Giant Bomb recently had a site design as well, and one of the interesting features they added to their forum system was being able to make a post/topic you create an answerable question.
The way they do it is, while composing your new post, you check a box that says something along the lines of "make this post an answerable question", which makes it so the title of the post has a "Q:" in front of it, and gives the post creator the ability to select the best answer to the question, which becomes highlighted as such for other users to see.
Of giving a question credibility to other users, and rewarding those who answer questions well. It'll add the needed piece to the new TAY that I believe it needs
Side Note: I'd appreciate if someone who works for kotaku to post here if they see this. I'd love for this tip to actually be considered, as I believe it would be simple to implement yet really help the new TAY come into its own