I completely understand it. I mean, for yahooanswers I post in the "reference" thingy www.bettafish.com
. It's just a forum rule thing, which is basically on any forum. Like that spammer who was posting some bettatalk thing, with two user names >:( It's annoying, and may not be what people want...
Plus it can sometimes come across as "We don't have the answer, try somewhere else." which is bad for reputation
It'd be like me saying "Neil, I have no idea so you should find a new forum" :p
However, I do wonder if it is okay to refer people to an actual fish forum (this one is based mainly on bettas). or a reptile forum, it should be okay :p I was refered to a guinea pig forum from here.