Threads get old, and are often forgotten or lost in the forum. Then, someone runs across the thread, posts a reply and reopens the thread. Other people join in and the thread has new life breathed into it. Now it's not dead anymore. But eventually someone indignantly jumps in to criticize the fact that some old, dead, thread has been brought back to life. OR, this happens..... A new member asks a questions and someone jumps all over them and tells them to try the search function to get their question answered (presumably in one of those old necro threads). That always seems to me like they are being told to "shut up and not ask questions". Seems to me like there may not be a way to win. Personally, I like seeing old threads reopened. If people are posting in it, there must be a reason. Maybe it has become relevant again? Maybe it is just an interesting topic? Either way, it is still valid information. And this much IS true. One person's "Dead/Necro Thread" is another person's "Clean, new info". So if you don't like necro threads, maybe staying away from them is a good idea? Do we really need a "Necro thread Police Force"? If so, maybe threads should all have an "auto lock down" feature? After 30 days with no activity the thread gets locked? I'd rather see them remain open, so that they can be brought back to life when the time is right.