This question was recently closed as duplicate and linked to another question:
However by the time it was closed it had generated a significant amount of interest including three answers. The post it was theoretically a duplicate of was this one:
Now this thread that readers are now directed to, only has one answer. And that answer's not accurate. It doesn't contain references to any vetted grammar sources and is generally misleading.
It would be better if interesting and pertinent questions were not linked to dead end posts with only one answer or, worse still, inaccurate or bad answers, especially if the more recent question is getting the attention that the subject deserves. There is no doubt that this would be better for readers here on ELU. (I'm not saying that answer's bad, but it's inaccurate).
There is of course the argument that one could write an accurate answer for the limping, duplicate thread, but we are all aware that this is very unlikely to happen. Old threads rarely get sufficient attention to merit anyone writing an answer for them.
The upshot of all of this is that as things currently stand, readers are not going to get to read a post on this subject with, for example, references to vetted grammar sources. The new thread is now closed and the old one is as dead as a dodo (a dead one).
Maybe the thing to do in such situations is to merge the old question with the new one, but I don't feel it's a good idea to link good questions to threads with no good answers - especially if the tag on the link says This question already has an answer here.
So two things really, is there any chance of reopening this thread, as I believe it would be beneficial for readers. Secondly, what should we do about good questions' being linked to lame threads, especially when they are thriving on their current page?