I don't think any company should get special protection in SW.
There have been tons of _______ (insert console company) doom threads in the past (especially after shows).
I'm against thread redundancy, but if there is individual news per thread (one thread is about Wii U, one is about 3DS, etc), it's fine.
Most of the threads came after the Nintendo Direct. First one in months. So in a way it is after a show. It really wasn't about special protection or anything. The reason was for practice, to try to move all the same threads to one location and to see what you said about polls in threads. I get it now. I know some may say agenda, but there are real reasons for this.