Maybe so and I'm not interested in getting into an argument about it, however although in this instance it is minor in previous instances it hasn't been. We are all entitled to our own opinions but there are times when perhaps someone else may not want to hear it, (or in the way it is said - the problem with keyboards).
An example would be someone posting an item for sale only to be told the same product, or similar, can be had for so and so - by someone who has no intentions of buying it. Now, I have no doubt this had been done by way of friendly advice - but posting on an open thread is a little unhelpful, a pm might be better.
I have been on the receiving end of it myself when asked by a seller for feedback I posted that the part wasn't a good fit and that it had gouged some paintwork.
The next post was……well that's not very helpful you should have spoken to them directly……why? I was giving feedback.
New members being slated for not using the 'search' function. Maybe it is a little annoying, (to some), however not particularly friendly IMO.
If I have no interest in the subject line I don't read the thread. If I don't have a relevant comment to make I don't make one.
That's my opinion
The thread appeared as current at the bottom of the screen as a comment had been made yesterday. When I look at a thread I go to the beginning so that I understand the relevance of the various answers and comments. I apologise, but I don't check the date.
I have no doubt that your comment was made with the best of intentions and commend you for including the above links in your reply. As I've already said, keyboards are not good at showing emotion or the context of the statement.
Beer and a shit day at work are not good either and for that I apologise - I maintain my original point however.