Inasmuch as the overwhelming numbers of obvious bots has demonstrated that your current methods of bot reduction and elimination are clearly not working, don't you think it's time to unveil those aspects of your "secret operations" for bot reduction to the general public, in order that your methods can be critiqued and thereby improved upon?
Got to disagree with that. Less information released to big audiences, the better they can keep bot scripters from finding workarounds before they're even implemented, wouldn't you think? Aren't all these insider sessions locked down by legal agreements not to talk about it?
I agree with your perspective. However, given that the majority of Jagex's player base is considerably younger than what we would expect reasonable behavior from...
Consider this for a moment.
Let's say you're a scripter making hundreds if not thousands of dollars on RS scripts.
Wouldn't it make sense for you to y'know, go to this bot-busting thing? To figure out how exactly things take place? How hard is it to get a ticket to said event? I'm gonna guess not very.
I fail to see the rationale in keeping anti-bot measurements away from the public. Other MMOs, for instance, explain full-well what they use, and they're met with varying degrees of success. Warden may be the most famous, though it certainly isn't the last one. Keeping secrets is only beneficial IF the secret is kept. With a game the scale of RS, it's going to be leaked, sooner or later. If you have a super secret special awesome panel, and one person leaks your secret to say, the botting community. Congratulations! Not only are you not gonna have any secrets kept, but you're left with a very unhappy vocal minority insisting on "why don't I get to know what's going on?"
I mean, seriously. What's Jagex going to do? Hire a guard at the door and stare at anyone sternly and ask "are u bot scripter?" as they try to get in?
In this case, it may be better for them to be transparent than to try to keep things behind doors.