All it does it mean that I have to create duplicate posts when an issue takes more than 6 months to solve. Because of my line of work (government, military) this isn’t unusual. However, it’s not like my circumstances are extraordinary regardless.
Reddit recently made post archival after 6 months opt-in rather than opt-out, and it has done wonders when discussing niche topics.
There’s no benefit to this. All it does is fragment discussions.