"That's not to say that intelligent discussion of the merits or shortcomings of a stock should be unfairly restricted"
I've yet to see the pumper clowns find any shortcomings to speak of with their pennystock du jour, mostly because they don't have the intelligence required to look beyond company news releases, and BS shorty and MM conspiracies.
Were it not for seasoned so-called "bashers" shedding light on these inarguabley shady companies, then the threads would be either dead, or a chorus of jibber-jabbering "to da moon" paid shills would auto-post ad nauseam, and there are no shortages of threads like that here.
The newbies caught up in the swirl of BS would never learn anything either without the "bashers".
Send a thank you PM to your favourite basher today for making IH an interesting place! =)