Yeah, but that's non-hair stuff so it really shouldn't stop someone from asking for hair advice. Most of the stuff in the SIIDYjr thread was just references to other threads so if you didn't keep up with other threads I can see how someone could get lost.
But just like you said, if someone did decide to discuss something via PM (which people do all the time) I don't get what the big deal is. I guess I have thicker skin because I got talked about all the time. I'm used to folks not like me.