More of a role for users
As you might have noticed, I've started front-paging forum topics that get a lot of replies and/or are generally interesting to me.
If you see something you think should be on the main page, just send me a PM and I'll move it up. It won't be any more visible to you guys, obviously, but many people who hit the site aren't aware that I even have forums here, so it might bring some other folks in on discussions here or there.
As you can see by my first such promotion, "interesting to me" doesn't mean "premise I agree with" or "thread in which I've made my point particularly well", since that thread doesn't apply in either case :-)
It's better front-page fodder than my disconnected posts about the concerts I go to and software hacks I write.