Over two years old and with 230 "answers" (some deleted) is the original Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 10/2012 - 12/2014).
Some were interested for several reasons in closing the old thread and starting with a clean new version, very recently appearing as Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. (volume 01/2015 - ) [current version]. I don't have anything against this, but it isn't clear to me what others' opinions are, and I don't understand what problems it is intended to solve.
One problem that has been mentioned is that it is "hard to scroll through" the old version. But sorting by active makes it so the recently modified posts are near the top, and those are all that are relevant most of the time. At first it will be nice to have a cleaner version, but it seems to me it will not take long before it is a very similar experience. I also don't see any harm in making the new thread.
My basic question(s) could be summarized as, "Should we have the new version and why?" Elaborated a bit, somewhat redundantly:
- What are some advantages or disadvantages of posting the new version?
- If you are in favor of the new version, how (and for how long) will it solve the problems with the old version?
- If you are in favor of keeping everything in one thread, what are the advantages of this?