Now begins our thirteenth topic challenge!


Dates: 3 Aug - 17 Aug

Proposed by:

Because I, for one, just loooove ka-boom-boom. After all, who doesn't?

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?

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    $\begingroup$ As someone who's asked 8% of the current weapon-design questions so far (20% of my total questions), I am looking forward to this one. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 17:33
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    $\begingroup$ Hah, over half of my questions are tagged with this. But you beat me by 1% >< lol @DaaaahWhoosh $\endgroup$
    – Aify
    Commented Aug 4, 2015 at 3:34

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This challenge generated 43 questions and 210 answers, for an average of 4.88 answers per question.



I would just like to point out that during the two weeks of this challenge, according to this query, we had the highest(105) and third highest(97) number of questions asked in a week in the entire history of the site. We also had the top two weeks of closed questions(38 and 23). I have a feeling the challenge had a hand in these numbers.

  • $\begingroup$ I love how the challenge brought us highest questions asked in a week, and i think a closer look at the closed questions might be able to show us our underlying problem of distinguishing between idea generation and "ok". Is there any way to get stats on the closed questions specifically? $\endgroup$
    – Aify
    Commented Aug 21, 2015 at 15:36
  • $\begingroup$ @Aify I could write up a query for it, what stats do you want? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 21, 2015 at 15:40
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure what stats are available to get. However, I would love to at least see the relationship between question status and age of the account (or rep of the user, or both), for one. Also, possibly how long it remained open, and whether or not the closing was unanimous. Oh, and the tags most often used in the closed questions (minus the obvious weapon design) $\endgroup$
    – Aify
    Commented Aug 21, 2015 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Aify Here is what I came up with so far. I think 19 and 5 are the right parameters today. I couldn't think of a good way to order the columns, so you'll have to mess around with it to get what you're looking for. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 21, 2015 at 16:18
  • $\begingroup$ You've messed up on the last requirement (but that was my fault for being unclear) - I meant what the OTHER tags in conjunction with the weapon design tag that is most used (ignoring the fact that obviously, weapon design will be on all of them). lol $\endgroup$
    – Aify
    Commented Aug 21, 2015 at 17:46
  • $\begingroup$ @Aify Yeah, I couldn't think of a good way to manage that one. Tags are a many-to-one relation to questions, which makes it hard to get detailed tag data and useful user data. And I was trying to make the query more general, since it may prove useful in other cases (for instance, congrats on not having a closed question). I might make another query to deal with tags if I have the time. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 21, 2015 at 19:20

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