Andy, I am not trying to make a big issue of this. I agree any spectra going into a general database needs to meet it’s standards and the BeSS standards is fine.
When I did my dark v bias comparison I used a region without hot pixels as they would be rejected in a standard statistical test when calculation the mean and variance of a sample.
The examples I gave were just to point out different style of instruments have different characteristics and the need to think about what processing is relevant. (Another example is to flat field a slitless spectra or not.)