I have noticed two interesting things here:
1. There are some good but old threads and
2. When a new person to the forum responds to an older thread they are chastised.
I would submit that there is nothing wrong with replying to an old thread if you have something of value to add. Case in point: in the general section there is a thread on freeware dated back to 2004. As software availability is an ever-evolving resource, being able to add new and additional links to this discussion would seem to be a good thing.
Moderators? If not, why not?