Quite a while ago I asked this question about biblatex receiving a "hackish" answer that solved my problem at the time (although it is certainly not perfect as I have to change the content of my .bib files) but in the comments I was informed that an upcoming version of biblatex would provide a more canonical solution to my problem. Now, I tried finding out how to do it right, but my knowledge of biblatex is not good enough to find what I am searching for. Should I ask this question again in a revised form (e.g. I would like to request a language sensitive solution to my problem that doesn't tinker with the .bib files) or should I edit my original question and award a bounty to get enough attention? I know the question of resurrecting questions vs. asking them again has been raised before but there is an aspect I couldn't find: If I go with resurrection, what should I do with the accepted answer? Should I unaccept it? Wouldn't that be kind of "rude" as it was the only possible solution at the time and did solve the question I asked.

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    Option 1: Add an edit(Looking for Canonical answer with Updated version biblatex) and comment/inform to @person-who-answered if he can update the answer with new biblatex. Option 2: Add a bounty(Looking for Canonical answer with Updated version biblatex) Option 3:Follow-up questions. To me: Option 1 Looks the best with least effort and rep lost. but wait for others call also – texenthusiast Aug 25 '13 at 17:12
  • @texenthusiast Thanks, a notification of the person who answered the original question might indeed provide a respectful way of unaccepting his answer. Haven't thought of that. – Philipp Aug 25 '13 at 17:26

I'm the one who provided the "hackish" answer and I think unaccepting it plus updating the original question ("I'm looking for a canonical answer") is the correct way in this case. Adding a bounty would ensure additional notice, but is not required.

  • Ok, then I will do it this way (and would happily accept an updated answer you might provide :)). I hope the word "hackish" was ok to use (I liked your answer at the time, it did the trick - so I meant no disrespect) - I'm not a native speaker and couldn't think of a better word. – Philipp Aug 25 '13 at 18:01
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    @Philipp You should rather expect an answer by Audrey or PLK, as I'm not familiar with the "related entry" feature. BTW, I think "hackish" was a quite appropriate wording -- but then, I'm as much a native speaker as you. – lockstep Aug 25 '13 at 18:05
  • I've never awarded a bounty before. What would be the appropriate kind of bounty to choose: "Canonical answer required" or "Current answer(s) are outdated"? – Philipp Aug 25 '13 at 19:08
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    @Philipp If (and only if) the old answer still works, I'd choose "Canonical answer required". – lockstep Aug 25 '13 at 19:15
  • Thanks, it does still compile all right, so "Canonical answer required" it is then. – Philipp Aug 25 '13 at 19:25

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