What is wrong with starting new threads that are basically the same as existing threads? I often see people scolded for starting a new thread when one already exists on the same topic. Why? I think that a continual stream of new threads helps to keep this forum going. Most people are more interested in new, fresh content, and are more likely to post their own thoughts & opinions to a new thread than to one that is old and stale.
It's not just about getting the right information - it is also about keeping this forum going, and the total number of hits is sure to be higher if people keep posting new threads, and responding to new threads. There is a reason why POTN is so extremely high on Google search results - it's because so much new content is being added every single hour. If people just read what was already here, not as much new content would be getting added, SEO would decline, POTN's total number of hits would decline, and then advertising revenue would decline. Personally, I want Pekka to make as much money off of this forum as he possibly can, so that he keeps investing in making this a superior site. And more threads will result in more hits, which will result in more $ for Pekka.
I can always just ignore the "lens recommendation" threads - no one is forcing me to click on them and read them. No one is forcing you to read them, either.
"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".