Niko, this thread is more meta—it's about censorship, and I was using the 70-200 as an example. Willis posted about the 70-200, but I was using this for what the title says—to discuss censorship on NRF.
I think a better idea than closing Max's most recent thread about the emails would be to ask if you can move it to the 70-200 thread. If he refused to let you move it after you explained why:
We don't want the forum filled with several threads debating the exact same thing with the exact same arguments.
THERE IS NO CENSORSHIP! Only an attempt to keep the peace and order.
then I think you'd be justified moving it without his permission if you included a note saying you had done it.