Does it make sense to answer old questions in case other people stumble across them? For instance: Custom Post Type Archives with 0 Posts Redirects as 404 (fixed in 3.2). I always figure you never know where people are looking for information :)

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  1. You spread the good and up to date knowledge around.

  2. You help reduce the nasty unanswered pile.

  3. You get rep and possibly nifty Revival or Necromancer badge.

Can't say more than that. Also: It's often surprising what good Qs come up from there. – kaiser Aug 23 '11 at 17:14
Sounds good to me, I'm trying to stop lurking so much and actually do something! Now, if only people would actually come back to accept some answers... :) – helenhousandi Aug 23 '11 at 17:48
Don't worry about "accept" @helenhousandi - Q&A is most important for all the readers who didn't ask the question; even if the original asker never returns, the effort you put in may well be of great value to many. – Shog9 Aug 23 '11 at 19:00

Also don't forget the Google.
Old Q/A's certainly show up in long tail searches.


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