This is the second quarter 2014 Topic of The Week thread, where we are gathering suggestions for which of our main site tags should receive more attention and we should focus on providing more contents for them during the week they're featured. Old threads are here:
We'll be gathering suggestions for future ToTW roughly each quarter into a new thread to reduce clutter, as new suggestions in old threads tend to not attract as many votes being pushed on the page down low and barely visible.
Rules are still the same and simple enough:
Each Sunday, one of the mods will pick a highly voted answer to this question for which to select as the topic of the week. This will keep going as long as there is interest, both from the mods and the community as a whole. During that week, we encourage all of the active members to ask at least one question on that specific topic. Do research if you have to. In the end, we will be able to fill out this site, to include things which we don't have enough activity yet.
Please give a single tag per question which you feel is underrated, and give an explanation of that tag to the group, so everyone can understand enough to start asking questions. Linking relevant Wikipedia articles can be of help, or other useful starting points for research. Finally, if you have a request for a specific week, then please include it in your answer. For instance, if there is a significant anniversary, a new launch, flyby, etc, then it seems logical we should have a topic of the week built around that subject.
Once this thread becomes active, we'll change its title to reflect currently running ToTW and feature it, so it shows in our Community Bulletin (the yellow box to the right hand side of our main site pages).
Here are a few last selected ToTW to the list for easier reference (links on dates point to the suggestion), and we'll add new ones as they gather sufficient support by voting on them:
Topics of The Week (currently running one in bold):
- Mar. 23 - Mar. 29, 2014 - asteroid comet sample-return
- Mar. 30 - Apr. 05, 2014 - spacex
- Apr. 06 - Apr. 12, 2014 - orbital-mechanics orbital-maneuver station-keeping
- Apr. 13 - Apr. 19, 2014 - remote-sensing aerial-photography mapping
- Apr. 20 - Apr. 26, 2014 - sample-return
- Apr. 27 - May 03, 2014 - debris
Ideally, we need at least 3 upvotes on suggestions to make it as our ToTW! Please support those you're interested in and haven't yet been selected with your vote, and add your own below, each in a new answer, starting with the tag name (markup is in
[tag:tag_name] format and links to main site tag with a given
tag_name), followed by short description of it and optionally why you believe it should be selected and/or links to any already existing example questions, so it's clearer what you had in mind.