Schuckerman...there is no rule against reviving dead threads and dead threads can contain lots of good information for review.
That said...many of us here click on "latest posts" and end up reading a long thread and responding to the initial posts without realizing the dated nature of the posts....only to find we have wasted our time. So...we ask that members:
1. Post a new thread when possible OR
2. Make it clear in their post that they KNOW they are reviving a dead thread so that the rest of us will take note. If you don't do this...the rest of us may assume you don't know that you are responding to one and act accordingly.
No longer posting. Reach me by PM!