I agree & disagree. I can understand that it's annoying when new users are so obviously posting rubbish just to get a higher post count. I didn't want to do that when I joined, I just thought well, when I reach it, I reach it. No big deal.
However, some of the posts are interesting, and the thread is still relevant. I found this forum due to a thread when I was looking at information about Inglot Cosmetics. I decided to join as I was so happy to get some information that helped & wanted to contribute. I posted & it probably posted in an old thread as well. I think it's better to have one thread about a certain topic instead of numerous new ones. The evolution of a thread is sometimes interesting too. I sat here reading a thread that had about 80 pages once. It took me a week or so, a few pages at a time. Better than Jackie Collins!
Just my 2c