Salix, your reply was not viewable when I posted and I see that you bring up valid points, all that I am all aware of.
This is obviously, at least to me, a topic that the written word just won't do.
It's a lot more in-depth than simply taking majorities. It's also actions like blanket-hauling of all RGs in EG, purposely hauling direct to drive up WT. Targeting the city when the LM is the focus. The list is long.
The nut-shell version is this:
Offensive gameplay = good and acceptable, no countermeasures.
Offensive communication = bad, countermeasure in place (the 'ignore' feature)