Premature closing of a thread

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/4/4801618/are-they-paid-for-criticizing

This thread was about general criticism of WP in "most of the reviewer and tech site(s), if not all". This just so happens to include "The Verge", but it's not exclusive to this site.

So there was no reason to close the thread, forcing the discussion to move to the "Meta" forum.