Currently, the Fortnightly Topic Challenge solicits ideas for tags that will become the topic for the challenge for a two-week period. Once a tag has been a topic, the post suggesting it is deleted, and other suggestions rise to the top of the answer list.
Several of the past topics have been great, and have really encouraged creative, quality puzzles. It seems we're getting close to exhausting the list of viable FTC topics (although a creative person could always come up with something).
I propose that we allow "used" tags to be suggested a second (third, fourth...) time. They can be voted on just as they were the first time, and if they rise to the top of the current list of suggestions, they should become the topic again.
This provides the following benefits:
- it allows those who may not have been around the first time a tag was used to have the opportunity to participate in its FTC
- it allows those who may have been too slow in completing a puzzle for the FTC to have another opportunity to post it as part of the FTC
- it ensures a steady stream of quality topics for the FTC, instead of mining more-and-more esoteric and obscure tags as we run out of popular/relevant ones.
If you agree with the proposal, please upvote this post. If you disagree, please downvote. If you have another idea or want to make an alternate suggestion, feel free to post an answer.