After following this almost 7 years now, one thing I have learned is that scientific peer review is a knock down, drag out affair. Jeds comments here, IMO would be considered normal elsewhere, and expected considering the extraordinary claims made by me, followed by the disappointing outcome MFMP experienced. As Jed said, NiH LENR+ has historically had "lax standards". Maybe tightening them up a bit, will weed out the wheat from the chaff?
As an open source team though, MFMP no doubt abides by different standards than mainstream science, choosing diplomacy instead as the better means to their end...a good outcome. And perhaps in this case, their diplomacy calls for silence while letting a surrogate do the talking? Also, diplomacy prohibits saying anything bad, but it does not prevent saying something good, or supportive.