I believe Marvin’s point was that as you know & state this is a very common subject of new posts. Common enough that there are a multitude of threads already here addressing the issue, reason behind it, and appropriate workaround.
If people would just spend a few minutes looking around before posting, they’ll most likely find the answer they’re looking for sparing themselves the ‘greivance’. They’ll be happy they found the answer to their question & we’ll be happy because the forum is less littered with duplicate posts. No empathy required.
Yes, maybe there should be a sticky on this, but it’s unlikely to happen. If there’s a street that has a 40 mph speed limit, and all of a sudden, to comply with a new law or ordinance the new posted speed is now 30 mph. The cops that have to enforce this new law aren’t going to tell you that you can still do 40 on this other parallel street 3 blocks over because it’s in a different city or county, are they? Same with SanDisk; I doubt whether they could officially recognize (‘sticky’ a thread) here on their forum revealing how to get around a limitation they were forced to implement in order to sell their product in a certain geographical market. And a pretty big market to boot.
If this were a non-company sponsored forum, then yes it would probably be alright. But since it’s not, people simply need to look for their answers (to this and any other problems) among the threads that already exist here. It’s not rocket science. All one has to do is read. That’s only common forum courtesy, besides getting the information you want a whole lot quicker.