So we decided the answer and then forgot to post it
Here’s our thoughts. We’d love to see this poll get use, but it’s a bit of work for everyone, and for that reason, it will probably not be used as hoped.
It has existed for a while now, and it hasn’t proven the opposite to be true of that thought. Even while it was new and at the top of all lists, it was not updated enough by members to keep it accurate.
Similar to SOAOTG/F, people don’t update their status consistently, only when there is a reason to make them remember to do so—like wanting to start a meet up, or making sure people know you’re signing off and not ignoring them.
We’d like to keep as few topics pinned as possible—and even pinning it would not ensure greater “remembrance rates,” since pins can be dismissed by the individual user.
It’s a good idea! And maybe someday in the future we’ll get some kind of integrated, automatic version. But for now, we don’t feel it’s ready to be an official pinned system.