With all the zeal of a true believer the Flickr Helpers once again rail against all evidence and common sense.
I don’t think these people are stupid. As such their position is quite hard to understand. Any reasonable person that goes through the evidence that has been presented in the group would come to the same conclusion as its members: Flickr staff do remove watermarked images from Explore and they do ban people from Explore for watermark use.
So why the stubborn efforts to dissemble? Are the Flickr Helpers like Colleen and The Searcher under orders from Flickr? Are they afraid of losing their special status? Is their disdain for Explore so great they would rather see people get screwed over by bad policy than speak the truth? Or do they love Flickr so much that they would rather believe the lie than live with the truth?