Our site needs unique content. The more different and new a question is, the more interesting it will probably be. Therefore, let's propose new genres of challenges!
What exactly is a challenge genre? It's one of these. The most commonly used ones are code-golf, code-challenge, and popularity-contest. Let's create some new ones! Here are some guidelines to follow in these challenge genres:
- Make it non-opinion-based. popularity-contest is nice, but it's kind of stretching it. Given a list of all of the submissions, you should be able to objectively choose which answer is the winner.
- Don't be boring. This should go without saying, but a code-golf-using-fractions genre would not be unique and interesting enough.
- Try to attract quality over quantity. One of the main reasons that I'm against code-trolling is that it naturally attracts many mediocre answers, not a few high-quality ones.
To propose a genre, ask a question here on meta with the new-genre tag. Once a genre has reasonable support, it's time to post a question using that genre in the sandbox. Then, once that question is posted on the main site, the newly created tag can be used on a regular basis!