A) any thread that gets longer than 12 posts will be closed. by this time, the conversation has changed topics 2 or 3 times, and the people who arent part of the conversation arent looking anymore, also anything higher just takes too long to load for the folks with slow connections.
B) in the future, threads with vague topics will be deleted as soon as i find them. vague topics include "I need help", "please help me", "i am having problems". we know that posts are made because people need help... thats why they come to a message board. try to be as specific about your question in the topic as you can. doing this increases the likelihood that your question will be answered.