I've seen this post on Movies and TV meta. We could have our own rules that we can define here.

I think it's a good idea and it could spice up the activity in our community. Is anyone interested?

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    Oddly enough, I was just thinking this exact thing the other day. I have to check with the other mods and see if we can offer a prize like they do on M&TV. Not sure if there are stickers and/or shirts yet for us as we don't have a logo. – Johnny Bones Dec 19 '16 at 18:06
  • @JohnnyBones, maybe to start, a symbolic prize could be enough (a unique badge, maybe?). – Bebs Dec 19 '16 at 18:08
  • Yeah, I'll have to find out what we can do. We're sort of the "bastard stepchildren" over here, since we're not even out of Beta after however long we've been a stack. Maybe we can figure out a way to get the winner a bounty or something. – Johnny Bones Dec 19 '16 at 18:14
  • @JohnnyBones They don't offer a prize at all on M&TV. Neither would bounties work, since you can only award answers with bounties, not questions. – Major Tom Dec 28 '16 at 13:04
  • @JohnnyBones, do you have an idea about what we could do? – Bebs Jan 25 '17 at 8:27


Topic challenges are fun. They are already on many sites, like Puzzling, Worldbuilding and Movies and work well.

Additionally, I'd give a bonus to anyone participating, like a badge. (Eg. 5 upvotes for bronze, 15 for silver, 25 for gold. Same goes for question views):

You've earned the "Topic enthusiast badge (ask a Topic Challenge question with a score of 5 or more)"

  • Meta-comment: Votes on Meta mean you agree/don't agree, not the quality of the post. – RudolfJelin Dec 21 '16 at 8:06
  • You mean votes on answers? – Bebs Dec 21 '16 at 8:09
  • @Bebs both answers and questions, but I'd maybe lift the answer vote count to get the badge a bit, since answers tend to get more upvotes. – RudolfJelin Dec 21 '16 at 8:10
  • So here, I think it is a good question, I agree with the question (I upvoted), but I think the answer is "no". – Bebs Dec 21 '16 at 8:13
  • @Bebs you did well :) – RudolfJelin Dec 21 '16 at 12:35
  • While badges are an interesting idea, I doubt you'd get SE to actually implement any. If anything, Meta Stack Exchange might be a better place for such a proposal. – Major Tom Dec 28 '16 at 13:08

Oh, ye gods, yes....

Anything to stop the constant useless churn of

  • "What's this youtu.be link" or
  • "What's that tune that goes, be-dum boom dum, ch ch-chaaah"
  • "Be-doobie doo, [significant, yet barely coherent word or phrase]' oo be-dooo..'

...to which the only answers are usually "Soundhound/Shazam" or "we don't know or care"

  • I don't want to say "I told you", but I just did anyway. ;-) – Major Tom Dec 28 '16 at 13:10

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