found something I didn't expect to see on any Internet forum software. I did a google search for an IFR flying question and was pointed to a discussion that happened here January 2016 that answered my question. Got to the bottom of the page and saw the notice in the reply box. Made me chuckle as I interpreted it as, "By clicking the 'I understand' checkbox, the MC would like to point out that you could be made fun of by reviving a completely dead thread. Please keep your hands and feet inside the post at all times and enjoy the ride."