Interesting observations, WhoozYerDaddy---- But even more interesting is my question to you is, which of your groupings are you going to equate with? 1. "Site dominated by about 6 people" 2. "The rather large and disturbing bunch that go to the effort of creating a profile but only make 1 or 2 posts and leave." or 3. "The quite a few former members who don't post anymore" (Which to be honest might by even you coming back to haunt your old forum colleagues under a new name.).
I notice, with respect to #2, your silence so far, after many have made a sincere effort to answer your questions in good faith. I do hope you join us in the future as a # 1 class of poster.
As for your last question, which appears to give you a lot of heartburn and to be honest again, a lot of others it does as well, not only on this forum but on C.C. As agitation over someone resurrecting a post over a year old dated from the last post is common. I guess this has already been answered in this thread that there is a lot of merit in bringing up old threads since many the original posts deal with valuable information that hasn't been altered over the time period in question, while those who originally posted went to the time and trouble doing so might be a little put off by having to regurgitate all the same stuff all over again for somebody who hasn't bothered to do research and read a little in pertinent historical threads. Waste of time, for them to do so, right?
There is something to be said about multiple threads dealing with the same subject time and again over short periods of time being redundant though, while, on the other hand, after a year or so, certain subjects may have evolved where new input is valuable, so why not tolerate addendums to the original thread?
Sort of reminds me of a critique a few years ago on C.C. where someone posted a negative judgement over someone renewing a two year old thread. Failing to mention that since that two year period had ended there had been about 30 pertinent posts in the last week or so.