I added a couple sentences in the same vein as what the OP was talking about to make things less ambiguous, and explained that in the reason for the edit. I was able to find 2 relevant discussions based on the OP's referral, and then, copied and pasted relevant portions from the Reddit articles, instead of simply linking to them, which way back in the day, used to be SE ettiquette.
What. In. The. World.
It's stuff like this, and the downvotes and hate in the question itself, why I don't come to the SE's very much. I had hoped my last absence would have improved the sites. It seems that you guys have went down the wrong rabbit hole.
I've managed to find the answer to my question, which was in part due to the person who answered it, but given the information black hole surrounding this, I must surmise that there's an army of reputation cleaners, trolls, and shills at work trying to scrub the internet of any mention of this information. Which is quite saddening and supports Dead Internet Theory.