Rule #1 states to search before posting, not to not ask questions. Just sayin'.
For a user who isn't involved as much as others, one might not know much about the method of flashing to Ice Cream Sandwich without minimal risk. The user was clearly aware of the instructions which implies that he did in fact read. However, not understanding why and asking for clarification can't hurt. If you don't know the back story of a process it makes it difficult to search for such a specific answer.
Everyone has their days. =P
Post type: Constructive.
Rule for a NEW THREAD is definately clear, as for posts within an existing, rules are vague. If you search and read first then you should be good to go. Some people just have too much time on their hands. BUT, if you see the two threads in general, seems consensus is do what the OP (dev) requests... if they say dev only, keep it to the general thread... if they prefer only one thread, like Agat, post accordingly. Last post on this subject in Dev I swear... refer to the threads in general debating this issue. Besides, he didnt say 'omg I wanna have your baby'...