Not silly, just incompetence.
This has been raised before, even before the notorious recode.
We seem to be groaning under relatively simple bits of miscode
@miked - it is worth opening a Google Sheet so that we can add these annoyances (all over again?)
I DO think it would be more satisfying and encouraging to be able to add it to a list in a constructive way, After all, such reports here are lost almost immediately.