Some threads are old, but continually posted to--those in the "Where Am I? Where Are You?" section or the breed specific threads in the "Breeds" section, but it seems like lately I see a thread pop up to the top of the list in the sections I frequent that look interesting, or that I have previously responded to and when I open it up, the thread has not been active for years. Unless it is an update from the OP, it really does not make sense. I can understand those who respond to the new poster who reopened the thread--I've done that, only to realize later that the thread was actually several years old. But it seems like you would have to HUNT for a thread that old, so what is the purpose in doing so and re-opening it?