Would you be interested in a weekly topic challenge?
What is it? Basically, every week we choose a topic to focus on and everyone tries to pitch in by asking a question on that topic. See this SO blog post about it:
The Jewish Life and Learning community employs a unique means of encouraging a stream of new topics: their weekly topic challenge. It’s simple, yet effective: users propose topics on meta, which are voted up or down based on what other users would like to answer, and the week’s topic is announced through a separate meta thread every week.
Choosing a new theme each week is a tactic that works. I know that, personally, there are sites where I’d love to contribute more, but sometimes coming up with a question can be tough. These topic prompts can break this writer’s block and nudge users into articulating what it is they want to ask. Trying to come up with a single question among the many possibilities of a site’s scope is overwhelming sometimes.
Just a few suggestions for what our topics could be:
- Asset Allocation
- Algorithmic Trading
- Options Theory
Pretty much any of our major tags could be a "topic" for the weekly challenge. If you like this idea and you think you would participate, then up-vote this post. If you have specific recommendations or suggestions for topics, please submit them below and we can vote on them as a group.
UPDATE: I think I will do it, but starting early next year to avoid the year-end lull in traffic. Please add more of your topic suggestions for future weeks.