I believe there is a distinction. It took literally years for the scn public to catch up on my status because I wasn't issued the goldenrod. That bought me time to get a job, get working, move, start a life without harassment. That was different from the public goldenrod issued when I took my son to meet his grandparents, which was issued for the purpose of making my life as difficult and painful as possible. I was married. My husband was in the SO and forced to disconnect from both of us until that goldenrod was cancelled. Our son was an infant. You're probably right that SP Declares aren't issued as often these days, but recently outs on Marty's blog have had them.