I have no problem with people responding to a thread where the OP is unlikely to respond. The post and the answers may be relevant to someone else's situation who is browsing/lurking.
Originally Posted by Dirtclustit
... as often a person intentionally posts so that the true date it was written is not shown.
What, exactly, would be the point of doing that in a forum like this where it is the new posts that are the most likely to get read? (Not that I even know how you would
do that since the forum software seems to add the time-stamp automatically.)