How does he or anyone else know what the question is. Is he supposed to go search for your question? He's only trying to make things easier for everyone and seeing how he's a moderator here I'd say he's doing what he should.
If you reply in the original thread it bumps your post to the top and your question will be seen without having to go search for it. So the friendly advice BadToTheBone offered was spot on.
He might ask for a raise if he has to go search other posts to find your question.