The response to the weekly challenge question has been a resounding "yes," so the next step is to decide how we'll manage the schedule. There'll be two simple parts to this, each taking one week:
- Collect ideas for a theme or concept to base the challenge on, and choose the highest voted after a week.
- The challenge is collaboratively written, and it is then posted at the end of the week.
These will be streamlined, so while one challenge is being written, ideas are already being collected for the next. So, on week one, we think of ideas for challenge #1; on week two, we write challenge #1 and think of ideas for challenge #2; on week three, we write challenge #2 and think of ideas for challenge #3; etc.
Ideally, there should only be one meta post per week to reduce clutter. However, we could choose from any of these options:
- Write challenges with meta questions, think of ideas with meta questions (2 per week)
- Write challenges with meta questions, think of ideas in a chatroom
- Write challenges in a chatroom, think of ideas with meta questions
- Write challenges in a chatroom, think of ideas in a chatroom
We could also experiment with any of the following: Use the sandbox to write the questions, use a Github repo or Google Doc to write them, use some sort of polling site to decide on ideas, or... something else? (Post an answer with any ideas below!)
As for the dates, hopefully we can start this Friday or Saturday. (From the Mother Meta post about weekly challenges: "I like to give people a full week from Friday to Friday. That way people have the weekend to ponder the challenge and can start [...] when they get time on Monday.") If there's a clear consensus like there was on the other meta post here, we might be able to start on Friday; otherwise; we could start thinking of ideas for challenge #1 on Saturday and post on Friday for all challenges after that.
So, any thoughts? Assuming nobody objects in the answers and everyone seems to agree, the weekly challenges should start in a few days.