I also wonder what happens when a developer is making continuous fixes, as occurred with the topic about path of adventure, duels rpg or trimps, since it seems a bit random that they should then create multiple topics for each version when they're making comparatively small tweaks, and likely having five topics about the same game would prove just as irritating having huge mondo topics of doom one has to hunt through for different versions (imagine all the warsim topics).
Myself, I wonder if there might be an addon or script somewhere that would auto close topics after a week of inactivity. That way, if a game is a hot topic (quite literally), with much discussion, it remains so, and thus if a developer is making continuous tweaks and updates and reports to the game, the topic remains open. Yes this would mean that some games like crazy party might stay around in new releases for a while, but this would also be a good way of tracking what elements of the community are playing.
If however discussion of the game has lapsed and the topic has autoclosed, then the developer can make a new topic with details of the new release, which would also be a clearer way for members to know about new releases too, and avoid cases of threadcromancy where someone brings back a topic from god knows when just to ask where the game has gone, solving two birds with one stone.
I'll also say from a news writing perspective that would also make new versions of games easier to report, since its not always possible to check each and every post of a topic to see when a new version is out.
Of course having to track a week from last post date would be a miner pest for the mods, so it would be nice if there was a script or addon to do this automatically, though it wouldn't surprise me if there was what with blog posts and such being such a popular past time.
With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)