How can we discuss proposed limitations without a context?
In my opinion it was cowardly on the part of the original poster to simply delete the rules with no comment.
An appropriate response would seem to have been to indicate that these rules have been rescinded, yet leave them there for discussion of the issues presented by power trails. The reviewer says the policies advanced are still valid, they just were not expressed appropriately, and future hiders need to confer with him regarding power trails.
What a Catch 22 for hiders.
I will be quiet now.