This happens to me regularly.
Sadly, I am one of them. I will write a reply, reread it and think, "do I really need the hassle that voicing my own opinion might bring on?", then delete the reply. I actually miss the days when I was just Newshawk, DirecTV user...
I do the same thing, and I'm not an employee of anything satellite/TV related other than this site (where I am an unpaid volunteer).
And with that role I am obligated to point out the rules from time to time - the following rule might be appropriate for the topic of this thread:
The opinions of our staff members are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of DBSTalk.Com or any other company. From time to time, our staff's close relationship with manufacturers and service providers may lead to an exchange of gifts, and both staff members and testers may be given equipment or services for testing or evaluation purposes without charge. DBSTalk.Com registered members who are compensated for their opinions or posts must reveal this when discussing any product for which they are compensated. Where appropriate, further disclosures will be made on specific products and services.
As far as I know, the only posters who are compensated for their posts are the DISH Internet Response Team members. There are examples of where they have been extremely helpful but they too get raked over the coals by members who (in my personal opinion) often expect too much.
It is good to see poster's relationships with the companies disclosed ... even though it is not required unless they are compensated for their posting. But keep in mind that a disclosure that states someone works for DirecTV does not make that person your personal contact "buddy" that you can demand service from 24/7. Please be respectful.