I have not been on outdoors.SE as long as some of you, so I missed a lot of the old stuff. I think I started reading posts here about a year or two ago. Point of view from one of the somewhat newer members...
I am usually a lurker around here. I read a lot, trying to gain more insight, here about others' problems so I can avoid them, or otherwise benefit from them.
I occasionally dig into the archives and read as much as I can, but there is likely still a lot to be seen. When people bring old posts into the foreground, sometimes it causes us newer folk to see some good posts that we would have missed.
In fact, if I recall correctly, at least one of my accepted answers was to an older question which I saw when it got bumped into the recent activity list. I was interested in the question, as it was something I had just recently been studying. I read it, thought I could provide some good information, and was surprised the next day when the question OP changed its accepted answer to my new one.
That would not have happened if the old question had not been brought to my attention.