Log me in to agree with those who DISAGREE with the stated "bump" policy. By the time I joined some two years ago last month, this forum was going strong. Not sure what the post count was then, I think somewhere pushing 100K, and now it is pushing if not exceeding 200K. Sorry gang, I just did not have time to read through ALL those posts.
I relied on just reading new posts and was very glad when some old subjects got brought up. Sorry, but I don't see how starting a new thread on an old subject can transfer the knowledge from that old thread.
My sympathies to those (moderators) who have to organize what sometimes seems like a mess, but that's one of the tasks you volunteered for. Starting new threads? Seems like all that does is split large boxes into smaller boxes and opens up lots of duplication.
One possible solution would be to allow people who started threads to delete them. How many out there are just "Hey, how are you?" or "Is SOANDSO still here?" I, for one, would take time to go through topics I started and delete any that no longer have any social redeeming qualities.
I would, that is, if I could find a "List all posts by" button like other forums have.