Is it alright to post an answer to an old challenge, in a language that hasn't been posted before?

I'm specifically asking about the following question: Link

I happened across it, and wanted to post a new answer with PowerShell. I noticed, though, that the question has been inactive for many months. Would it still be OK to post my answer, and "revive" an old question?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Yes, why not? This challenge is answered only after 4 years. \$\endgroup\$
    Mar 12, 2018 at 11:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ @user202729 It's a valid question. Many forums frown on "necroposting," or adding new replies to old threads. It's reasonable to suppose the same rule might apply here. \$\endgroup\$
    – DLosc
    Mar 20, 2018 at 23:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ Possible duplicate. \$\endgroup\$
    Apr 16, 2018 at 14:34

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It's not only acceptable, but also encouraged! There are several incentives for answering old questions, and there are even two badges, Revival and Necromancer, that you can get this way.

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