I don't get all that hostility here.
It's perfectly valid to request something about a project from the very creator of said project. That post is absolutely fine.
Of course, that doesn't mean you as creator have to agree, oblige, or even react at all.
I wonder if you were here back in 2011-12. It got pretty out of hand. RHDN runs a tight ship, and they have their reasons. I know it seems like it should be a totally chill thing, but in reality working with computers (especially in ways that they may not have been designed for, that is, game modding and the like) is a high-stress hobby. Computers are notoriously obtuse to work with, especially when you're talking about decades-obsolete technology.
The rules clearly state that you should never ask a creator when a project is going to be done, and it's considered bad form to make requests if the creator has not clearly stated that they wish to take requests. People just don't read the rules, and many of them don't have any concept of manners or respecting the time/patience of others.
The rules are the rules, and it's been determined in this situation (by the administrators of the site) that they be hewn to closely.
I don't see it as hostility; it's a matter of keeping things under control. 2011-2012 or so got pretty... weird.