This is just an idea to engage the community and highlight the highest voted and most viewed questions of 2016 on Sports SE. This is similar to when we used to have self-evaluations.
In March, NCAA "March Madness" takes over the college basketball world. In The Clubhouse, we enter a competition among ourselves to see who can produce the best bracket (a sample bracket is shown below).
Taking that concept, I wonder if we can take the 16 highest voted questions and the 16 most viewed questions of 2016 and insert them into a bracket against each other. Most likely, there will be overlap, so it's more like the 16 highest voted questions and the 16 most viewed questions that aren't in the highest voted category. I'm not sure if we commingle them or place them separately (a highest voted division and a most viewed division).
Then, we can take one week per round in order to give our users plenty of time to cast their vote (probably through comments rather than up/down vote - one vote per user). An exception will be the quarterfinal round, which will take two weeks (so that we have no more than 8 matchups per voting round). With my currently proposed bracket, this would take 5 weeks (if we start the last week of February, this coincides with the conclusion of March Madness in the beginning of April):
- Feb 27 - Mar 5: Quarterfinal round - highest voted division
- Mar 6 - Mar 12: Quarterfinal round - most viewed division
- Mar 13 - Mar 19: Sweet 16
- Mar 20 - Mar 26: Elite 8
- Mar 27 - Apr 2: Final 4
- Apr 3 - Apr 9: Championship
Not only will we identify a "question of the year," but we can also provide votes and answers to questions that may have gone unnoticed in a user's eyes. Again, this is just a concept, so any thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.
The highest voted questions can be found here. The most viewed questions can be found here.
In the event of a tiebreaker for highest voted (I count 16 questions at +11 or more), I was thinking of choosing based on least viewed among the questions at +11 (as some +11 questions will qualify for the most viewed category). The questions that don't make it in the highest voted category, if applicable, can be inserted into the most viewed category. 16 questions at +11 or more works perfectly for my proposed bracket.