Originally Posted by Timex
Sometimes I will go back to an older thread I started or participated in to post an update and I'll type a long post and click SUBMIT and get a message that the thread is (outdated or timed out or something like that) and wouldn't allow me to post.
So I said the heck with it.
THAT peaves me off!
Aaaah, but we can make you a happy camper again, as this one has an easy solution as per the FAQ:
Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
Several members have suggested that folks may not realize they are posting to old threads and so after some thought we have added a warning of sorts to let members know that they are about to respond to an old thread. Here's the way it works:
You will see an old thread warning at the bottom of the reply editor if the thread has not been posted to in 145 days. You can still post, but will need to check a box affirming that you know it's an old thread before your post will load.
Some folks might rather start a new thread instead and this will serve to remind them that this might be a better option.