There is a FAQ contained in this forum's Charter [webmasterworld.com] that may answer some of your question.
The number of days allowed for a thread reply can change. The last I heard it was set at 60 days. If you come across an older topic that is closed you may certainly start a new thread and link to that older thread.
Hello bill, This is what was requested in questiom, does webseterworld has any rules regards to same ? what is the correct time period before any new topic or last replied comment to a topic becomes old. Forum Charter does not answers the same.