A colleague of mine has a project where he is gathering "good problems" from many calculus topics. He wants to share them all online and continue to accept new submissions, but we know it is not a good idea to try to administer a webserver.
Would it be reasonable to host the entire operation on ME.SE?
If so, every day for the next few months, we could post a new question that is something like "What are the best problems [in topic X]?" Then we could community-wiki-post the problems that have already been gathered on the question, and let the question run its course getting new input and votes from other users. We would then publicize the questions in various external places, and probably make a tag for the project?
Anyway, I see a lot of potential benefits:
- Publicity for the site, which has pretty low activity level
- New users for the site
and a lot of potential downsides:
- The low activity means we could easily overwhelm the site and completely take it over
- The remaining regular users of the site could be annoyed / chased off by the project
- There won't be "accepted answers" to these questions (Does this mean I should mark them Community Wiki? Does that even fix the problem?)
There are certainly other issues.
Do you think this would be a good use of the site? Do you have any suggestions of specific details that would make it work better?
Help. Thanks so much.