I had some thoughts for improving our QotW process, in terms of timeline.
Currently, the timeline is:
- Question selection: ASAP (Relative to posting of QotW meta question)
- Author selection: Midday Thursday
- Draft available for review: End of Thursday
- Publish: Friday
I think we could benefit from a few things, here. Firstly, make sure the next QotW meta thread goes up on the same day as the current QotW post. Then, we can spread this timeline out a bit further so we enable the author more time to write a good post, and have ample time for reviewers to check it before publication. Lastly, it might be a good idea to standardize the definitions of terms like "Midday" and "End of" so that everyone is on the same page as to exactly when the next step needs to happen.
I'll post my ideas for this in an answer here. What are your thoughts?