Let me respond here as an ordinary member and not an Editor. I have seen many suggestions from members during my association of more than two and a half years with this site. Some suggestions were good also and when they have been implemented with lot of exercise by the ME, the participation of the members was totally poor to moderate. Few examples, I would like to cite here.
1. When I joined this site during Oct'13, there was a weekly TOW and a topic was given every week. It was complained that the Forum page is filled with threads of the Topic given during the week. So, to encourage good posts, the TOW topic was made on monthly basis. See the scenario today. As if no other topic is there, we find more topics on ISC only.
2. Guess the Author contest is another flop show, I don't hesitate to speak out frankly. It was the brain child of our veteran Venkiteswaranji and ME might have burn her midnight oil and did lot of efforts to conduct the contests. But what has happened? Those who have responded in Venkiteswran's thread about the idea of the contest have not turned up. Had all of them participated in the Guess the Author Contest, it would have given more satisfaction to the conductor of the contest.
3. Same is the case with GD contests. Everyone will say that the GD is to be announced and when it is announced, we will see some regular panel members participating in it.
I find many of the members lack consistency and they show much eagerness in their initial enrollment of membership and slowly dissociate themselves from regular interaction. May be personal and professional reasons, I can't deny it. I remember a member who was very active and was awarded 'Rising star' and the very next day onward he failed to rise! What I suggest is let us be consistent. I request the regular authors of the Forum threads also, if there is a dearth for your ideas, better you respond to the other threads and don't raise threads which are useless. Come out of the monotonous posting of threads and don't make ISC as a topic of the day.
Coming to the main point of the thread, thanks to the author for her suggestions and the said topic will be borne in mind while announcing the GD topic and the same would be put up to our other panel members and WM Jose sir.