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Ending the tag challenge

I think the time has come to give up on the tag challenge efforts. The last two challenges (June 10-23 and June 24-July 7) have collectively garnered only two entries and very little tagging effort. ...
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Tag Challenge! June 24 to July 7: Self-Publishing, Planning, Constructed-Language - RESULTS

Welcome to stage 2 of our tag challenge! Stage 1 was very successful so we decided to keep going, with a few slight changes. The tags: self-publishing started at 257 questions planning started at ...
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Tag Challenge! June 10 to June 23: Formatting, Poetry, Ending - RESULTS

Welcome to stage 2 of our tag challenge! Stage 1 was very successful so we decided to keep going, with a few slight changes. The tags: formatting started the challenge at 308 poetry started at 151 ...
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Tags of the week! May 13-May 19, 2019: Tools & Language — RESULTS

WEEK: May 13-19, 2019 TAGS: tools and language At the start of this week tools had 182 questions and language had 128. Let see how high we can get them by week's end. At the end of the week, tools ...
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Tag Challenge! May 27 to June 9: Character Development, Narrative, Mythology - RESULTS

Welcome to stage 2 of our tag challenge! Stage 1 was very successful so we decided to keep going, with a few slight changes. The tags: character-development started the challenge at 462 narrative ...
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Tags of the Week Promo—Stage 1—COMPLETE!

We started with a terrific tag-boosting contest that ran Feb 21-Mar 23, 2019. This was an official SE contest with real prizes and everything. Entrants got a point for every question they asked (...
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Tags of the week! May 6-May 12, 2019: Science Fiction & Resources — RESULTS

WEEK: May 6-12, 2019 TAGS: science-fiction and resources At the start of this week science-fiction had 165 questions and resources had 158. Let see how high we can get them by week's end. At the end ...
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Tags of the week! April 15-21, 2019: Planning & Translation — RESULTS

WEEK: April 15-21, 2019 TAGS: planning and translation At the start of this week planning had 168 questions and translation had 137. Let see how high we can get them by weeks end. At the end of the ...
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Tags of the week! April 29-May 5, 2019: Research & Book — RESULTS

WEEK: April 29-May 5, 2019 TAGS: research and book At the start of this week research had 119 questions and book had 152. Let see how high we can get them by week's end. At the end of the week, ...
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Why isn't our tag challenge working?

Following our very successful tag competition we decided to continue question pushes to get us toward the generalist badge. So far we have had 5 editions of the weekly tag challenge: Tags of the week!...
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Tags of the week! April 22-28, 2019: Essay & Marketing — RESULTS

WEEK: April 22-28, 2019 TAGS: essay and marketing Results And our winner is... it's a tie. Congrats. Cyndi and April each posted 1 question about marketing. It was a slow week with only two promo-...
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10 question per day, now what?

In an awesome effort from out amazingly effective contest we have passed 10 questions per day. See the great screenshot below! Now that we have passed this milestone, what do we do next? How do we ...
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Tags of the week! April 8-14, 2019: Punctuation & Naming — RESULTS

WEEK: April 8-14, 2019 TAGS: punctuation and naming Results Our second tag promo week kept the momentum going with 7 new questions from 6 users. And our winner is... Linksassin. Congrats. ...
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Add a writing competition to our tag challenges?

In the initial tag challenge suggestion there was a comment suggestion we alternate between tag challenges and writing challenges. @Cyn has taken up the task and started creating our weekly tag ...
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Contest: ask questions, earn badges, win prizes!

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, ...
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Announcing our contest results!

Update 2019-04-03: All swag prizes have been mailed (via US Postal Service). Those in the US should get them in about a week; unfortunately the postal clerk couldn't give me an estimate on delivery ...
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Tags of the week! April 1-7, 2019: Poetry & Non-Fiction — RESULTS

WEEK: April 1-7, 2019 TAGS: poetry and non-fiction Results Our first tag promo week got us off to a great start. 7 new questions from 4 users. And our winner is... April. Congrats. April posted ...
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Proposed contest: let's recognize some generalists!

This is a proposal for a contest, not a contest announcement (yet). Please help refine the idea, and then we'll run it. The Generalist badge is a milestone for sites and not just individual people. ...
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Would we be interested in holding a question drive (contest)?

In the distant past we talked about having a question drive and later held a genre Q&A contest, but that was all years ago. I recently saw an answerathon contest on another site, and that got me ...
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Where should we advertise our site in 2019?

Last year we collected ideas for ads to run on other SE sites. This year I have a two-fold question: where on SE should we advertise (and how), and are there places outside of SE where we should be ...
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Let's advertise Writing on other sites (2018 edition)

It's a new year and we have a new name. Let's make (or update) ads to promote Writing Stack Exchange on other sites on the network! Last year we made several new ads. For some, maybe we just need ...
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A proposed follow-up to boost Writing Challenge and Promote Writers.SE together

I bumped into a few old interesting meta questions/posts: What questions should be compiled into Writers.SE ebook? and Writing Contests. Alternatively, I am also witnessing newer trends and ...
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Should we change our name?

This is done. See: This site is now Writing Back when Writers was created, the convention on Stack Exchange was to name sites for their audiences -- Programmers, Super User, Webmasters, Database ...
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Can we improve our short network pitch?

All SE sites have a short blurb that appears on network profiles and the list of all sites. Here are some examples: Ours currently is: That feels weak to me. First off, I think "professional and ...
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Let's advertise Writers.SE on other sites, 2017 edition

In 2015 we made ads for Writers to submit to other sites. In 2016 the formatting requirements changed and we made just two ads, one for Worldbuilding and one for EL&U. For this year we've ...
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How can we attract questions from all the OTHER writing domains that are on-topic here?

In a comment on Can Writers Graduate? Correlation between voting and progressing?, Mark Baker wrote: [W]riters is very clearly not doing everything else right because the participation by ...
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Promoting Writers SE on YouTube?

I am starting a YouTube channel for writing tips, and I wanted to share Writers SE with my viewers, as it has greatly helped me with my writing endeavors. Acting on the advice of this answer, I'd ...
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Let's advertise Writers.SE on other sites, 2016 edition

In 2015 I suggested we advertise our site selectively on other SE sites and people generated several ads to run on Science Fiction, English Language & Learners, Academia, and The Workplace. It's ...
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Let's advertise Writers on other SE sites!

Stack Exchange sites that have graduated can add community ads to the rotation of ads shown on the front page (that place where you sometimes see ads for random other SE sites). These ads are voted ...
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How is “questions per day on average” computed?

My question, How is “questions per day on average” computed?, is prompted by noticing that Writers SE is still in Beta apparently because the number of questions per day, on average, is below some ...
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Let's Hold a Contest! [October 2013]

Goal Writers.SE has been small but steady for quite a while; we're not slipping, but we want an opportunity to grow. So we're planning an event which is a combination of of promotion, and content ...
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Writers.SE's Genre Q&A Contest!

NaNoWriMo is in full swing, and that's the perfect opportunity to kick Writers.SE up a notch as well! So we're pleased to announce Writers.SE's Genre Contest - an event to beef up our site content ...
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What tags will be included in our November contest?

As previously announced and discussed, we'll be holding a contest in November (coinciding with National Novel Writing Month), and we'll be focusing on expanding our content on the topic of specific ...
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Are there any special plans for NaNoWriMo 2014?

National Novel Writing Month is significant for many newer fiction writers, who are naturally a source for questions—and we need more questions! "Is NaNoWriMo a growth opportunity for Writers.SE?" (...
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World building SE site

Edit This proposal has entered the commitment phase, if you're interested please take a look: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/63276/worldbuilding?referrer=lXRV2pz-84DT8d_GnskAZQ2 /Edit ...
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Status of the weekly writing exercise?

We have a weekly event (Tuesdays at 17:00 UTC) in chat that we advertise as a writing exercise. It's organized informally: people gather and somebody throws out a writing prompt and people share ...
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Maybe we should own something like “this week best writing” on finished site?

Photography SE has a contest for the best photo every week. They represent this photo on their main page. Shouldn't we have something similar with novels\articles\posts\anything-that-could-be-written?
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What form should a Writers.SE book take?

We've had a meta question looking for questions to include in a Writers.SE e-book. However, a good book demands structure and planning. It's difficult to select questions for inclusion without knowing ...
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What questions should we compile into a Writers.SE eBook?

We've got a new promotion initiative: we're going to take some of the site's best Q&A, and make a showcase eBook out of them! The result will be a handy-dandy little e-guidebook with lots of the ...
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Would there be interest in a promotional “question drive” of sorts?

Around SE the team has been known to sponsor a variety of contests to encourage quality content on the different Q&A sites. For example Seasoned Advice has a topic of the week contest where one ...
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Writers.SE from A to Z… How to spend time on Writers.SE?

I have been on Writers.SE for a few days now and I'm completely sold. I love the content, I love the community and I love the potential of the site. So my question: If I wanted to start from the ...
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Why doesn't Writers.se have a facebook group?

The inherent problem with our Nanowrimo efforts is that everything must be a question. The chat is spotty to say the least. Weirdly of all the stacks this is the one that seems to have the best ...
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Motivational/Humorous Posters as Promotional Freebie?

The recent discussion of a NaNoWriMo promotion kicked me in a random new direction, and gave me a cool idea for a promotional product we could distribute: motivational posters for writers. I'm ...
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What's the status of the proposed NaNoWriMo promotion?

There was some discussion (primarily involving @HedgeMage and the CHAOS team) of a NaNoWriMo promotion for Writers.SE. We're on the cusp of the event, and I haven't seen any actual announcements. Is ...
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Is NaNoWriMo a growth opportunity for Writers.SE?

With NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) approaching, there will be zillions of novelists plotting, creating characters, world-building, and eventually -- writing! They'll have lots of questions,...
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I'm soliciting questions from others; OK to mention that in the question?

I'm asking some people rather deeper into the industry than Your Humble Servant for questions, in my ongoing quest to get a better handle on what constitutes "expert questions". At least one of the ...
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Great traffic for gendered pronoun question

This question blows our standard traffic out of the water! Does Lynn, or anybody else, know why that one question has got so much attention so quickly? Having gotten something right, we should do ...
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What bloggers writing about the publishing world or writing careers could we submit this site to for links?

Since we are currently working on coming up with ways to promote the site, let's start a list of bloggers whom we might be interested in asking to reference the site or come try it out. I'd think the ...