Well the cureent issue with the Article Center is the lack of writers. My solution is simply that if the writers don't come to us maybe we should go to them.
My first idea is to set up Article Writing sign-ups (kind of like the Event Staff sign-ups from a month ago). Sign-ups won't give anyone the Article Writing rank, they will just give us an idea of how many people are actually interested and will be dedicated to the Article Center. In order to get the rank writers will need to complete the requirements Kieth set up last year.
My other idea is to set up a team to “scout” (or search) the forum for interesting threads that can be converted into Articles. If the author of the thread seems like they could cooperate with Article Writing than he/she will be approached and asked if they'd like to get their thread converted into an Article via the Article Center.
Both ideas are just rough ideas but I think they could definitely work to generate activity in the Article Center again. The way I see it at this point it probably wouldn't hurt just to try, right?