I might be misunderstanding you, but doesn’t Elizabeth explicitly state that this discussion did take place here?
I read that exactly the opposite way—it says they discussed it, not that they consulted anyone external, much less that they checked with people and were told that there was a consensus that this would be fine. Unilateralist curse isn’t solved by saying “I thought about it, and talked with my co-author, and this seems OK.”
Right, so you set the standard higher than simply talking about it. That wasn’t clear to me from your previous post but it makes sense.