Originally Posted by willus
Thank you. I asked the moderator specifically about re-directing the dead thread link to this thread, but was told it couldn't be done. I don't know why you couldn't replace the dead thread with a single post that points to this thread, though. I would think that would be a very common need whenever threads are merged, so I'm a bit puzzled it can't be done.
We don't merge threads very often. Perhaps it could have been done a different way, but we do the best we can at the time.