Today I came across this Stack Overflow question while Googling. I wanted to reopen the conversation and try to ask about scalable solutions (the solutions posed are not) but the question is eight months old and basically dead.
I guess the best thing to do would be to ask again? This got me wondering about dead questions that have some answers but could be expanded upon. Are redundant questions with good answers spread among them a bad thing? Certain other sites that SO competes with have this problem in a big way and it can be frustrating when turning up pages in Google.
Is there some other "right" way of re-starting a conversation that died because the asker was satisfied or absent?