The point is, if the map is actively discussed, it means it is actively played/popular. And doesnt get buried. Maps that are not really good, gets buried faster.
The good thing with ugx forum is that you can sort my by date of thread created. So for the people that doesnt gives a shit about old maps, they can use that feature. For people that gives a shit about old but good maps, they can try old maps that are actively discussed.
If I have messages that are absolutely essential, I can PM the devs. Unfortunately, PM is unavailable to me at the moment.
If Im a mapper, I love to hear constructive criticism on my old maps. I love to hear my maps are being actively played even after years of release.
WAW is dying. BO3 has released its map editor. Having good maps sorted at higher thread might helps. Waw newcomers (esp during waw sale), might benefit from this.
Just my 2 cents.