This happens alot with some people opening up threads even after the subject has been posted a week and the previous one is still on the front page. If you positively must open up a thread to make an announcement then do more homework to find something really new.
Right now there are some people who (if they could in this section) would be breaking the "news" today that there was a bad tornado in oklahoma that touched down.
If you come to the threads look through the front page (takes like 5 seconds) and its already been announced by someone - You've been scooped - take it like a man or a woman. Join THAT conversation or go look for some real news.
IF not you just end up cluttering up the board for everyone.