It amazes me the amount of incorrect information that is put on user forums. There are always mistakes and I have seen some posts where people realize and correct their errors. Primarily though, I see people ranting about “the correct way” when that way is not based in product knowledge, but rather on “it seemed to work”.
This reminds me of the time I went to the pet store to buy some activated charcoal after my dog ate some wild mushrooms. The box I was given was regular charcoal, but the employee assured me that it was the same thing because she had used it and her dog did not die.
Just because “it seems to work” does not mean that what you did was correct.