I don't think anyone should expect this thread to be strictly posts about challenging each other. For one, it's unrealistic. Two, "on-topic" doesn't consist only of making challenges and discussing results...it just means discussion related to the thread. Finally, this thread works around people regularly in direct interaction with each other via brawling. As normal people, we will inevitably break into idle chatter at a rare moment because no one likes to only talk about challenges. It's against the forum rules if it gets unrelated to the thread, but we aren't robots at the same time. The important thing is that we contain the idle chatter to a minimum so that it doesn't get to the point to where the thread can't recover from a derailed conversation.
Once again, this thread isn't dying. It's more "white noise"-ish at the moment because May is a typical school dry spell. With few people joining and few members available for challenges right now, it isn't the least bit surprising. We totalled 41 pages in less than a month, so have faith when I say that this thread WILL recover shortly.