Some Stack Exchange sites, such as Literature Stack Exchange, Science Fiction and Fantasy Stack Exchange, Puzzling Stack Exchange and Spanish Language SE, have (or had, as the case may be) a tradition of trying to identify the best questions and answers from the last quarter. These are contributions that may be posted on a blog or a Twitter account if the site has one; otherwise they are a nice collection of the best contributions made in a community.

In addition to identifying material that can be used to promote the site elsewhere, such a list of nominations can also be used to highlight high-quality contributions that did not get a lot of votes when they were posted.

So what are the rules?

  • Find great questions and great answers from the last quarter. There are just over 300 questions and more than 550 answers to choose from [1].
  • You can nominate multiple posts per answer.
  • Some sort of explanation why the nominated post is particularly good would be worth adding. This can give future contributors an idea of how to write up good questions or answers.

[1] This is a marked increase compared to the second quarter (264 questions and another 460 answers) and the third quarter (204 questions and 408 answers).

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There were a lot of interesting questions this quarter! I selected two that I particularly liked:

Spring forward, fall back

A question by Luke Sawczak, answered by himself

I find this question very interesting because it is one of these expressions that are hard to translate without losing the poetry in it. And most of all, I find the answer very clever. :)

How is this linguistic concept called in French?

A question by chaero, answered by Greg

Because sometimes, we forget that FSE "is a question and answer site for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the French language", I thought it would be nice to underline a question about linguistics, especially from someone who was studying Russian. It's a nice mix. The discussed concept is very interesting, and after reading, you really feel like you've learned something. That's what Stack Exchange is all about.

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