Well, it's been a while.

To our new(-er) users, welcome to Topic Challenges. To our old(-er) users, welcome back.

In the spirit of improving the site, its questions and the amount of fun and learning (and teaching) that goes here, a tradition lost to time is now rekindled.

I'm talking, of course, about Topic Challenges.

The idea is to have a competition of sorts. Rather than have users compete, their questions compete. A better and more thorough description is in the linked post.

The abridged version is:

  1. A topic is chosen by the community, in Q&A style, right in this post. You can suggest a topic theme (see challenges #1 and #2 if you want a better idea of what's what) by posting your suggestion as an answer to this very question
  2. Once a Topic is chosen, a meta post (like the previous two) will go up, and the challenge will begin 24 hours later (specific time will be stated in the post)
  3. The challenges last one (1) week*. At the end of the week, a winner is announced by our all powerful amazing mod team.
  4. You can find more details in here.

And remember: There's no such thing as a wrong answer here! It's not CS Education if you're not allowed to make mistakes. So suggest to your hearts contest content!

I am referring to this at the CS Education site.

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    $\begingroup$ Please post real content instead of link chains. I fixed the link and copied over the post without markup; you may want to add the links and such. $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    May 31, 2019 at 8:37

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Announcements of any kind, as long as they are relevant to the cs.se community and not spam, are on-topic on meta.

If this is intended to be an announcement, you may want to make that more clear, though.

  • $\begingroup$ In the past, we've been hesitant to allow promotions of off-site material or events. There's just so much out there, we might open a can of worms. That said, a specific series of CS-related events on another SE sites may be worthwhile making an exception for. $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    May 31, 2019 at 8:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Raphael Yes, I vaguely recall reading that at some point. Is there are meta discussion about this? However, I think that these sort of things should be allowed, for a proper definition of relevant. What I think relevant should mean here is not only relevant for the people who use this site, but relevant to the Q&A function of this site, which would include promotion of events on other SE sites, but excludes things like promotion of arbitrary cs conferences. $\endgroup$
    – Discrete lizard Mod
    May 31, 2019 at 9:40
  • $\begingroup$ I don't recall a general discussion, only case-specific decisions. $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    May 31, 2019 at 10:13
  • $\begingroup$ The problem is less about any specific promotion being appropriate but about where, when, and how to draw the line. It's way easier to define and execute a "no promotions" policy than a "select promotions allowed" policy. $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    May 31, 2019 at 10:14
  • $\begingroup$ This is indeed an announcement. $\endgroup$
    – ItamarG3
    Jun 4, 2019 at 7:27

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