Can't stack send a t-shirt or prize to the person that submits the worst contractor/DIY disaster of the month or maybe have a running list for the year? I would certainly visit site and meta more if the top 5 for the month were rolled up to me. I have this month's first nominee - Why is my ceramic tile popping out of the floor?


Anecdotes are really not what Stack Exchange is set up for. That's a great idea for another site....

  • How is it an anecdote? – DMoore Jan 5 '17 at 17:58
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    "The worst I have seen" is explicitly anecdotal. It fails Real Questions Have Answers. It also fails because you propose no source of funding for the prizes, not even increased site hits. As I say, fine idea for some other site; not SE, by design. – keshlam Jan 5 '17 at 21:49
  • It would also result in people grabbing pics from various sites frequented by home inspectors and contractors where such things are quite commonly posted. – James Olson Jan 8 '17 at 16:00
  • ... and which are a better place for this particular idea. For worst-of-worst, there is always the "there, I fixed it" site. – keshlam Jan 8 '17 at 18:22

I agree with keshlam in this case, anecdotes/funny stuff aren't usually the best fit for the main site. Maybe good for chat, though?

That said, just to put it out there, we certainly have no problem with supporting a community event/contest with an occasional shirt if you agree on one! Other sites do this occasionally. Code Review had an extensive best-of "awards show" at the end of the year, and Travel (just to name one example) does monthly challenges (I linked to an activity challenge but topic challenges are also common).


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