What is a serious question?
Where does spoon feeding start?
What is the function of a free forum?
What "requirements" can you place for free?
What is a good answer for something as personal as your state of playing - when NO ONE HERE HAS EVER HEARD YOU PLAY.
I think that many ask questions and aren't even serious about them - we notice this when there is an initial (poorly qualified) question. That causes us to ask questions that never get answered.
Take this thread for instance: an unknown person claims to be using the wedge, and claims to not be getting results. No further response. If there was real interest it would have gone further. Let's assume that this person REALLY was using the wedge - where do we offer help? Who showed them the wedge, who is monitoring the process? what do they say?
Unfortunately, throwing terms around is very big on an open forum. What the wedge is, how to correctly perform it, what effect it has on our playing are no mysteries. Now we have a poster saying "I am doing it and it doesn't work. Any comments?". Doesn't work is a pretty stupid description for anything and perhaps does not even deserve a serious answer. A serious answer however would look like this:
1) what are you doing that makes you claim to be practicing the wedge? (here we define if the question is copy paste or if this is BS from the get go)
2) how did you decide to start using the wedge?
3) what are your expectations for using the wedge
4) how much do you practice every day?
5) what do you practice every day
6) what ensembles do you play with
7) describe in detail what is not working
If we even get answers, I can guarantee the following: The thread owner does NOT really know what the wedge is. They were perhaps thinking about hitting higher notes and got the catch phrase from somewhere. They have problems with conventional breathing as well as other bad playing habits that need to be solved before a wedge could become useful. They started a thread and abandoned it before it even got started. Now over a year later you blame the Trumpetmaster Cadre. In the light of what I just posted, you understand what I think about this "opinion" of yours.
It is REALLY TOUGH to dictate common sense. When someone has a "problem", the description "doesn't work" doesn't get you help anywhere. If a member knows what the wedge really is, they have the tools to judge their progress. If they read about something, they can ask a question about what they read. With a little bit of thinking, they will give us a description that helps judge the question as even worth answering.