They archive, but not soon enough. I envision a system with 1 month of posts and at the bottom a link to the previous months posts. This would shorten the main page but keep access to older posts with valuable information. We are up to 35000 posts now and they are all out there somewhere.
This site is a great tool, and anything that Bobs crew can do to make it even better would be GREAT!!!
After each month, there could be the link to the next previous months, etc. Or it could be broken into 2 month segments. Which ever is the easiest to manitain. Then you could get to the bottom of the much smaller main page to post a new thread.