I know there is a rule that threads are not to be revived after a period of two weeks of being idle, and recently I have seen a demonstration of a "no repeats" rule. To me these two rules in effect at the same time do not make sense. There are new members joining this site almost weekly who have yet to get their opinions in on certain topics, so of course there are going to be repetative threads because they aren't going to search through a hundred pages of thread history to check if the topic has been discussed before, and even if they managed to find the thread and post in it it would be locked becuase of the two week rule. So just becuase the topic being discussed isn't new to someone doesn't mean it's not new to someone else or a group of other people. So my suggestion is to get rid of one of these rules, preferrably the no repeats rule, so new posters will be able to get their opinions in. Also having a no repeats rule eventually acts to kill off a forum, becuase once a vast amount of subjects have been covered and there is a rule that restricts people to repeat old topics or post in old topics the rules will eventually lead to no new threads being created at all :thumbd: .
I can see the reasoning in locking a thread that's about what your listening to when there is already a sticky for it. However I don't see the reasoning in locking a repetative thread on suicide when there is already one but the new person is restricted from posting in it added the fact there are new people who also haven't talked about that particular topic.