please understand my friend, i have the deepest respect for you and your efforts for the EAB community and the community in large. but are not the HOL screen shots submitted from users ? for the wont of one small argument (which IMO shouldn't be a problem)
The reason i would second a poll in this matter is that i find HOL a resource, by putting the water mark you damage that resource by claiming it for sole HOL usage.
It is a shame that the HOL team feel they need to do this. but on a personal level, isnt HOL about what the users want, insofar should not a POL be queried the users to see if a water mark really is what HOL is about ?