Some questions (such as this one about automatic shifting) primarily have answers which contain outdated information. I think this can be especially harmful, considering how these old questions are likely to be the top hits for an internet search, and the older answers are also likely to be the highest-voted ones. A modern-day answer is likely to only get a few upvotes.
I'm proposing we introduce an [outdated] tag for questions which are objectively outdated, as measured by them focusing on premises which are inapplicable to the modern view on the subject. Of course, not every old question is outdated; many of them do not pose as being universally applicable to all cases.
This could include scenarios such as:
- Questions about the smallest cog on a cassette (11t back then, nowadays 10t or even 9t)
- Wheel/tire size questions with outdated specifications
- FUD [fear, uncertainty, doubt] about concerns that aren't as applicable nowadays (eg. poor quality carbon wheels, tubeless installation)
- Tire pressure questions which say to maximize pressure.
What are your thoughts on my suggestion?