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I am thinking to introduce a "Monthly Answer Challenge" on our site to keep enthusiasm among users and more precisely to appreciate answers on this site!
Several beta sites run weekly topic challenge to increase or maintain questions per day stats, we had that thought once but it may sound bit improper to force or excite users to ask questions without any good reason. It may generate low quality unanswered questions.
The idea of "Monthly Answer Challenge" seems fine. It will encourage users to do research, read scriptures which can be helpful in the self-development because users will learn something and the efforts won't go in vain. It can also improve the percentage answer stats of our community. Couple of attempts #1, #2 have been made in this area before and I think this would be more efficient.
By the way, this doesn't mean we are not doing well. If we look at all sites sorted by "Percent Answered", we (76%) are doing fine compared to even trilogy Stack Exchange sites, Stack Overflow (70%), Super User (65%), Server Fault (78%).
The benefits of answering questions is already mentioned in the previous post. In brief, it will be beneficial to community and its users and visitors. The salient feature of this idea is Answers will be appreciated.
Let me introduce:
Thanks @Napoleon Wilson♦ for the technical help.
What is this?
- This meta question post titled "Monthly Answer Challenge" will be yearly and answers will be added every month with declaring winners. The theme is "answer any question that was asked more than 3 months before the present month and which doesn't have an answer yet"
How do I?
- You can use the search function or this SEDE query to find out eligible questions.
What will happen?
- The top-voted answer given each month will be rewarded a bounty of 100 points if it has a score of at least 3 or has been accepted.
Note: go through "monthly answer challenge" posts of 2019 or 2018 to see how does it work. Consider 1 November 2019 for the starting point for us. We will continue this custom every year if it will be well accepted by community.