Alan, sorry you feel that way. it'* just that we see it happen a lot.
a new member looks through all the old post and se'* something that intrest them
so they post a reply.
it throws us off sometimes thinking it is a new topic.
its not your fault or any noob for that matter.
it happens. so we (Moderators and Admins) have to ask you
that you not dig up old post. eventually new members catch on.
and all is well.
we would prefer it if the new member would start a new topic and
maybe give us a link to an old thread if it has intrest to what you may want
were a good group here. dont give up on us yet.