I tend, after a couple decades of experimentation with various threaded discussion platforms, to have one thread that's a single post - and locked - with dynamically-iterated updates in that post... and then a link to a different thread that's open, and encourages comment and edit and expansion on the original post.
The data and expertise from the second thread can then be "brought up" to the single-post thread as it matures. This allows folks who just want the current data to hit the single-post thread, and those who want to contribute or critique full access to place designed specifically to do that.
In large part, I've picked that tactic up from some of the Android ROM modding forums that can have hundreds or even thousands of detailled, relevant posts under a single howto guide. I figure of those kids have worked out a system that's viable under that kind of traffic load, we can do the same here with little risk of epic fail.
: sorry to be butting in on your locked thread, DS... rather rude thing to do. :-/