Why couldn't I reply – Honestly, I hadn't expected such a reaction, from Sun and the other members. I do not subscribe to all threads, so don't receive updates when responses are posted. I check threads if and when I want to. I posted my response after I saw the comment(s).
Can we encourage mysteries – I am not a chapter, in a textbook, that has to be understood on this educational site. My life is personal. And I expect you to respect my wish to divulge only what I want, about myself.
Let sleeping dog's lie. You have this provoking habit of not letting things be. Why stir up a hornet's nest? The question was asked by Sun, I don't see any reason why you should interfere and want me to respond to him, especially when you have not commented on the issue, and especially when the question deviates from the main thread.
Not surprised at all that you allow this deviation. You shift your ground, ever so easily, only when it suits you. You also prod and instigate members, and when the responses aren't savoury, you seek cover under rules and regulations and decorum, completely forgetting that it was you who broke the rules, as in this case.
As for newbies, they'll be looking at accounts that flash the 'Editor' tag. To gauge and judge a site newbies would be checking your profile and your posts and those of your mates. My posts, language, mysteries or whatever, should be least of your concern. If you are really concerned about newbies, then introspect, and bring about change where it is most needed.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino