Posted 02 January 2008 - 09:30 AM
In many cases, the problem is considered resolved, but a day later returns; it is far better to continue the thread than to start a new one and link to the original thread.
In other cases, another Member can provide an alternate solution to the problem that worked for them, or suggest an easier solution. Closing a thread would preclude this being included.
Most posters now do not even bother to add a "thank you, problem solved" reply to their thread; it would seem unlikely that they would close a topic once the problem is in fact resolved, so there would be no helpful uniformity of practice.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.