On main forums pages with the list of topics the Ask a Question button is both above and below the list of topics.
On an open thread it seems to be only positioned below the reply box and out of the way. It would be better to have it above and below the posts on an open thread too.
This change has come with the recent redesign of the forums.
The thread I posted on this forum about a 6 month closure, outlining new poster after new poster resurrecting an old thread, made me think that they just don't scroll/swipe way down below the reply box. I think two positions are better anyway, but I also think it would help reduce those old threads being resurrected.