Right, the initial post was begun by a guest or student. All I meant was for us to reply in one post. If there is already a thread, just reply in that one. Starting another one will just make it harder for people to navigate the other replies. I really like reading other replies and would hate to have to constantly go back into new subject threads. Plus, the weeks that follow will be even harder to find.
That would make sense, too. As it is, I'm not minding the clutter too much. The setup makes it easy to see which threads have new replies and goes immediately to the ones made since you last looked. So at least you don't have to keep rechecking old threads.