Welcome to the forums. If you stick around long enough you will encounter someone raising a thread from the dead. It's not against the rules, but neither is creating a new thread about your problem. In fact, the mods themselves encourage that over adding to old threads. When you start to get tired of checking old threads with new posts created by spammers though you may think somewhat differently. But honestly, if replying to old threads is easier than using the "Post New Thread" button you will find a lack of response. I'm not being harsh or negative, I'm just explaining the reality. It's pretty much the same on any forum.