Ok, so here's my idea. Since trading has become the norm and general chat is gone, what if we as a community did this:
Each area with a spawn point (since currently spawn points are safe zones) goes to that spot and put a large ring of campfires there. This way there is a place for everyone to meet at for trade and commerce when need be. Not only that, but if you are traveling to another area, you know you can always go to the trade circle for finding people and goods.
Now i'm sure the PKers lick their lips at this notion, but as a local community we would have to police the area ourselves if need be (although I'm not sure that problem would be that big of a deal).
If you had a large group of people all doing it at the same time you could create a pretty large ring of campfires in a very short time.