While browsing around today, I found What are the pros/cons of a Canon SX30IS compared to Fuji HS 10 / HS 20?, a three year old question which to me looks like a question that is a bad question for all the reasons we now say: it's no longer useful as neither the SX30 nor the HS20 are still available, and it's attracted a number of the "XYZ is great" answers without any reasoning.

What's the best thing to do with this sort of question (I'm sure there's a number of them out there)? If it were raised today, we'd probably close it pretty sharpishly as "product or equipment recommendation". That's probably still a sensible thing to do with old questions, but is there anything else we should do?


If it's truly a bad example for the site, flag for a moderator to potentially lock it as historically interesting, but not a good example of a good question. There's been a few that I've locked for this reason before.

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    For this one, my personal opinion leans towards "not even historically interesting"....
    – mattdm
    Jan 14 '14 at 22:04
  • @mattdm - yeah, very true... That lock takes it out of the question list though, so only can be found with a search.
    – Joanne C
    Jan 15 '14 at 0:31

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