Six years ago I asked a question for recommendations for Firefox extensions: Firefox extension to copy the title and URL of the page to the clipboard. Since then, Firefox completely changed the way that extensions work. Most answers recommend extensions that are:
- No longer available (the pages on the Firefox site for them are 404 Not Found.)
- Don't work with Firefox anymore even if you found an alternate source to download.
I recently received an up-to-date answer to the question that brought this to my attention and I updated my own answer. However all the other answers are completely out of date and no longer useful. Anybody that finds this question has to scroll past pages of highly-voted out-of-date answers to get to something that works.
How should this situation be handled? I can imagine several possible solutions:
- Comment on each out-of-date answer and hope the author comes back to update it.
- Edit each out-of-date answer to remove the broken link and put a notice at the top of the answer that it is no longer any good.
- Flag each out-of-date answer so that a moderator can remove it