Frankly, I think there are some reasons for reviving old threads, occasionally even very old ones (weeks or maybe months, not years).
(1) For example: Somebody has a question about ab workouts. (A) So he/she starts a new thread only to be informed by some keenly observant SparksPeople member that "That has already been posted; use the Search function, newbie. Snicker. Snicker." (B) So a different poster who has a question about ab workouts resurrects an old thread and some equally keenly observant SparksPeople member informs the poster, "That thread is five months old, newbie. Start new threads. Geesh!"
(2) There are some really interesting older threads that do not lose their relevancy, even if they die out for a while. Things like "Your most favorite Christmas movie of all time" or "Favorite Super Bowl Commercial" could be threads that might be resurrected since newbies might want to read previous posts but add new opinions and/or examples.
(3) Some people have a sense of humor and resurrect an old thread just to be tricksters. Then they have a good laugh when a new poster doesn't check the dates and responds to the zombie thread. This serves a double purpose. (A) The person who resurrected the thread gets a great chuckle. (B) A keenly observant SparksPeople member can post, "Hey Newbie, that's a zombie thread. Look at the date. (rolling on floor laughing)." And then the keenly observant SparksPeople member feels good for having brought order to the specific Board on which the zombie thread was resurrected.
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