You ARP guys have heard this before, the ARPC was created to retain the ARP Forum. Some thought it to be a quirk and tried to sabotage the committee from day one of conception yet it and the ARP forum lives on. I see every post and read every thought mentioned by the ARPC while they do their respective jobs here. I have never seen so many come together to be so fair to everyone as this committee has in the past few years.
Unfortunately the Moderation of the site and the ARP are on different footing thus the ARPC.
The ARP forum is a catch all for those who wish to talk the talk and publicize their convictions. Not so in the rest of the site.
The issue is temper management and word expression.
There will always be grey areas when conforming to or moderating the site rules. There is no difference in the ARP.
As I see it, the main objective of the ARPC is to continue the calm and diminish the storm. Yet please understand that Penton only requires the typed language be civil and doesn't want to edit content that varies the point of conversation. Let'm Talk is a motto here and includes this forum. The ARPC does retain the right, as do I, to remove controversial threads/posts that could harm this site and damage the reputation of Penton Media.