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https://superuser.com/questions/75228/most-efficient-desktop-cpu-in-terms-of-gflops-watt is an example, but there are many more. Any answer given, while it may be accurate at the time, will not be in a year.

Should we allow such questions?

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    close as too localized. – Sathyajith Bhat Dec 20 '11 at 18:04
  • Even if it is current? (now that is, and therefore applies to a large number of people) – soandos Dec 20 '11 at 18:04
  • First sentence of Too Localized mentions "this question is unlikely to ever help any future visitors;" which fits this bill. – Sathyajith Bhat Dec 20 '11 at 18:06
  • But it will help visitors for the next month or more, just not after a year. – soandos Dec 20 '11 at 18:07
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Are there such recent examples? Most such newer questions should/will be closed as Too Localized. As for the older ones, time to cast your close & delete votes.

  • superuser.com/questions/369072/… is recent. – soandos Dec 20 '11 at 18:08
  • @soandos What you've posted is a different matter. Types of cooling liquid won't change as much as CPU specs. – slhck Dec 20 '11 at 18:24
  • @slhck, I have no idea how quickly new types of coolent come out, but I am not sure that we should set a time horizon (good for one year keep it, good for six months, ditch it) type of rule. – soandos Dec 20 '11 at 18:28
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    @soandos That's going to be hard. This is exactly why we have community voting, and I think it works pretty well. The time horizon really depends on the case.. It wouldn't have made sense to close the early SSD questions just because they are outdated now, but it does not make sense to keep questions about the fastest XYZ on the market. – slhck Dec 20 '11 at 18:34
  • @slhck, unless there is a process for going back to these questions in a years time, they will just stick around... – soandos Dec 20 '11 at 18:35
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    @soandos Of course. Then it's time to create a new question and close the old one as a duplicate of that. See How can we take care of our old duplicates? – slhck Dec 20 '11 at 18:39

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