It's a fun concept... but "sticky"-ing a thread keeps it at the top of the thread list.
Usually, if I want to re-find a thread later, I'll try to use a word that I know I can look for in the "Search" drop-down menu.
Something like "predictions" or "money mouth" (LOL, that's a favourite of mine).
Just go to search and type it in the box, search "title" or "entry" and you can even search your own name or somebody else's.
For example, I went to search/advanced search and typed in "predictions" and searched "Titles Only".
I found this one
about prospects, summer of 2008.
(Well, it's been four years since then... so this is a good example!)
Use a keyword in your title (or body) to find it in a few years.
Try searching for your research... instead of waiting for a thread to blossom in several years.
DobberHockey has been around since 2007 (I believe), so the content is there - you just have to go find it.