Grave digging, or posting on threads that are more than 6 months old, is frowned upon and liable to punishment on this site.
However, the "powers that be" here, also rightfully take great pride in the base of knowledge that's accumulated in the old threads.
And so my question is, if the accumulated base of knowledge in the old threads is considered valuable but access to it is basically restricted by making grave digging a punishable offense, then why bother keeping anything on the forums more than 6 months old? Why not move anything older than that into the archive? This way people will know that anything in there (the archive) can be read but generally shouldn't be posted on.
Either that, or simply remove the restrictions on grave digging and allow the sum-total of the knowledge base to be commented on without the worry of being penalized.