This is being done in hopes that it will add a healthy dose of questions in topics that are currently under-represented here, and thus expanding the reach of the site. This is part of the Stack Improvement Drive.
This will also address one thing holding Writers.SE back. On the Area 51 site, you can see that Writers.SE has 1.6 questions asked per day, when 15 is the sign of a healthy Beta site. Right now, the goal with the Scope Expansion Project is to get the Qs/Day up to 5 by the end of February.
How it works: There will be tags monitored each week. Each person who asks a question relating to that topic will be eligible to win a prize.
How to enter: Ask a question relating to one of the topics below and tag it accordingly. Each question you ask will get you one entry into a random drawing to win a Stack Exchange swag package of exclusive merchandise.
The question must have a score of 0 or greater and not be closed or deleted at the time of the drawing to be eligible. Users may only win once in a four week period.
Winners will be selected every Monday at 2PM UTC.
Choosing the tags: If you have suggestion for tags to be included future topic, please leave them as answers or comments to this post. Similarly if you think any tags should be removed due to lack of usefulness or appropriateness, leave that information as well.
What I need from you, the community:
What tags will be included in this project? Another way of looking at it: what topics do we want to encourage? Right now the site is predominantly about fiction, specifically of the novel persuasion. My thinking was we could highlight technical-writing, journalism, screenwriting, poetry, scientific-publishing and/or blogs. What do you think of this assessment?
Please comment if you think this is a good starting point, or leave an answer with your suggestions for tags to include. I would like to launch the Project by Monday, February 11th, so please make your suggestions and vote on them by then. Once the Project launches, the tags are not set in stone! So keep on suggesting tags and ways you think we can meet our 5 Qs/Day goal.