I was just reading a recent post, and when i scrolled down, the similar posts section caught my eye. I pressed a link, and started reading. The topic had only 5-7 posts, and after reading through the entire lot, and thinking about something that I thought could be interest and would add to the discussion, I looked up and saw that the last post was from 2005.
So I was just thinking, that maybe a time/date filter should be applied so that people get redirected to current related topics, rather than 6 year old ones, that's a real turnoff.
Bump the topic anyway, it's okay someone else will come bump it with you.
Don't, because half of anybody else posting in the necro'd thread will miss the fact that it's been necro'd and attempt to converse or argue with the original posters who could quite plausibly and literally be dead by this point.
Yes, the related topics needs a date filter.
I'd have to agree with Adri here.
A time filter for the similar topics has actually been discussed before. Some topics are "timeless" as Adri has mentioned. So knocking out the older topics might not do any good.
However, I suppose if people start recreating new topics that haven't been posted since 2005 or 2006 it definitely wouldn't hurt.
The more posts we generate the better.
Posting multiples of the same topic isn't always a bad thing, as long as there isn't duplicates over a short period of time. Otherwise it's too repetitive.
So I guess this could really benefit either way.