I'm positive all of you have witnessed at least once a "serious" bump of a certain thread (as in bumping a thread over a year old). To be honest, I couldn't care less if it were in the Lounge as it is funny to remember those old-time threads full of flaming and rubbish , but when it happens in sections other than the Lounge, such as the internet-world section, the filesharing discussion section and others, it becomes - a) annoying. b) useless - as people may enter the thread thinking it has some useful data and info. in it, only to find out all the links in the original post are either dead or outdated, and all because of a stupid fluff post at the end of it, that bumped the thread from way back in the trash to the front page, for no good reason.
I have also experienced being pulled into a thread that sounded interesting, only to find out that the original poster has long since been gone from FST, links dead, and that the post that bumped it said something like "ooh great idea, will try" or "thxxxxxxxx". WTF?! For crying out loud.. This is even more annoying than the fluff-posts in the BT section that somewhat (in a very mild and silly way) help the poster by bumping his own thread.. (though I condemn this very much).
I suggest finally making some serious penalty/punishment/warning system for such n00bs that want to get their post count up, or bump old topics because it's cool or whatever..
I do not wish to speak of what I suggest as the possible punishments, but rather to check if there are any other people on this board that feel likewise, and see what everyone thinks.