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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 ...
Many hands make light work.
I propose that we offer a coveted Stack Exchange coffee mug to the top 25 people who work to clear the close queue in the next 45 days, and a USB rocket launcher to the …
This is the place to submit and vote on photos to be featured on the the main site and on our blog. This contest should showcase your best quality work, demonstrating at least moderate skill with a …
So... my wife has already given me the tentative greenlight to go to the 2014 American Chesterton Society conference in Mundelein. I remember a few years ago on programmers.SE Anna Lear got herself …
A bit of feedback in planning these types of events...
The current prize awarding scheme (for the KoA contest) sets up something of a competition between people on the site. That's fine, and I agree …
I answered this question : A Game of Probability
And was ask for a delete, because the question is a part of some current challenge on a site. I was down voted by the guy who seems to be in charge of …
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 …
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 …
The recent posts about assisting organizations to help hindering cheaters in competitions / tests (e.g. PRIMES and a Polish Math Olympiad) made me think:
Is it our responsibility to police for ...
It has recently come to my attention that questions from a live Polish Olympiad were posted on the site.
I found 3 by the same user ivan, and have flagged them as such - $\gcd(a,b,c)=1$ and Triangle …
Well we keep talking about having a design contest possibly monthly so lets have one already! So here are the requirements, specs and rules:
Duration: This has been extended to the end of September.
On Meta, we have many 'meta' memes. Unicorns, waffles, etc. We even have an entire sub-category of memes specifically designed for images, such as free-hand circles and lens flares.
Well, it is times …
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RPG!
To celebrate this momentous occasion, your moderator team and I have put together a fun contest!
This contest will run from 29 April 2013 to 31 May 2013.
At the end of …
What should I use to request that a problem be closed as it has been posed by Brilliant? In the past, I tended to use "not constructive / too localized". Currently, none of "duplicate, off-topic, …
The first Programmers.SE contest went pretty well last year, considering how short a time span we put it together. It seemed that those who participated in the contest generally liked it and wanted to …
I think it's about time for Server Fault to have its own contest.
Within the last few months Super User had a contest coinciding with the release of Windows 8, and now Stack Overflow is having a ...
So, we've been invited, by the powers that be, to celebrate a one year anniversary with a contest.
While other sites have had contests for "best user" and "unanswered question cleanup" ... we have 4 …
We have a restriction against artificial borders in the contest photos; do we also want to restrict watermarks and text? I thought we did, but on rereading, it's unclear. The original rules had:
After observing and participating in some discussions between @KRyan and other posters, I've come to believe that the Stackexchange format is superb for hosting constests whose winners are resolved …
Tags are a map of our site. Tag description pages can be like small home pages, including information, internal links and links to helpful external resources. And they can be written with markdown ...
May is US National bike month, and is the chosen "bike month" for most northern hemisphere locations. This is when a lot of bike advocacy groups get together and do a lot of special bicycling ...
This question is about the policy for general contest problems, NOT ongoing contest problems.
I noticed today that this question is being closed and again, for reasons I cannot understand. I would …
The new ongoing rolling voting feature for our Weekly Featured Image (Picture of the Week) contest has been going on for a couple months now. We did have a glitch with the winter hats contest, which …
In the Markdown help page, the Code and Preformatted Text example is:
printf("goodbye world!"); /* his suicide note
was in C */
It also happens to be the first ...
So, what should we do if there's a tie in the contest at the time the winner is selected?
(Vote for your preference, or add your own solution.)
Images need to be 210 pixels high for the contest, and in landscape orientation. John Cavan asks if that means 211 pixels is the minimum width.
Is that the case, or is there some other minimum to ...
The Winter Hat thing SE is running prevented us from updating the header with the contest winner. It happens that since that time, a different entry has overtaken the previous winner in votes.
The subject matter of Algorithm to compute solution set of single simple equation with two variables is on-topic, and the question is well-posed; however, as a comment points out,
This asks for …
Congratulations on making it two years as a graduated site! Such an occasion should be honored -- so we're running a little anniversary event here to celebrate your second birthday.
How do I ...
There are a lot of theme ideas queued up.
Maybe we could start having a theme the first (or second) week of every month?