Matt and I have added yet another new feature to SA. This new feature will automerge your posts together if you were the last person to post in a thread in x amount of time (Right now the time is 24 hours). We are still playing around with the time right now to see what works best for SA.
Don't worry though, if a thread has died off and you come back to get it going again, and you were the last to post as well, the posts would be merged and the thread will be bumped!
The primary purpose is to cut down on load times, and although it's probably not noticeable, every little bit adds up and helps in the long run!
Feel free to try out here in this thread if you like. Make a post, come right back make another post. You will see both posts but one will have a title that says Automerge or something, refresh and your two posts are now one.
Any questions or concerns let us know!