Now begins our tenth topic challenge!


Dates: 22 June - 4 July

Proposed by:

There haven't been very many questions with these tags, but I feel like making them a challenge could result in people thinking in perhaps surprising way about any questions they might have on their mind. time especially is a bit more vague than the challenge topics suggested so far.

Remember to use this tag if you're asking a question as part of the challenge.

In two weeks, we'll announce the stats for users who asked and answered questions using the tag. If you have questions, see the original post or ask in chat.

Propose new topics here: What should be the subjects of our fortnightly topic challenges?

Previous Challenges

Fortnightly Topic Challenge #9: Map-Making

Fortnightly Topic Challenge #8: Apocalypse

Fortnightly Topic Challenge #7: Economy

Fortnightly topic challenge #6: Evolution

Fortnightly topic challenge #5 : City Design

Fortnightly topic challenge #4: Magic

Fortnightly topic challenge #3: Creature Design

Fortnightly topic challenge #2: Flora

Fortnightly topic challenge #1: Space

  • $\begingroup$ Um . . . A downvote because . . . ? $\endgroup$ – HDE 226868 Jun 21 '15 at 20:10
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry for the downvote, but time-travel stuff IMHO brings almost always very poor quality stories and worlds. The fact that one of the few notable exception, Dr. Who, is known for not caring about continuity, should be a huge hint. $\endgroup$ – o0'. Jun 21 '15 at 20:10
  • $\begingroup$ PS: lol you commented while I was writing the above explaination $\endgroup$ – o0'. Jun 21 '15 at 20:11
  • $\begingroup$ @Lohoris The place to downvote that is on the suggestions post, which is linked in the question body. Vote on this post based on its merits and its merits alone. $\endgroup$ – ArtOfCode Jun 21 '15 at 20:11
  • $\begingroup$ Hey, it wasn't my choice to do this one. @ArtOfCode I think Lohoris did that; there were two downvotes on that answer. Users can downvote any post they want, including this one; I just thought it was odd, that's all. $\endgroup$ – HDE 226868 Jun 21 '15 at 20:11
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    $\begingroup$ @HDE226868 full disclosure: one was mine for much the same reasons - though this post is still not the place to express disapproval, IMO. $\endgroup$ – ArtOfCode Jun 21 '15 at 20:13
  • $\begingroup$ Well, we're on meta, aren't we supposed to just downvote stuff we don't like or disagree with? There's no reputation anyway, so even if you cared about that, no harm was done, right? I've downvoted the linked answer too now, thanks, but I think it's still useful to downvote this post, to show a bit of dislike towards this choice. $\endgroup$ – o0'. Jun 21 '15 at 20:13
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    $\begingroup$ Excellent, problem essentially solved. @Lohoris, now would be a good time to downvote all the other suggestions you dislike - and upvote all the ones you like - to influence decisions on the future via voting. You can still downvote the announcements if you want, but voting on suggestions is also quite efficient. $\endgroup$ – HDE 226868 Jun 21 '15 at 20:23
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    $\begingroup$ Could you edit in the list of past challenges, like in the others? Thanks. $\endgroup$ – Monica Cellio Jun 21 '15 at 20:41
  • $\begingroup$ Is the challenge a union or an intersection? If I ask a question about time that's not a question about time-travel, does that count? $\endgroup$ – Monica Cellio Jun 21 '15 at 20:42
  • $\begingroup$ @MonicaCellio given that originally they proposed only time, I assume that it's a union. $\endgroup$ – o0'. Jun 21 '15 at 20:59
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    $\begingroup$ @MonicaCellio I . . . don't know what overactor had in mind. S/he gave both. Perhaps I'll just limit it to time. $\endgroup$ – HDE 226868 Jun 21 '15 at 21:08
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    $\begingroup$ @Lohoris Both were proposed at the same time (pun intended). $\endgroup$ – HDE 226868 Jun 21 '15 at 21:09
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    $\begingroup$ @MonicaCellio in challenge 7, Michael suggested we leave the previous topics list to the suggestions post because it'll get so long. That's why I didn't include it in the generator. $\endgroup$ – ArtOfCode Jun 21 '15 at 21:11
  • $\begingroup$ Re the previous posts -- ok, that makes sense! Sorry I missed the history. I want us to maintain it somewhere, and I noticed that it was in #9 and missing from #10, prompting my comment. If this is a pattern we've decided to change, sorry for the extra work you did on account of my comment. $\endgroup$ – Monica Cellio Jun 21 '15 at 21:13