I agree with you in the main, Cheezypuff, but there have been too many instances of it being used, as FlameOn says "as a weapon".
Thats interesting cormo, i cant say i have seen it used as a weapon.
Perhaps you could mail me or thomas some examples and the people if guilty of putting posters in fear of posting will be asked to refrain from doing so again.
There was, I thought, a ball-park rule made about topics having a time-limit, like 12 months or something, or was that a figment of my overactive imagination?
Yeah its a year, however i wouldnt bother usualy unless the thread has been in current use, or if the new post continues and has the possibility of adding to a certain topic. Its espicially usefull to have as much information in the same location for people who want to look stuff up.
I have to say, however, whenever I've been moderated by some particular mods, they take the time and the courtesy to send me a mail explaining why it happened. Perhaps we could extend this courtesy to newbies who create duplicate threads
I would imagine that is usually exactly what happens.