Let's ask more questions! More questions will allow more answers, and good, answered questions make our site even more awesome. More good questions can also help in our quest to graduate. Plus, asking and answering more questions can earn you valuable reputation points and badges!
While we're asking more questions, let's try to fill out some of our under-served tags. Did you know that when our top 40 tags each have 200 questions, people can earn the Generalist badge? This is kind of a site milestone (not just about individuals earning badges) -- can we do it? Let's find out!
Here's how it will work:
From now until the end of March 23 UTC (that's 30 days), you earn one point each time you ask a question that:
uses a tag that has at least 10 and fewer than 200 questions (full tag list), and
has a score of at least +1, and
is open at the end of the contest
You get one point per qualifying question, regardless of how many tags it uses. You can use tags as often as you like.
Tags are an ever-moving target (and some curation is happening). If a question qualified at the time you asked it, that's good enough -- we will not yank points out from under you with housekeeping retaggings.
However, if you add a clearly-bogus tag just to get a contest entry, judges reserve the right to disqualify a question. This rule is here for rules lawyers, not because I think it likely that our community members are going to game this.
We probably haven't anticipated all wrinkles that might come up. We reserve the right to modify the rules during the contest if need be. Our goal is to be reasonable and, within that, err on the side of giving points -- we're here to have fun together and help our site.
We're setting a minimum of 10 questions on a tag because we've got some noise down at the very bottom of the tag list, and so that new tags get some vetting from the community before they count for contest entries.
Please record all entries by the end of Sunday, March 24 UTC so I can post a final tally. (They still need to have qualified by the deadline, but I can't assume you'll jump over here immediately to add them, hence this buffer space.)
When you have a new question with qualifying score, edit the community-wiki answer here with your name, a link to the question, and the tag(s) you're invoking. (You only need one tag, but feel free to list all that qualify so we can all see where we're building.)
If you don't have enough reputation to edit the answer, leave a comment on the answer with the information and someone will edit it in for you.
If you see an entry you think doesn't qualify, leave a comment on the answer explaining the problem.
What do you get? More good questions for the site! Bragging rights!
Ok, I also have some prizes. :-)
Stack Exchange has donated some swag (thanks!), so in addition to those other benefits, we'll award physical prizes to:
- the top three point-getters
- and some randomly-selected entrants with at least three points
(To claim a swag prize, you must be willing to privately share a shipping address that will be deleted as soon as your package is in the mail.)
The very best prize, of course, would be for Writing to graduate, but that isn't under our control. Nice notebooks, though, I can send you! And some pens looted from another site, because all of our users are super, too! And there just might be some other things in your box too -- we'll see!
For the winners and wrap-up, see this announcement.