To be entirely honest, I've often wracked my mind for more questions for Writers.SE. I usually come up empty. I have trouble imagining a question drive helping, unless the topics themselves are thought-provoking and encourage me to think of something new.
So "poetry" or "tech-writing" would get nothing from me, but even my own comfort zone tags like "science fiction" or "plot structure" or whatnot probably won't get much of a response from me. If I had questions on these - if I could think up questions on these, which I think would be a good match for Writers.SE - I would've come up with them ages ago. I kind of assume most of the other regulars here are in similar situations, because the regulars are quite devoted, but hardly ask any questions at all.
So, I would wonder if we can find more... creative topics. Something accessible to all, but not relying on them having questions they could get to if they just brainstormed for ten minutes.
A random example off the top of my head. If we could somehow use a specific popular book, movie, TV series, etc. as a springboard for questions, maybe we could get writing questions that'd pop up by considering writing within that setting. Say, if we were to ask writing questions relating to House, we might get a spate of:
- "How do I make my readers like my misanthropic character?"
- "I'm finding the formula I'm writing in too restrictive, what can I do?"
- "How do I shift focus from the main character over to other characters without upsetting balance?"
- "How can I pull off earnest romantic subplots when my overall theme is overwhelming cynicism and dysfunctionality?"
None of these are questions I'd ask on my own. Even if House inspired me to come up with such questions, the detail I'd need for a full question would come from House, not from my own work. On the other hand, if I tried to pull such questions from my own work, they'd need a ridiculous amount of detail and explanation, because you'd have to get across a ton of information to explain the issue you're trying to address and why you're having difficulty with it - nobody else knows the piece or anything about it.
I'm not saying "let's ask about writing TV shows," I'm saying that IMHO a promotional question drive would really need an inspiring topic in order to be of much benefit. So that's what I'd like to see discussed if we propose such a promotion.