One: Most of those active on chat DO edit and contribute. I try to write a story every once in awhile.
Two: Not all of us feel comfortable going and editing other people's pastas. A wiki, sure, but when you've got a dozen ops and admins going in and Pointsgaming or editing every five seconds, we don't see a point. We edit and write our stories. Doing this is just going to cause people to stay away from Creepypasta, as the communing is what draws us here. From there, most of us write pastas. Chat isn't a distraction to editing. People aren't going to edit just because you get rid of chat.
Three: If you feel underappreciated like you're the only one doing work, Let me play you a sad song with a violin.
Four: I agree, that people are not editing like they should be, and the point of this site is not chat but to write Weird Tales, Dark Fables, and Horror Stories. You don't think that I feel underappreciated for my work? Sure, I do. I don't complain about it. This is the one website where I can publish my work and get criticism based on grammar, structure, and effect, not on morals like going to my family or friends with stories.
To Reiterate the point, getting rid of chat will only anger those who DO edit and like to chat often with friends, and will cause those who frequent the chat and don't edit often to simply leave until they do. You act like People have an obligation to this website and people feel the need and obligation to follow your leadership.
My gut tells me that regardless of votes or opinions, if enough people OPPOSE your idea, you will close this thread. These threads serve one purpose, and that is to root out who agrees and disagrees with you. You end up enforcing the policy anyway, and closing the thread.