I think (part) of the gist of this is that nearly all conversation here is good, depending on what you're looking for. I personally enjoy a lot of the off-topic stuff, as well as the 'serious' threads.I think the Off Topic posts just get more juice when the iPhone chatter quiets down. As a forum owner, I'm happy when people are here. Would I prefer an increase in the amount of good discussions surrounding the iPhone. Sure, but it's not always possible. Let's take Everything Treo for example. Palm hasn't been doing much when it comes to releasing Treo's....there was a time when the site was packed at all hours. I suspect things will ratchet up over there if and when Palm releases the Treo 800w.
Despite a slow period, this is still a very active community. Fast forward to the first few weeks of June and there will be a vastly different dialog going on throughout the hallways of EIC. My guess is you'll find old members returning, new members joining and those who weathered the "cheese moon" topics here discussing the iPhone.
For the record, somehow I missed that topic on the moon. Some of the others mentioned I've simply avoided.
While it is a slower period though, seems like a great time to maybe try to generate some stickies / guides etc. that make it easier for newer people to find answers.
Maybe somebody start a thread nominating subjects that ideally should be covered, then folks could volunteer in that thread to cover specific topics. Maybe have a writer plus editor (2nd pair of eyes) on each topic, or just have mods verify worthiness of a how-to or guide doc, move already existing ones into appropriate spots and all that good stuff.
Or not - I don't mind continuing to rate avatars and such