Upload & Sell: On
I don't really have any horse in the race regarding forum schism.
But a few observations are that this ZE/ZF/ZM thread can't contain all the interest or diversity of the Zeiss lenses in other formats or of historical interest and current use.
The horse is already out of the barn, and while this might remain the prime Zeiss thread for most, there are already plenty of alternates. I, for one, have posted several threads on Zeiss lenses I've recently acquired. I didn't feel they were appropriate for this thread and I didn't have any particular interest or hope of them extending into perpetuity.
Carsten -- I would suggest you retitle your thread to reflect that it covers all Zeiss lenses and use, except for the ZE/ZF/ZM. That will ensure a reduced tension level and make it easier for posters to decide which main thread to post in, or whether they should undertake opening their own smaller thread.
It's too bad Zeiss isn't more common or popular amongst photographers, or else it could have its own forum with plenty of specialized threads. But it is no Canon or Nikon, to be able to sustain that much involvement of members.
There are topics I am interested in, such as comparisons of Zeiss against Canon, Nikon, and other lenses, that don't fit in either this thread or Carsten's, and I'd like to see more of such technical comparisons, or simple image postings.