The highest voted question was In Orwell’s “1984,” what was the motivation of O’Brien, and other members of the Thought-Police, in spending so much time and effort on Winston? asked by golosovsky with no accepted answer.
The highest voted answer was to the question Why is Luna Lovegood reading this book upside-down? asked by Dexter Cole and answered by Mithical.
The highest viewed question was Does Gandalf smell? asked by Skooba and answered by ibid.
The most controversial question was What did Dumbledore pull out of his head with a wand in Goblet of Fire? with a 13 up 9 down difference
25 bounties were awarded for a total of 3825 rep.
These are my favorites that I’ve found today (a couple of months ago I might have had other favorites, which I’ve forgotten about since 🙂 ).
I particularly like the two recent answers to this older question (what can I do if one of those two answers is mine 🙂 ). I hope the OP will look and respond…
Another great late answer – the accepted answer to this question was a great find.
I think this was one of the most fun. The really correct answer would be a combination of the accepted answer and Pete’s, but I guess neither of us wanted to poach.
The third quarter of 2021 saw a bit of a low point (in its second half) in SFF.SE’s topic challenge program, with only two topic challenges completed during this quarter: Rivers of London and The Elder Scrolls (the latter run jointly with Arqade SE).
- The July challenge produced five questions from three distinct users (Jontia, Rand al’Thor, Spencer). My favourite question was Is there a particular building on the real Russell Square that we can identify as the Folly? (I love a good real-location question), but it remains unanswered, so instead I’m promoting How do all the short stories and graphic novels fit into the Rivers of London Timeline, where I’ll award a bounty to Jontia’s answer.
- The August challenge was our first experiment at a joint topic challenge with a sister site, in this case Arqade aka Gaming SE. This event produced only one SFF question (asked by nick012000) and two Arqade questions from two distinct users (Tyll’a, prince). The SFF question remains unanswered, so I didn’t award any bounty in that topic challenge.
- There was no September challenge, because I was busy IRL and forgot to post one, and nobody else picked up the slack. Topic challenges will continue in the last quarter of 2021.