Hi Fay_the_Grumpus ;-)
Yea, I have seen this regularly, both here, and on other on-line forums.
Sometimes life does intrude, and it may take several days, or even a week to get back to an on-line discussion, but more often, IMO, it is because the OP doesn't like the answers they are getting.
I see _so_ many people coming here looking for a simple solution to their complex problem, and almost all Human-Equine problems are complex, usually involving the Human part of the equation needing to re-evaluate the way they are approaching the relationship. This tends not to sit well with some personality types; alas for their poor horses :-P
And the same situations come up again and again, with the same forum regulars trying to be helpful, whereas if the OP had done a simple search before posting, they would have already known the answers they could expect.
Honestly, I have gotten to where I just shake my head, and move on for the most part.
Maybe they should put a "sticky" at the top of the Home page to the effect of "If you want a push-button ride, get an ATV."
Steve Jernigan KG0MB
University of Colorado