I agree with the improved power of the search function.Search on new forum works better.
This means finding old threads is easier.
This means the old threads are being reused because people actually find stuff (for a change).
A good thing IMO.
Why have 55 threads on the subject when 2-3 threads would do just the same and better.
Why post the same question over and over again when it was answered 55 times - find one of those answers and add to it IF really want to (or not).
Closed but not removed, appears to me a good option; if a person wants to clip a phrase from an old thread or reference it in a new post that should not be a problem.I'm going to see if admin can close old threads that have not been posted to in a while. Info would still be there to search, but do we really need someone offering advice on a 14 year old thread?