"Last I checked, this website is funded by a company that sells products, content, and solicits memberships."
Actually, it's funded by the collective membership and some amount of commercial income. However, by joining we agree to abide by BPL's rules and interpretation of same. While I hate to see threads deleted or posts censored, there have definitely been occasions where that has been warranted. There have also been threads where, IMO, censorship should have been exercised and wasn't, including at least one where I conducted myself in a less than exemplary manner. Arbitrary, subjective? Sure, but the folks that run this website are fallible humans like the rest of us and on the whole I think they do a pretty darn good job. One thing I do not question is their good intentions. Bottom line, it is up to the individual to decide whether or not this state of affairs is acceptable to them, or not, and participate, or not, accordingly. My 2 cents.