Disallowing individual server requests is a poor policy. People show up on your forum, say they're lonely, and you curtly tell them they're not allowed to do that and lock the thread? Seriously? With PR like that who needs pitbulls, huh? In one fell swoop you've managed to remove utility from the forum AND make it that much more inhospitable.
I don’t understand your objection since there are threads dedicated to this purpose and the moderator merely points this out. In my view, it is the best policy because it helps people find what they want.