Richard, would it be okay if a moderator or manufacturing rep (who then requests the action from a moderator) asks the thread originator if it would be okay to move it to a manufacturer forum?
The thread in question certainly seems to be the sort that would normally go in the Coal-trol forum. I probably wouldn't have noticed this wasn't in the CT forum myself. I tend to just use the forum wide "new" link and sift through the thread listing for what looks interesting, without much regard for which forum a thread is in. I guess my point is, the action taken here doesn't seem out of line. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your intent with the manufacturer/product specific forums.