The article is not about p mods breaking rules when they talk, it's about having to see whatever they say regardless of what it is. With more and more p mods, who are now a lot different than the old policing force, there is now more and more random chatting from p mods and sometimes some abuse of this privilege. It's not necessary to have such a potentially monumental privilege when you do not use it for it's intended purpose. Maybe even give the option to turn it on....?
It's not about bad seeds, it's about the new "brand" of p mods having a completely different attitude and maturity than the older ones. Why bother? Because it's could be simple and benefit both groups. I know a few p mods who wish they could turn the option of showing through off.
Again, it's not about bad seeds as you seem to have thought I was talking about. If you know the basics of the pmod system you'd know Jagex does not do most of the work with new p mods and tend to listen to "mentors" if there are any questions about a certain mod. It's obvious if a p mod will become a community based mod or a policing based mod so they could hand the privilege out accordingly or make it so you have to activate it to use it. It's just not necessary to us all the time, especially when the newer p mods are the talkative type, which can make it harder to trade, recruit, or talk to someone on Public: Friends.
With the change in times you need to change some things when they become unneeded. The older p mods still rarely speak and when they do it has a purpose. The newer p mods speak freely, which is fine, but when it shows through the filters it can become a flood of words.
I definitely like the idea of being able to turn the option on or having it taken away by a mentor. But as you said, maturity in new P-Mods is an issue. I do know little of the P-Mod system, and if it is true that JaGeX doesn't spend a ton of time on recruiting new ones, my argument is pretty much pwned. xD
Nice work on persuasion, usually I don't buckle so quickly. I still wish the Times would move back to more content-based articles, though.