This question in particular
It seems that the person's superstition and belief is being questioned and answer more than the answer. Can the comments and answers be cleaned up to just address the question?
It easily could have been asked as "Can ATC change a squawk code on request?"
And the first answer, which the first paragraph answers the question could be "no, most assignments are automated and it'd increase the workload, etc etc"
And I think a generic answer like that is
more useful in the future since it can answer generically for other questions like "can they squawk my birthday on my birthday"
doesn't show hostility to users who find the question and may be new to the stack