Firstly IMO, the word "relevant" is misleading and vague in this context.
Please note that this thread has not been replied to in over 6 months. Please ensure your reply is still relevant and timely.
How do you define relevance to the newcomers?
Taking this thread
as an example, the necro poster here seems to have
deliberately posted a detailed question as a response to "I might be doing
a How-To. Anyone interested?"
If the newcomers could know that the version difference could cause
errors, they simply wouldn't have asked the question in the first place!
That old thread talks about Sun One, so does the necro poster.
Neither has been mentioned anywhere that asking follow up questions
in a thread is considered non-relevant!
How about rewording the above quote to:
This thread has been dead for quite a long time now. If your aim is to ask a "question", please ask it in a new thread by clicking here. A new thread will give more visibility to your question, and may ensure that you get better answers.