Ideas are good, keep them coming!
And I totally get what you're getting at, Chris. The thing is, we do try to go for those threads. Or at the very least avoid those post and dash threads. It's a little difficult in times where there are barely any threads created that fit that bill, but we do try. I personally feel that CCP members still haven't gotten that "chat" feel in the section yet. Which is understandable. They need to be broken though D;
Currently deliberating if Poll of the Month is an idea to even consider.