How, precisely, can we improve?

Moritz Angermann moritz at
Thu Sep 29 04:33:26 UTC 2016


I’m all in favor of a better system! My only intention was to point
to a solution that might help with the current system, right now.

I’ve come to use that feature quite frequently even outside of this
specific use case, as many of the results are often full of
interesting yet stale information.

Anyhow, I don’t want to obligate anyone to do anything, and if this
was perceived that way, I’m truly sorry.


> On Sep 29, 2016, at 12:24 PM, Christopher Allen <cma at> wrote:
> Why not just do the better thing to begin with rather than obligating
> people to think to use this feature? Most, even those who know it's an
> option, aren't going to think to do this in the heat of trying to
> track down an answer to something.
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 11:08 PM, Moritz Angermann
> <moritz at> wrote:
>> Just a quick note: Google provides the “Date range” filter found under
>> search options. This allows to narrow down the date range.
>>> On Sep 29, 2016, at 11:55 AM, Bardur Arantsson <spam at> wrote:
>>> On 2016-09-29 04:43, Richard Eisenberg wrote:
>>>> Here's a pre-proposal (which could be formalized into a proper proposal)
>>>> to address the wiki discussion:
>>>> - Configure the wiki to display the date of last edit prominently.
>>>> - If the date of last edit is sufficiently long ago (1 year?) loudly
>>>> warn the reader that the content may be out-of-date.
>>> I see at least one major issue with this: Search engines don't care if
>>> you write "THIS MAY BE OUT OF DATE" on the page. It's a perennial
>>> problem that search engines keep linking out of date material just
>>> because such material tends to be linked more (simply because of age).
>>> There are few tings as infuriating as going through a bunch of search
>>> results and getting pages from 10 years ago.
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