In other StackExchange sites, a Challenge Week has been set as a sort of boost to the community.
What are its effects exactly?
Well, for example there is a considerable increase in the questions and answer rates. This can help give some nice boost to the site and spice up the community.
Wait a moment... Isn't such an increase going to bring bad and poor questions?
Nope and the reason is simple. The challenge week brings questions because there is a prize for the winner, so this makes it so that people just don't ask anything, but make sure to ask good questions in order to make other users like their questions.
That depends on the type of "selection" we decide, but we will make it so that users are prompted to post good questions.
Prize? What prize?
There isn't a pre-decided prize, but only a pre-decided "price". Well actually the prize is decided, meaning that it will be a book, but for a maximum of a certain budget, usually $50.
How do we decide who's the winner?
I asked Lauren and there are some ways, you may propose your view in your answer:
You get more entries based on the number of questions you ask rather than the number of up votes you get, so there is no danger of sock puppet voting.
Upvotes: but there is the danger of sock puppet voting.
Views: This would prompt posters to share their questions = more traffic.
A mixture of some of the above.
Ok, I'm in. What's the topic? And when do we do this?
I was thinking of doing one challenge week per month, as a maximum. Say, the first week of each month, and we could start next February.
Regarding the topic, well, I don't know yet. We can start by seeing what are your impressions, opinions, ideas... And if you want to propose some topics, go ahead!