The main issue is that every 30 pages or so, people get the misconception that this thread is a hack request thread, not an idea dumping ground. The latter has its benefits. It's fun to peruse, occasionally discuss the hypothetical situations of a goal could be achieved, etc. Once in a blue moon, someone will take an idea from the thread and run with it.
The problem with the former is that it encourages people to make requests, which is clearly against the Rules of Thumbs section of the forum rules:
It is never a good idea to request someone else do work for you. That includes asking for someone to make a utility, do a translation, write a document etc.
This becomes particularly annoying when it leaves posters entitled enough to repost asking why no one's fulfilled their "request."