Often questions in forum threads are ridiculed because the answers could have been found in the appropriate literature.
I cannot recall a single instance where this has been the case. Occasionally, a question is asked where the answer can be found in a generally available source (e.g., any decent English-language dictionary, or a fact that can be readily googled), and the poster is asked (usually politely, not “ridiculed") to exercise the courtesy of conducting a basic search before coming to the forum. I can’t think of a single case where someone has complained because the questioner did not first look to a specialized source. The opposite, in fact, is the case. Participants in the forum often happily look things up in the OED for those that do not have access to that dictionary, for example.
An exception to this is a person who is intent on doing extensive work in a particular field, asking a number of questions, yet persists in not consulting the basic sources for that field. (As opposed to the casual questioner, who simply is asking a one-off question.) For example, New Linguist has repeatedly been told that Wiktionary and other such dictionaries are inadequate for any serious work in Latin; yet he persists in his refusal to consult the well-regarded, basic Latin dictionaries.
But in general, the frustrations caused by your (and New Linguist’s) recent posts are not the questions posed or the sources consulted, but your refusal to listen to the answers and insistence on maintaining your preconceived notions of how the English language (Latin in the case of New Linguist) should be. There is no point in posing questions or engaging in discussion if you are not going to listen to the answers and adapt your arguments accordingly.
Personally, I really like your initial questions. They cause me to ponder questions of grammar I have always taken for granted. But your refusal to listen to the answers to those questions and the dogged insistence that your initial declarations and suppositions, in the face of evidence to the contrary, are right and everyone else is wrong is incredibly irritating and makes any discussion with you pointless.