Having a really hard time, trying to figure out just who’s getting all butthurt by whom here.
The existence of a 78-post thread on the subject (and, as others have noted, apparently a new such thread every month, but at least it’s a NEW thread each month and not the same old resurrected zombie thread) seems to demonstrate that SOMEBODY’S getting all butthurt about it.
My personal resolution would be to post in any thread where I think I might have something useful to contribute, with little or no regard to the OP date or the most-recent-post date. The mods’ have clearly stated their resolution, which is, they’re generally fine with this as long as the new post actually contributes something useful to a conversation. As for all the people who get butthurt about this (the existence of whom is clearly established), well, that’s their butt’s problem, not mine nor the mods’.
I was just trying to suggest a fairly simple step that would reduce the problem greatly, which others before me have suggested too, and which is known to exist in at least some versions of vBulletin. It seems that some posters here have such delicate butts as to find even that butthurtful.