Continuing the discussion from A modest proposal for the Straight Dope:
Cecil_Adams is proposing a plan to crowd source ideas for a new column. In the proposal, this is the problem he identifies. The current SDMB membership is aging out, and there needs to be new and younger members for the Dope to survive.
Perhaps the answer to the issue of declining membership could also be crowd sourced. Maybe there will be other options available to remedy the problem of declining membership that can be done concurrently with or instead of the current plan.
How can the SDMB bring in more (and younger) members?