I recently registered with a discussion forum, and started going through the history of previous posts, in order to get an overall feel for discussions, and to see if there were any threads that I could contribute to.
I found one and posted my message. I was shocked to receive a reply a day or so later which suggested that I refrain from bumping old threads to the top of the list. I read the FAQ section of the board when I joined, and there was no rule specifically saying that I was not allowed to respond to an old thread. Also what constitutes an “old” thread? 1 month, 6 months, or a year?
No-one is forced to open up any old threads which I respond to – it seems that patience and tolerance is in short supply online.