<MOD>Moved to the Suggestions forum</MOD>
not news. so much suggestions to stop this, but nothing was done.
just live with it.
As I saw; Old threads are generally bumped by new users to get more points quickly. And I always report such spammers time to time. I agree to "Da Rossa" integration of a some warning popup or dialog box for such old topics is required with warning of getting reported by other users and chances to will have warning flag.
Because sometimes bumping of old topic is reasonable to bump for suggestion or solution.
I think the new members post their reply in old topic because they don't look in date of post. Some of them are SPAM, of course, but most of them are posted by mistake. The warning message in reply box will be complicated for programming but on the list of reply we can separate all posts older then six months. There are on the top of this separation we can write some message something like "Old topics! Please reply only if you have real up to date post."
I don't have a problem with old posts being revived. Take those forums on religion and philosphy for instance. Christianity is over 2,000 years old and discussing about it is by definition not out of date. Why would anybody want a warning if somebody comes up with a new idea about it?
But there are some forums that get affected by bounced topics. The relationships is one good example.
Sometimes someone asks for advice, we answer, the topic gets cold, so we assume the topic opener got it sorted. Then a new member (or even an old one in need of points) bounces with some ideas, but maybe the original situation that motivated the opening of the topic in the first place is way gone. So, after this bouncer, I get to the topic, thinking it is fresh, and start typing my point of view in order to help the opener to resolve his "current" issue. When I post my advice, the guy is married to someone else already. I though the topic was new!
I agree with what others have said. Bumping old topics sometimes brings up good conversation. We also do specify in the rules that you should search before posting a topic. So therefore people are doing the right thing by bumping an old post. However I do see the point that a lot of the time it is simply just spam.