I feel kind of guilty as I was leading the proverbial horse to water in the apple thread... however, often English sites are difficult to navigate to find specific information. Admittedly I haven't checked the Apple site for locations so I just assumed the post originator had simply had difficulty finding the answer they were looking for and offered a quick response.
Perhaps you have picked up on a valid point about the 'dumbing down ' of standards for posts on geo expat but certainly from a different perspective we may be being overly critical. All to often I've seen qenuine questions met with derision and a rather insulting flaming session based upon perhaps a thoughtless comment or phrase in the original post.
Similarly when searching this very forum for simple answers to basic questions it's amazing to see how many divergent / irrelevant answers are given often with nothing to do with the central topic - you may see this happening above through the addition of some humorous posts. Some are just plain contradictory to the original post!
To summarise it would be quite easy to critique much of what see and read in our everyday lives harshly. It's even easier when we are university educated, articulate, intelligent and perhaps a lot more self confident than others as our standards are higher. But much like Big Brother surely one extreme of taking the Orwellian idea of voyeurism , censorship and control and dumbing down to an excess you may just want to switch off.