I doubt anyone is. Generally speaking, such threads would be posted by someone who is active enough to do it, so them having a lot of posts/points would tally with that. Secondly, such threads are often started by a mod/admin because they can sticky the thread without any problem. Generally speaking, the mods/admins do have more posts and points that a lot of other members.
As for your other point, very, very rarely have I ever seen a good thread closed because it was posted outside of an official one. The trouble is, it's not often that someone makes an original thread on something that hasn't been covered.