I've mentioned this in the previous thread, but making the poll more interactive and informative would be a good start - you'd be filling people in in detail and getting votes with the same move. They could also have the message at the end of the poll be something like "Thanks for voting! Keep an eye out for these template threads on [matchday dates]!" so you could introduce new stealth threads types while keeping them hidden from the mods' eyes. I guess you could also shill your discord in it but that'd be wrong.
But again, these are just ideas I recently came up with, and don't know if they'd work; that's why I'd like to talk things out with the new /a/ manager, maybe a new idea could sprout from our conversation.