It would take a lot of time and effort to look at random posts in some of the threads on most of the Boards to know if similar or even the same topics are being discussed. Yes, the Search option could be used more. However, people will reply to the topics that most interest them, even if they require only one word answers and even if there are similar parallel threads.
I think sometimes, if posters have the time, they could look at threads that are no longer on the first page and continue/renew them instead of making new threads. On the other hand, even if a new thread is made that is similar to, or the same as, another one, if people like it, they will keep it going for awhile.
If posters lack time or inclination, they might make new threads that are the same or essentially the same as other threads. That has pretty much been the same in all the on-line groups I have been in since the old MSN Group days when I joined some back in 1997 or whenever.
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