Ok, so if you see a topic that has been left alone for
A month or more,
Chances are you probably shouldn't reply to that topic
1) The owner of that topic will be agitated to see someone replying on a topic that has already been solved
2) if it's an abandoned collab or project, chances are it's going to be VERY awkward to the people who started it
3) This clogs the forum with unnecessary replies or answered topics, almost like a SBYP thing.
It's okay if you have a question to that topic, but if you're just trying to add to the very old conversation, it won't do the forum much good.