I participate in more than just this forum for other interests as I’m sure many here probably do too and it comes down to culture. If the culture of the forum is to make a new thread for any little thing then so be it. Other forums you get blasted for making a new thread when a perfectly fine pre-existing one already exists. I’m new here (although I’ve been reading intently for a few weeks) and now I guess the culture (at least by three people) is a new thread. Ok then. No problem.
One could argue that when entering search terms and a thread is returned then to find as many variations on the theme in that one thread could be helpful. One could also argue that to get a million threads returned could be onerous. Search terms are also not an exact science to get what you’re looking for since different people say different things differently.
I, for one, don’t mind reading through long threads because that thread has to do with what I’m looking for or interested in. But here apparently the culture is to make a new thread. Ok