I’m sure I’m not the only one irked by those who resurrect long dormant threads.
Would it be possible to check new post’s creation-date against the creation-date of the last post by the thread’s creator? If the elapsed time is greater than something reasonable (say 4 weeks) , prompt the current poster to consider making a new thread or even disallow said posts. The thread creator should always be able to post a bump if they are still seeking feedback.
In addition, if a thread has not been closed after some duration (6 weeks?), would it be possible to close it out automatically with some status such that it would no longer show up in the unanswered listings? The original poster could be sent an email stating that such an action has occurred and could reopen the thread by posting a bump request.
Thanks for reading my rants.