I think people should say what they think and should stand behind their words. However, in reality, people will censor themselves with a stronger WAHM focus and we'll see less candor. Wish they were bold enough not to. They certainly will stand up and condemn nestle or pampers...but it's harder when there's a person behind the name. A lot of us need practice at how to criticize in a polite, respectful way. And we know, as Becka points out, we have people who used to only visit in order to rebutt. I hate that. But at least it's more honest than sending ambassadors, which is the only option open to people now, and honestly, is probably what I would do in some egregious cases if I were a WAHM. It's nice to think everyone would take the high road...some things are not worth responding to, but a small WAHM is understandably protective of her reputation. But diaper preferences and fit are very personal, and not every diaper is right for every customer. And we have all seen unreasonable customers around here as well. I'd like to think getting people to stick to the facts, and heading off threads that turn into challenge/rebuttal/response/rebuttal which just makes both parties look bad.
I am very split on this, which is rare because generally I find MDC overly restrictive. I think I come down on the side of WAHM participation, with strong oversight. We know there will be both customers and WAHM who will behave badly. But it just reflects poorly on them.
I also think WAHM should be able to reveal who they are in non spam circumstances. I think it's too cloudy for many less active users to not know who someone is because they're not a paid sig person, as long as it is not a public spam response. (the recent thread of "who's who" should have had links IMO.)
I'm still pondering this...sorry if it's not very articulate today.
I'm still startled from the "Diaper Country" segragation. And hoping someone'll make the activism posts disappear from "view new posts" since they annoy me. Hopeless, I know.