Before we graduated, I proposed a "topic of the week" to focus the community on specific topics to increase the number of questions on the site.

Asking questions is always healthy but I think we could do a slightly different version this time.

Topics are proposed and chosen by the community as before (i.e. by creating and voting on a meta answer). Each week the top voted topic is chosen and removed from the list. Once a topic is chosen, e.g. "weapons", then for a week we should strive to:

  1. Ask questions on the tag
  2. Answer old questions, if any, on the tag
  3. Review, fix, flag vote on old questions, if any, on the tag

What do you say? Does it sound like a good idea? Are there any volunteers to run this (i.e. cycle the topics, etc)

  • I was trying to think of some way to get our efforts focused on answering/fixing/closing old, highly voted questions. I think point 3 is a good way to do that.
    – user5582
    Commented Aug 11, 2013 at 22:39
  • I volunteer to cycle the topics. I'd suggest "psychology" as the first topic based on this: skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/…
    – user5582
    Commented Aug 11, 2013 at 22:39
  • @Sancho - I think a lot of that needs sifting through for good and bad.
    – Jamiec Mod
    Commented Aug 11, 2013 at 23:24
  • Should we also be deleting answers that have had a "No citations" yellow text warning for a long while and haven't been fixed?
    – Golden Cuy
    Commented Aug 16, 2013 at 3:14
  • @AndrewGrimm sure, there's even a meta post and a specific page.
    – Sklivvz
    Commented Aug 16, 2013 at 9:05

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I really like this idea (I liked it when it was first suggested); as a way to clear up the broken windows as well as a way to promote and encourage new interesting questions it's even better.

If this gets more community support I'm definitely in!


Sometimes it's hard to get your brain wrapped around all the topics treated with such credulity in the media and on-line. It would be a great way to get people interested and involved.

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