Interesting thread. As an outsider, I must say I have felt a certain amount of "Tesla bias" on TMC - and have noted it in my messages. The moderation itself seems fairly benign to me, though - there are lot worse places on the Internet. I wouldn't necessarily say the "Tesla bias" has been affecting moderation much, but there certainly seems to be a certain level of survivor mentality amongst some of the senior membership. It is evident in things like the "do not quote outside of TMC" signatures as well as some of the ways newcomers are put into their place, as well as how some potentially controversial discussion around Tesla is handled. There certainly is a lot of people, maybe some moderators included, that care and identify with Tesla the company a lot, and sometimes it feels the fear that talk on TMC might hurt Tesla gets a little in the way of free conversation, if nothing else than in self-moderation. It seems mostly a cultural thing, more so than moderation policy, but I would certainly advise being careful at not letting such culture turn into moderation decisions. Even in self-moderation, it can seem a little unhealthy to try to be somehow protective of Tesla. Personally I would advocate places like TMC to function as free of Tesla affiliations, official or unofficial. We don't need to protect Tesla. Attempts to do so could hamper a free and diverse community.