We seem to have interpreted the post in question very differently. I interpreted it as a genuine offer to facilitate information sharing from a junior member whereas you appear to have detected a Dan Brown novel.
No, no Dan Brown novel detected.
I am perfectly sure that gmlw0908 is in absolute good faith and she is making this offer with all the best intentions possible +1 more ) .
I commented on the particular way she decided to formulate her nice offer, stating how I personally find it fundamentally a "wrong" approach, nothing more, nothing less.
I doubt that the above will (or may) "inhibit information sharing in future", and as a matter of fact the idea was to promote such public sharing.
A quick PM may be a better approach in cases like this.
I am sorry if I hurted the sensibility of anyone, but the suggested PM way is - still IMHO - another form of "politically correct" nonsense, we are on a public forum, things should be discussed publicly, we all are grown-ups, we can talk about matters.
I disagree but that's fine, we don't have to see eye to eye on everything. The only thing I ask you to accept is that it's my role (as moderator) to set what I think is an acceptable tone. I don't often intervene or comment, but when I do, I assure you it's not without good reason.
Now, if we can, let's return to the original subject matter. Thanks.