Well, 2020's come to an end, and so that means: Best of 2020!
In this thread, we'll consolidate the categories for our Best Posts of 2020, and eventually we'll vote on which posts will win for each category. In this thread, we are looking for two things:
- Categories to classify exceptional posts from 2020 (e.g. Best Mathematical Insight or Rookie of the Year)
- Bounties offered to reward the winners in those categories
As answers below, please nominate categories. Each answer should contain a category for a challenge or answer to be rewarded. The top-voted categories will then receive separate nomination posts to find the actual winners. Like previous years, I'm not going to state a fixed number of categories that will make it, but it's probably going to be between 5 and 15. Last year was slightly complicated, but we've usually gone with between 5 and 15 in previous years.
Voting on categories should last around 2 weeks, but this is by no means a hard limit, and we'll be happy to extend it further if new category nominations are still incoming.
Last year, to the best of my knowledge, we didn't offer bounties to the winners. Well, 2019/20 was a weird year for
StackExchange us all, so we'll revert to tradition for this year. If you are willing to spend some of your rep to reward the eventual winners, please edit your username and the amount you are willing to spend below. Alternatively, leave a comment below, and I'll add your name to the list.
- caird coinheringaahing. +1000 rep
- HyperNeutrino. I'm not gonna set a min/max I'll give but I'm willing to give a good amount.
- Giuseppe. 1000 rep.
- user. 500 rep.
- Redwolf Programs. 500 rep.
- Bubbler. 1000-3000 rep.
- Razetime. 500 rep.