i do not strongly promote the use of pirated software, i dont go around making threads and posts telling people to pirate stuff.
sometimes people ASK how i got 3dsmax or ASK how can they model without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars. i simply give them an option, thats all.
im sure the Yoda modeling tutorial was closed because its a tutorial on how to make a super high poly model of a model thats already made.
the changing heads thread was probably closed because you cant simply change heads, and tons of modelers know this and would have mostly likely flamed him massively.
i think Kman and the other mods are doing a fine job.