I was wondering if it would draw more attention to some threads on what are we doing currently.
Example: Combine what are you eating with reading and listening. That is not to say you put all food, music, reading into the same thread, but simply your current activity. It would keep the thread higher on the recent threads page and we would miss less posts. I also think it would spark better discussion within the thread. Oft we add what we are eating or doing to smoking. I think it would provide a better image of what's going on with our friends.