I read the majority of posts in that thread, and really didn't see anything inflammatory, or provocative, in fact I wanted to comment, and discovered the thread is locked?
I have been a member on this forum for 5 years, and seen locked threads and some very heated discussions, but honestly do not understand why a moderator chose to lock the thread I'm referring too.
It would be nice if a moderator is locking a thread that the final post have some kind of explanation, otherwise it just looks like a moderator got pissed off and uses his moderator capabilities to be heavy handed or possibly even unfair.
If the reason is due to food safety and the concept that sous vide done by home cooks without the proper knowledge, and SMF wants to not further bad information, then I do have a problem. However I will reserve comment until someone from SMF responds.