I'm starting a topic that may come across as slightly "wanna change the world" here, and if that's how it's taken then I apologise. The topic of resurrecting old threads on a forum is one that I have been familiar with on many forums, and it's always a loaded question. I was given the choice to continue this conversation via PMs with the admins or through a public thread. I chose the latter as it would perhaps benefit me to read what other members' opinions are too. To recap: I'd like to comment on several points in the previous post, most of which rotate around this part: It's a great idea, but (taking myself into consideration here) not every member may have the time or resources to build each downloaded model right away but may still want to show their appreciation to the original poster. A forum with a new thread for each thank you would soon become a huge beast that would be a nightmare to search. I think it's easier on the users and easier on the site's database to leave the original post there and allow it to be updated if/when a new person wants to show their appreciation. Yes, there's a risk that spammers MIGHT decide to use that as an easy way yo boost their post count, but there are other ways too. You as moderators/admins already do a fantastic job on the forum in regards to instructing newcomers on the expectations of the forum members and making sure that only the best-of-the-best can contribute. I don't think the library analogy is a good one for this site. The forum is a showcase for models and talent and is, to be honest, the only place where continuing an old thread is considered bad form. No conversation is really complete like a book would be, and adding notes or comments to a thread is akin to signing a guestbook for that model and its achievements. Yes, a new thread for a build of that model is (and should be) standard practice but having potentially hundreds of threads saying "thanks" over several years could be a lot to manage and could result in a lot of maintenance for you later. Having one thread for the model source itself and any associated updates to it (possibly maintained by that original poster initially) would seem to be the more "site-friendly" option. Perhaps, if I can be so bold to suggest this, the original thread can be made into a one-stop resource for updates to the model, news about it or its availability and links to the build threads? As I said, not everyone may have news of a build on a model they have started themselves but still want to show their appreciation for it, and this should be applauded. Speaking as a strictly software-development oriented person for a moment, the database for the forum will also take a serious hit from a policy that prefers a new thread for any comment on an old topic. Each new thread is a new line in a database with a new internal join to set of posts in another table. Every time this is done, a person searching the site adds another two inner joins to the SQL query that will bring back the results, and will result in a much slower response time. Not to mention potentially bloating the database. Simply put: Necroposting = 1 row in the whole database, 1 row added to the search result New thread = 1 row added to two tables, two inner joins added to search query. This hit will occur any time anyone searches the forum but will also occur any time google or another search engine hits the site (if, of course, that is allowed). Lots of relatively small niggles, I know, but I think they're worth considering as a whole and at least discussing and I hope this post is taken in the spirit it is given. I love this forum and the people on it, even though I stay pretty quiet and don't contribute as much as I would like to (mainly because of my lack of time and resources recently, especially after taking on a book writing project) and I think that any talent showcased here should have the maximum chance of exposure even if it's just a quick thank you. Without spamming, of course.