As a relatively new member of Seasoned Advice (well actually to Stack Exchange itself), I can still remember the problems and issues I faced when I first joined.
The most important of them all is that there still exist several old questions that are now considered off topic and not allowed anymore. The problem lies in the fact that these questions usually have very high upvotes and might cause the new users to think these types of questions are quality and recommended type of questions. Here's an example: What cookbooks do you always come back to?
And then just earlier today, we had a user asked this. This is clearly off topic because it is polling for a "simple" recipe app on a phone. But it's easy to see how he might have thought it was okay since he said he saw this question and assumed his question is okay to ask: Digital recipes storage?
So my question is, what is the reason we keep these older question that is now considered off topic around? I am sure it will continue to confused future new users who stumble on the site and prompt them to ask questions that they think is on-topic because they use these old offtopic questions as examples of what can be asked Seasoned Advice.
I also understand that editing and closing my question is not a direct slight towards me. But that's only because I've been here for over a month now. Most other sites on the web, an edit or closed question is considered offensive. I just feel like, it's a bad first impression/experience for most first time users when the fault lies in the confusing mixed signals that these old offtopic but very highly voted question cause.