Actually, it started with Letters To the Editor.
Is the news section of the site bound to the forum in some way? If you don't want comments, couldn't you just not make a forum topic? And the News entry still exists on the site without comments. Why is there even an unlocked forum topic if not to give comments and talk about the contents of the news?
Yes, the News section is nothing else but a part of the Forum. So if you open up any News - you also open a forum topic automatically (since they are one and the same), and the News topic becomes the first post. And all topics are unlocked by default. So there is no possibility to inform people of something without commenting.
And if the hack is lost in the croud of released hacks, you still have that thing called reviews - which I believe are welcome, But once the review is accepted, there is no possibility to ever remove it, or to answer it. What if the hack is updated and the review is dissing at the former bugged version - and players don't really pay that much attention for the game versions.
Even if you then choose not to inform anyone, ie not open a News topic at all, since this is a forum topic by default, you still fall short, since RHDN automatic bot will eventually open the News topic automaticllay on "latest new hacks" or "latest new document" and it will again be a news/forum topic for everyone to post in.