Not about a contest though. I don't want people reviewing questions so that they'll get something in return; folks should be doing it because they care about the questions, about their community. If folks don't care, then what's the point?
But maybe folks do care, maybe they do see a problem... and they just don't realize that they can do anything about it!
There's a really long tail of questions in the queue right now. Questions in crazy obscure topics like "Matlab" and "Objective-C". Topics people do care about.
I'd like to eventually build something into the UI that let the folks in these communities know that there's an opportunity for their voices to be heard regarding the fate of the questions they're working with.
But before we do that, let's see if folks do care.
Let's plaster the site with ads:
We can target folks in specific topics, folks with enough reputation to review items in the close queue... And, now, we can make the ads link directly to the close queue, filtered down to just the questions being targeted.
I'd like to start with maybe a dozen ads targeting medium-sized tags with maybe a few hundred pending review tasks associated with them.
What do you think?