Blender 2.8 is getting its Beta status today or tomorrow. Which means that we can expect the interface, workflows etc to be in their final form. Bug fixes, and bringing back of features that were lost during the refactoring will still happen.
I think this version change is big enough to require some consensus about what to do with old and new questions on the site.
I think some things will happen spontaneously and are not going to be controversial:
people answering questions about (unchanged) workflow will probably use Blender 2.80 screenshot in their answers with no harm to their back-compatibility
new answers using shortcuts or commands that have changed will probably include a "please note" to remove ambiguities
Some other things are more dubious, especially the ones regarding old questions.
Should we edit old answers to update the shortcuts, menu placements, etc, mentioned within them? (e.g. did you know we went left click select this week?)
If yes: how should we do that? By starting a campaign that will bump a lot of old questions to the homepage, or by just updating them if we stumble upon them? Should we limit ourselves to 1k+views questions?
If a question has a good, accepted answer that relies on a < 2.79 workflow (e.g. uses layers extensively), or an answer that correctly (for that time) says "Thing X is not possible", should we:
- answer the question with a new 2.8-inspired answer and hope that it will get noticed? (but by doing so, we are "stealing" 15 rep from who gave the correct 2.79 answer)
- allow duplicate questions, as long as they have tried the 2.79 answer, which didn't work, and are now seeking a post-2.8 answer?
- ask duplicate questions ourselves (meaning: established users, without waiting for a "genuine" question) and answer them?