There seems to be an interest in reviving the topic of the week in some form:
My proposal is based on the top upvoted "topic of the month" idea there.
Each month we could highlight a tag on meta with a title like this:
This Month's Focus Tag: the-moon
The focus tag would be the centerpiece for several efforts. We could:
- feature clear questions under the tag with one or more excellent answers
- encourage asking follow-up questions
- engage in editing of posts under the tag
- take the opportunity to make sure the tag description is appropriate and update the tag wiki
- make blog posts related to the topic, if the blog idea catches on
The answer space of the meta post would be used to coordinate efforts like assembling lists of posts in need of editing or brainstorming ideas to add to the tag wiki or blog. If desired, it could even be used for sandboxing questions related to the focus tag to have the community review before posting in main to prevent poor reception.
What do you think of this idea?