Upload & Sell: Off
I cannot imagine that this thread will be damaged by the new one. There are still so many posters in here, and it is constantly near the top. There are a lot of people interested only in ZF/ZE lenses, and not other Zeiss lenses, and for them, this is the perfect thread.
I would recommend then that the new thread is for all non-ZF/ZE Zeiss lenses, and this one remains as the dedicated ZF/ZE thread. The few people who own some of each and prefer to post in just one thread (like myself) can also use the new thread, but that is minor. The new thread has seen an early influx of medium format Zeiss photos, so providing a home for less-well-known Zeiss lenses is a positive thing.
I think that saying "splitting off in even more threads" is a bit of hyperbole. In fact, there are loads of Zeiss-related threads all the time, and this is more what the new thread is hoping to address, not to kill off the most popular Zeiss thread. There must have been about 40-50 Zeiss threads in just the last month.
In order to try to maintain both this and the new thread, I will place a notice about that at the top of the new thread.
The people who like being here will surely continue on posting here, and I will be over in the other thread, trying to turn it into a more general Zeiss resource. I have just added a list of Zeiss-FM links to my first post, to try to tie together the information better. If the Zeiss 35/1.4 owners want to keep their own thread, that is fine too. In the end, we each have our choice, which aren't mutually exclusive. I would personally continue to read all three threads.