Inspired by: A "complaint" about the "Best Answer" contest
Thanks to Alex, DoubleAA, Isaac Moses, Monica Cellio, and Shmuel Brin for their helpful feedback so far.
With the community's permission, I would like to run/fund a "Best Question Contest". I am looking for ways to run it and wanted to get some people's opinions on how it could be run. Here's my full idea in point form:
- Once every two months (6x a year) at the beginning of a month (e.g. beginning March 1, on questions asked from January 1 - Feb 28)
- 5 days of nominations, 5 days of voting (e.g. March 1-5 nominations, March 6-10 voting)
- Contest is run on Mi Yodeya Meta, just like the Best Answer Contest
- you can nominate questions asked by other people only
- you can nominate any number of questions
- winner gets a 200 rep bounty on their question, with a message noting that they won the most recent "Best Question Contest", and that users should therefore give it extra consideration for upvoting and favoriting (?)
- the following graphic (or something better made by someone who uses a graphic design program that isn't Microsoft Word and Paint combined) will be edited into the winning question:
(I'm not sure why there is a little line under it, it doesn't appear that way in the original file)
- the asker will have the option of adding this to his/her profile
Just some comments on why I think this would be a good thing to have on MY:
Firstly, read the link above with DanF's "complaint", as well as Monica's answer, both of which are well-expressed. I would add that I'm not going to try and find sources about questions being important in Judaism (although I'm sure I could), but rather note that on a personal level, a good question inspires me to learn about that topic, do research, ask others, etc. etc. I feel that for me, it is not simply that if I happen to know the answer to a question, I will share it, but rather, that I cherish the opportunity to learn more about something. I can think of so many good examples of this, and that is why I want them to be rewarded!
Thank you all, and I look forward to your continued feedback! (If possible, please provide alternate proposals or changes as answers rather than comments.)