OK you make some fair points, our location guide does have a fair few inaccuracies. However, if you consider it from the point of view of someone asking the questions, I think most of my previous answers/comments still stand. The point is for people not to ask "where do I find X" without even looking at our guide in the first place.
For example, you want to know where to find Goldeen in Platinum. First you'd look it up in our Pokedex and see the locations. You'd open up your game and find which is the nearest location. 90% of the time you'll go to a location that has Goldeen. But if you pick Route 202 and find there's no water there, then you'd most likely go and pick another location and find Goldeen there.
If you tried several locations and couldn't find any, then it would be fine to ask a question here, to get complete clarification.
Same applies to your Hoothoot example. If you looked up the location here, although it's missing Route 211 there are still several valid locations. So I don't see why you would need to ask a question here.
I think I explained other examples in the previous thread. If an encounter is rare, it's fine to ask if there is an easier way or additional methods. There is a subtle difference in the way questions are asked though. For example:
- "Where do I get Chikorita?" -- seems to indicate they haven't looked at our guide to find the answer.
- "If I didn't pick Chikorita as my starter, is there another way to get it?" -- shows they're aware of one method but want to know if it's still possible to get it elsewhere.
I guess you could say it boils down to whether or not they put the minimal effort into finding an answer.
Hope that makes it clearer.