Now, I can appreciate these rules. My problem is, I'd rather have my small ad-paragraph removed so the thread could stay open, but there's no way to communicate that directly to any moderator, is there?
To be frank, I'd probably have closed it anyway. It reads more like an advert than a request for critique (Which is, incidentally, the supposed purpose of the Your WordPress forum).
You are of course free to start a new thread.
I do, though, agree with your point about their being no particulalry obvious way to contact moderators with a specific question. (Though I personally am available on IRC a fair bit, and through the Codex mail option, or a note on my user talk page.)