This is a sequel to my previous question colimits of spectral sequences .

I think I've found the answer in S.A. Mitchell's paper "Hypercohomology spectra and Thomason's descent theorem". There the author states a "colimit lemma" (page 42) for ss of homotopy groups of spectra, which I think can be literally translated with no harm for cohomology groups of cochain complexes and it's exactly the result I was looking for.

However, my problem is more basic and shameful. Previously, but in the same page, Mitchell says that, having a right half-plane cohomology spectral sequence (coming, say, from a double complex, or a filtered complex), that is

$$ E_2^{pq} = 0 \qquad \mbox{if} \quad p < 0 \ , \qquad \qquad \qquad [1] $$

then it *converges* if it is, for instance, *bounded on the right*, that is, if there exists $d$ such that

$$ E_2^{pq} = 0 \qquad \mbox{if} \quad p > d . \qquad \qquad \qquad [2] $$

I assume the author uses the term "converge" in the sense of Cartan-Eilenberg (otherwise, I don't understand the proof of his "colimit lemma" at all), that is:

(a) We have an *exhaustive* filtration $F$ on the limit $G$, $\bigcup_p F^PG = G$, and also isomorphisms $E_\infty^p = F^pG / F^{p+1}G$, and

(b) The filtration on $G$ is *Hausdorff*, that is $\bigcap_p F^pG = 0$.

Now, I have no problem in assuming that in my particular ss the original filtration of my filtered complex is already exhaustive and hence so it is the induced one on the "limit" $G$ and the isomorphisms for $E_\infty$ (as it is the case for both filtrations of a double complex) and I think Mitchell is assuming this too implicitely, because these conditions seems "for free".

Also, the boundness conditions [1] and [2] will imply that the filtration on $G$ is in fact *finite*. So, if we had (b), the converge would be in the strong sense. Great! :-)

So the point is the Hausdorff condition of the filtration on $G$: why would [1] and [2] imply that the filtration on $G$ should also be Hausdorff?