Could we please stop the discussion about why
this thread is alive (and the fact that it is alive)? The reality is that there's no one group to blame (or thank, depending where you stand), and it is a combination of
- active discussion in the thread
- the mod team redirecting sprint topics to this thread
- people commenting the thread being alive/not locked/having a high post count
This thread would've died if there wasn't a significant amount of active interest in sprint on the forums. This thread would've died like threads before it had we not redirected traffic to it. (It likely would not have died had people wanting it to die not posted in it as, despite the steady flow of spam, the frequency of those posts is not significant. So, unfortunately we don't get to appreciate the irony of that.)
But right now, it's here, alive, and there has never been a point at which anybody who doesn't like it couldn't just have ignored it. So, let the people who want to discuss sprint discuss sprint, and anybody who isn't happy with that arrangement can ignore the discussion. After all, the great thing about forums is that you don't have to comment on threads you're not interested in.