To clarify, for everyone:
"For obvious reasons we (BPL) can't get involved"
The only person who can speak for www.backpackinglight.com is the owner, Ryan Jordon. Furthermore, I am not an employee of BPL. But I know what Ryan's policy is: BPL will not get involved in any disputes between competitors. I can state that.
"Roger suddenly doesnt have an opinion"
Er ... hardly! :-)
But my opinions are my opinions, not BPL's.
> Obviously the opinions are reserved for the paid content(articles).
Well, it would be a dead boring life if our articles did not have opinions, wouldn't it? So yes indeed, articles are expected to sometimes present opinions.
But I am sure 'a few' contributors to these Forum channels may also express their opinions at times ...
> So BPL(Roger) can't take a stance, but as a manufacture I can write articles, full of opinion,
Well, as explained above, 'Roger' is NOT the same thing as BPL.
'Roger', or any other contributor, can take a stance or express an opinion. And you as a manufacturer can also take a stance or express an opinion.
Hope this helps