My intervention ... more specifically sought to ascertain whether it was ethical for Scott to request people's money without any thought of repayment...
Discussion following your post has ascertained (at least how I read it) that 'the forum' absolutely does consider it ethical. Yet you insist upon flogging this dead horse of an argument that it is not.
For your own sake, come to the realisation that you are at least in the minority, very possibly alone, in thinking that what Scott is doing is unethical.
You are welcome to your opinions of the people who use things like GoFundMe to raise money and of the people who choose to donate to things on these platforms, but unless you were of the opinion that Scott's cause was actively harming anyone/anything or that he was deceiving people into giving him money I can't see why you would derail his thread like this.
Actually, I can see one more reason... that you are jealous of the support that has been sent his way.
If you are trying to argue that Scott putting himself out there as a possible recipient of people's money means that less will be donated to 'recognised charities' ie Mind, I don't think that kind of logic is even worth arguing against.
TLDR, you've told us all your opinion, nobody cares.