The reason is that it's a redundant topic with little room for discussion. The purpose of the board is to create discussion, not for members to blog post. Here is every RROD thread...
OP: I am going to tell a quick and boring story that chronicles that I have an RROD, I was about to get into so and so game and now I feel grrrrr! Hopefully it comes back fast.
The problem with the threads is that they traditionally don't involve any sort of dialogue, but are merely journal entries from the OP. This is why an official thread is needed, so the OPs with little value for forum discussion can now become the discussion itself. If you notice, most members that reply in threads like this have nothing of value to say because there really is nothing more to be said about it outside of the OP.
Yes, and i said you can't blame ppl.
I do see the point, however i was hoping to get some feedback with myself being in Trinidad and all. Most ppl have a clear cut case with fixing and i think if it couldn't be fixed (easily) because of my location I would get a clear answer here. That, is different. Of course in the middle of all this I have contacted MS and awaiting a response.