Notwithstanding, what you find "totally and utterly pointless" may well, in actual fact, not be the case for someone else.
Indeed, for someone like DOS_BOX, the Edugeek forums are quite possibly so far from 'pointless' as you can imagine. They are his (and others) jobs and income.
Of course this means that there is a bigger picture at stake, this being Edugeek's public reputation for being a 'clean', well presented and professional gathering of Educational IT workers. I presume you have considered this? That is why it really does matter.
Of course, the alternative is slack moderation, vitriol and flaming, and general 'do what you like' behaviour.
Admittedly, given the initial question by RoF was more personal than general, it still raises questions over forum rules (for some) whereas others will be quite content to self-moderate. Discussions like this need to take place, like it or not.
Duly noted how much effort you have taken to get involved in telling us how much you don't think anyone should be involved. Naturally, you needed to reply. :)