So, I've been wondering about this for a while: if I'm browsing through some older threads (let's say no one has commented in the past week), and I want to make a comment (other than "me too", or "yeah I hate when that happens", etc...) is that okay? What about two weeks? When is a thread 'too old' to comment on?
I ask this because I've never really understood why it's bad to comment on an old thread, or the rationale behind the tons of people who complain when someone revives an old thread with the same question as the OP. If everyone did that, then wouldn't that slow down the flow of cyclical threads that come up all of the time (like "Thinking about telling my parents" or "How to buy diapers")? I'm really curious about this. And also, I'm not sure where to put this thread; if I should have posted it somewhere else, please let me know.