unfortunately there isn’t a good way for discourse to handle this automatically.
best option is to edit the top post of prior versions and point a link to the new version thread. message @moderators and we can close the topic so it won’t be bumped.
versioning i think is ok for major updates (ie, i’m rewriting mlr and would like the old thread to get buried because it’ll be misinformative). @dan_derks has been doing this.
but i’m up for suggestions.
also— if someone has git/jekyll wizard skills and knows a better/faster way to maintain the forwarding structure, please advise!