Things move forward. That's great. And it's uncharted territory.
This is about the expected and perhaps even already ongoing cleanup.
Currently my impression is that whenever community-diamond bumps an old question to the homepage (active tab) there is almost a frenzy to close it down. Even if those questions were "good" within the old scope and did fly: receiving answers; and upvotes on both.
That may be good or not, but it seems to be a group dynamic that was not discussed enough beforehand.
On other older sites many questions just get locked and marked as "being kept around because of historical significance for the site".
Then, we are now not finished transitioning to a new scope. Yet it seems to me that those close votes come in as if it were a settled matter. In my opinion, they are not yet.
In any case, I think we need to document here how we deal with old questions that clash with a/our new, future scope, and maybe what we should do with them now?
The actual questions here, which I think should be discussed as two separate but obviously connected things:
- Now that things move, how do we deal with old questions?
- When things have moved and hopefully settled in: what shall we do with old questions then?
One thing to consider of which I just assume a mechanism without knowing much about the technicalities: my understanding says that locked posts do not receive those bumps?