I've trawled through all the messages posted on this one and no one has given the reason which I started using the forum.
I have been tackling cryptic crosswords for a number of years; I have learned by checking answers to clues unsolved, by looking at solutions the following day/ week.
I have found that some solutions still do not make sense. (I hope that pooksahib agrees).
This site provides people who have the ability to explain how the solution has been arrived at, by doing so. There is nothing elitist with that; we can all learn from it.
I do enjoy the exchanges created in doing so and a bit of banter thrown in adds to enjoyable reading.
As for the original thread, I'm with trevor and others leave well alone...