Glad to hear it. We repost older articles because there are something like 3,200+ articles in the T Nation archive and plenty of them are just as useful today as they were when they first appeared, and there are tons of readers who haven't seen them yet.
Not actually true. If older articles are re-published with a new date, they've generally been re-edited and/or revised. There are still brand new articles coming in regularly, several per week actually.
Pretty sure you're referring to tips. They're intentionally short bites not full articles, and they say "TIP:" in all caps before the title to indicate that's what they are. They're not "disguised" as anything.
You're 340 pounds, 35% bodyfat, with a bodyweight bench and a just-slightly more than bodyweight deadlift. You may want to double-check the stuff you're "applying" vs what you're throwing out. I could suggest some reading material that will help, if you'd like.