I think both Jay and Ozark are correct ...
A newbie is likely to make mistakes (I am guilty of quite a few)
At the same time, cluttered info gives a bad image of this forum.
I came to this forum by chance and I was amazed by the technicality of discussions (for a moment I thought these are Dr's)
Anyway, I think the solution would be for admins to regularly label such threads as duplicate and probably demote their ranking. This is just in theory. I dont know how to implement. In other technical forums, admins keep moving threads from one forum to other since newbies keep posting in irrelevant forums
I have yet to see an internet forum since 1998 that didn't ebb and flow. Most of the time it's pointless to micromanage them, just gently direct and guide as best as possible. If really out of control, that's what mods are for. Otherwise I trust in people's innate abilities to "get the gist" after awhile. By constantly responding to innate comments and/or threads that are redundant, they are then bumped to the top. Kind of defeats the whole purpose. Less is more. Always. PM's are even better. Posts can be self-edited too. Bonus. Without a 36 point type at the top saying "Newbies, do NOT post without reading this first", we will keep having this discussion well into the future. Academic at best.
Btw welcome Kuly. Tell us a bit about yourself maybe now that we got us a thread going discussing your thread...
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap