Ok, so, I've noticed that there are a few threads from way back in the day that kind of resurface, and some of them (imho) deserve to be allowed to die peacefully. However, in asking that they thread not be necro'd, we give it a bump ourselves. I try to only do this when the thread has already been newly brought back to avoid total hypocrisy, but I think I've thought of an interesting work around, if the admins would like to consider it, and of course only if its feasible.
My idea; allow for a "no bump" check box in the options when replying to threads. That way we can, for one thing, allow people to ask others to not bump threads without doing so themselves. For another thing, it can allow people who feel the need to reply to something to use some judgement to avoid dragging a topic last posted on 5 years ago back into the lime-light, even if they feel the insatiable urge to post on it. Whatcha think, mods?