In this case, quite reasonably, the answer is someone new to the site who is wandering through what they might find here.
In general, I think that is a good thing, provided people pay better attention to the age of some of the threads.
I guess there is no real way to "Combat" that.
If i search for info and revive a 9 year old thread, i suppose i could mention its age. But probably only the first 1, 2 or 3 responders would even notice my "warning"
BTW............... Matts quote is almost 2 months old now.