The book club post is a second part of the handling the storyarc from this scene is. I decided to do a singular post on the questions raised by this scene, as it is a crucial one and the reason Tower of Babel is such a classic, yet I also wanted to give clear context to the discussion, as it only covers five pages.
As for my request, it's rather due to the fact that it is easier to follow the discussion if it is focused on one thread instead split in to two. And since the book club and the first part are on ns_d, I suggested that thread. There's little can do, though, if people would rather comment on it here.