I think that there are some implied responsibilities of the original poster in a thread (the thread starter). These include updating the OP with any new relevant information and reporting inappropriate posts in the thread, but ensuring that the thread isn't closed. It seems that most people start a thread, but do not update the first post, leaving new people to read through numerous pages of potentially useless information. It is better for everyone if the OP just updates the OP, rather than salsamd doing it. Just saying.