I know what you mean about getting tired of jokey responses when what you want is the answer, it can be very frustrating. On the other hand, I'd say you are very distinctly acting like you have no sense of humour. If the only responses I ever got here were dry and informational, I would be thoroughly overwhelmed by the amount of knowledge that Mudcatter's have, and feel very much like my silly little questions were wasting thier time. Like the post that Alison mentiond, I would feel as if what I was thinking about had already been discussed into the ground, and was no longer interesting. I looked at the tinwhistle thread you brought up, and must agree that almost all the responses are mostly helpful, if not directly, they are interesting and on subject. Whistle-stop's remark was a bit smart ass, but also forgiveable... and aren't we all big kids here, to not shy away from a bit of language now and then, and mature enough to laugh at ourselves?
Oh.. and aren't you trying to impose YOUR standards on everyone else here? I don't see your Orwellian connection.