Check the link... Oct 21, 2011 at 14:41
  • @TomWijsman You should follow that up with an answer to this question and suggest to just mention the question on Meta :-)
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Oct 21, 2011 at 17:00
  • @DanielBeck: No, because it is a comment. Not an anwer... Oct 21, 2011 at 17:37

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You can place a bounty on the question asking for more and additional information.

  • What if its not really worth 50 REP?
    – wizlog
    Oct 23, 2011 at 13:39
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    @wizlog Then there is no way. If you want an answer desperately enough to be updated, then it's worth the reputation. Oct 23, 2011 at 14:43
  • well then we (SuperUser) should create a way.
    – wizlog
    Oct 30, 2011 at 18:30
  • @wizlog Why? Come up with something but in the close on 2 years that SE has been in existence this has never been a requirement. Oct 30, 2011 at 20:16

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