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Weekly Topic Challenge - Ideas

Quite a while ago we had a so called Topic of the Week where users were encouraged to ask questions about a specific topic and compete for the best question. In an effort to revive this kind of ...
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Topic of the Week

This is a quick way to expand the scope of the site and generate new questions and answers. How it works: - One topic will be designated each week starting Friday 0:00 (EST) and ending Thursday 23:59 ...
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Monthly Answer Challenge 2015-2017: Solve old unanswered questions! [duplicate]

Due to the success of our previous challenge for answering unanswered pre-graduation questions, We've decided to make it a monthly habit to reward the best answer to any old unanswered question in ...
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17 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Female-lead films and TV-shows [completed]

With the release of Wonder Woman and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-06-05 00:00 UTC to 2017-06-16 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to all your great questions ...
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Monthly Answer Challenge 2019: Solve old unanswered questions!

Due to the success of our previous challenges for answering unanswered questions, We're continuing our monthly habit of rewarding the best answer to any old unanswered question in order to encourage ...
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14 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: World War I [completed]

In rememberance of the end of hostilities of WWI with the armistice on November 11th 1918 and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2016-11-11 12:00 UTC to 2016-11-20 12:00 ...
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1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli [completed]

Last week celebrated the 15th anniversary of Spirited Away, one of the most famous and successful animation films from Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli. So in honor of them and due to popular ...
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14 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: World War 1 [completed]

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2018-11-11 12:00 UTC to 2018-11-23 23:00 UTC we're challenging ...
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11 votes
2 answers
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Topic Challenge: Christopher Lee and his films [completed]

Last sunday saw the death of Christopher Lee, who counts to his many achievements being a successful and renowned actor for nearly 70 years. So to honor him we decided to start a weekly topic ...
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11 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Bill Paxton and his films [completed]

February 25th saw the death of actor Bill Paxton. So in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-03-06 00:00 UTC to 2017-03-12 23:00 UTC we're ...
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11 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Christopher Nolan and his films [completed]

With the release of Dunkirk and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-07-22 00:00 UTC to 2017-07-30 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to all your great questions about ...
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Topic Challenge: LGBT Pride week [completed]

June is a LGBT Pride Month and due to popular opinion we're starting a new weekly topic challenge From 2017-06-26 08:00 UTC to 2017-07-03 07:59 UTC and we encourage you to ask questions from LGBT ...
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Topic Challenge: Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts [completed]

Last week saw the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spin-off from the popular series of Harry Potter films and itself starting a new series of films in the Harry Potter universe. ...
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10 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Kate Winslet and her films [completed]

October 5th celebrates the 41st birthday of renowned actress Kate Winslet. So in honour of her and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2016-10-05 00:00 UTC to 2016-10-11 ...
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10 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Video game adaptations [completed]

With the release of Assassin's Creed and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2016-12-24 00:00 UTC to 2017-01-06 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to all your great questions ...
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10 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Original stand-alone movies [completed]

This year sees the continuation of various established movie franchises, along with many other book and comic adaptations. This way it is continuing a modern trend of rebooting/remaking, sequeling/...
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1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Moon Landings and Space Exploration [completed]

In celebration of half a century of humanity colonizing the known universe and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2019-07-20 00:00 UTC to 2019-07-30 23:00 UTC we're ...
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10 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: 50 years of Star Trek [completed]

In addition to the broad release of Star Trek Beyond, the 13th installment in the official Star Trek movie series, this year also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise, one of the ...
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9 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Gene Wilder and his films [completed]

August 29th saw the death of renowned actor Gene Wilder. So in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2016-09-05 00:00 UTC to 2016-09-11 23:00 UTC we're ...
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9 votes
1 answer
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Oscar 2020 Topic Challenge: The nominees for Best Picture [completed]

Next Sunday sees the celebration of the 92nd Annual Academy Awards ("Oscars"). Like last year this might be a chance to discuss the contenders for the Oscar for Best Picture of the year beforehand. So ...
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3 answers
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Monthly Answer Challenge 2020: Solve old unanswered questions!

Similar to our previous challenges for answering unanswered questions, we're continuing our monthly habit of rewarding the best answer to any old unanswered question in order to encourage people to ...
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9 votes
1 answer
237 views

Topic Challenge: Musicals [completed]

Due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2016-09-23 00:00 UTC to 2016-10-02 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to all your great questions about Musical films or TV-shows.1 Once ...
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9 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Heath Ledger and his films [completed]

The 22nd of January marked the 9th anniversary of Heath Ledger's death. So in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-01-23 00:00 UTC to 2017-01-29 23:...
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9 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Anthony Hopkins and his films [completed]

Today not only the current year ends but also Sir Anthony Hopkins turns 81 and can look back on an extensive acting career. So in honour of his life of acting and due to popular demand we're starting ...
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9 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Saving the Earth [completed]

In honour of Earth Day and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-04-24 00:00 UTC to 2017-04-30 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to all your great questions about movies ...
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9 votes
1 answer
391 views

Topic Challenge: Keanu Reeves and his films [completed]

With the release of John Wick: Chapter 2 we'll use this chance to look back on lead actor Keanu Reeves's oeuvre. So in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. ...
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8 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Philip K. Dick [completed]

The release of Blade Runner 2049 gives us a chance to look back on the rich history of Philip K. Dick adaptations, whose themes of reality and identity have always been a source for engaging films, ...
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8 votes
1 answer
365 views

Topic Challenge: Tim Burton and his films [completed]

August 25th celebrates the 58th birthday of renowned director Tim Burton. So in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2016-08-23 00:00 UTC to 2016-09-03 23:...
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8 votes
1 answer
241 views

Topic Challenge: The TV-series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe [completed]

With the release of The Defenders and due to popular demand, we are starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-08-26 07:00 UTC to 2017-09-02 07:00:00 UTC we're challenging you to ask your great ...
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8 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: The Marvel Cinematic Universe [completed]

This and the next week see the broad release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the newest movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), particularly their flagship movie putting together most of the ...
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8 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: M. Night Shyamalan and his films [completed]

With the release of Glass and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2019-01-20 00:00 UTC to 2019-01-31 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to all your great questions about M. ...
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8 votes
1 answer
410 views

Topic Challenge: Stephen King [completed]

With the release of The Dark Tower and due to popular demand we're looking back on the rich history of Stephen King adaptations in a new topic challenge. From 2017-08-08 00:00 UTC to 2017-08-18 23:00 ...
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8 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Anime [completed]

With the release of Ghost in the Shell Hollywood is remaking a one of the most acclaimed Japanese anime. So in order to celebrate its original version and its entire art form and due to popular demand ...
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8 votes
1 answer
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Oscar 2017 Topic Challenge I: The nominees for Best Picture [completed]

Next sunday sees the celebration of the 89th Annual Academy Awards ("Oscars"). Like last year this might be a chance to discuss the contenders for the Oscar for Best Picture of the year beforehand. So ...
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8 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: William Shakespeare [completed]

This year celebrates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, who has significantly shaped English literature and, being the famous and appreciated playwright he was, provided the ...
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8 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: The Hunger Games [completed]

Last week saw the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, the conclusion of the Hunger Games series. So due to popular demand we're starting a topic challenge from 2015-11-25 00:00 UTC to ...
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7 votes
1 answer
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Halloween Topic Challenge: George A. Romero and his films [completed]

Not only did this year see the death of horror pioneer George A. Romero, October was also the 49th anniversary of the release of his first movie Night of the Living Dead, considered by many the first ...
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1 answer
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33rd Question Olympics: Sports movies [completed]

In honour of the 2016 Summer Olympics running from August 5th-21st and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge, the 33rd since the modern reinvention of topic challenges. From 2016-...
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7 votes
1 answer
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Oscar 2022 Topic Challenge: The nominees for Best Picture [completed]

The celebration of the 94th Annual Academy Awards ("Oscars") might be a chance to discuss the contenders for the Oscar for Best Picture of the year. So we're starting a new biweekly topic ...
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7 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Disney Animation Studios [completed]

With the release of Ralph Breaks the Internet and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2018-11-26 00:00 UTC to 2018-12-07 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to all your great ...
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7 votes
1 answer
478 views

Topic Challenge: John Hurt and his films [completed]

January 27th saw the death of renowned actor John Hurt who looked back on more than 50 years of acting. So in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-01-...
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7 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Dan Brown [completed]

With the release of Inferno and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2016-10-24 00:00 UTC to 2016-10-30 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to all your great questions about ...
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7 votes
1 answer
268 views

Topic Challenge: Leonardo DiCaprio and his films [completed]

Today is Leonardo DiCaprio's birthday, so in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-11-11 00:00 UTC to 2017-11-19 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to ...
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7 votes
1 answer
253 views

Topic Challenge: Kirk Douglas and his films [completed]

Last week celebrated the 100th birthday of renowned actor Kirk Douglas. So in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2016-12-12 00:00 UTC to 2016-12-23 23:...
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7 votes
1 answer
580 views

Answer Challenge: Solve unanswered pre-graduation questions! [completed]

40 days ago this site finally graduated to a full-fledged SE site. We want to celebrate this event by closing some loose ends from this site's more than 3 years of beta history. So due to popular ...
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7 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: James Bond and his films [completed]

With the release of Spectre as the 24th installment in the EON-produced James Bond film series and due to popular demand we're starting a new biweekly topic challenge from 2015-10-31 00:00 UTC to 2015-...
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7 votes
1 answer
630 views

Topic Challenge: The Wachowskis and their films [completed]

Last week saw the release of The Wachowskis' new movie Jupiter Ascending. This might be a chance to recapitulate the whole oeuvre of the Wachowski brothers siblings, from bound over the-matrix and v-...
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6 votes
2 answers
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Should we reopen topic of the week?

I think we should reopen the Topic of the week?. I know that the last three week of TOW doesn't got any question. But we should retry it with some broader topics such as the-hobbit week should be ...
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Topic Challenge: Toys [completed]

With the release of Toy Story 4 and Child's Play and due to popular demand, we're back with a new topic challenge. From 2019-06-22 00:00 UTC to 2019-06-30 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to ask your ...
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6 votes
1 answer
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Topic Challenge: Halloween and Horror [completed]

In celebration of Halloween and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2016-10-31 00:00 UTC to 2016-11-06 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to all your great questions about ...
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