Sometimes a question already has been asked, but the answers are a bit disappointing. What can we do about this?
I often see people answering questions with something like "I'd like an answer to this question too...". Shouldn't there be a more elegant solution to this problem?
I've run into this issue, too, and I mentioned it in another meta post. Sometimes old questions have no real answer, no decent answer, or information has changed since then. I was told it was possible to resurrect old questions, but I don't know how well that works. My page is set to show me new questions, not the most popular questions, so anyone else with my settings would never see a resurrected question. I realize I could change my settings but then I would miss new questions that aren't super popular--but might still be of interest to me.
I don't really see why it's a problem to re-ask a question that hasn't been discussed for a long time and didn't have satisfactory answers in the first place--or questions where new information is now available. However since this is in opposition to the PaleoHacks rules, I think the best thing to do is try to find a new angle on the question so you can legitimately ask it again.
Not a solution, more of a tangential tip: Bookmarking PH to the "active" tab allows one to view new questions, newest answers to all questions, and anything recently bumped.
Bonus is that it shows who last answered, so it's also a way to sometimes catch yr fave PHers answering questions you might not have otherwise clicked.
Try bumping an old question, Korion - maybe someone new will answer?
Edit the Title & change it to something more exciting/interesting/enticing/attention-grabbing....?
edit/rephrase following feedback comment:
Courteously ask the OP to Edit the Title & change it (rephrase it) to something more current/exciting/interesting/enticing/attention-grabbing.....
Putting this as a separate answer b/c it is a bit for a different audience. I subscribe to the Questions feed here at PH. I notice that the same question(s) were coming through multiple times while others were one-and-done. This appears to be related to when the original question is edited. I do not know how many keep an eye on PH with the Question feed (I think those could be displayed more prominently FWIW), but bumping this way would reach the feed readers.