Whenever a retag request comes about - or when I'm wading through /review I often come across old questions which haven't been answered, with low views & most of the times the questions are by anon users who've most probably done a hit-and-run.

Should these old questions be left as it is? Closed? Deleted?


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You need to consider several things - which you've already mentioned:

  • Can it be edited into something more useful?
  • Does it have low views?
  • Does the user still exist?

If, as you say, the question has low views and no votes and the user is either unregistered or doesn't exist any more then I think closing as too localised is the right thing to do. If it's got a zero score, down-voting to make it -1 will make it a candidate for the auto-delete bot.

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