Firstly, I am suggesting this only for UX.se, so please don't migrate it to the Stack Overflow meta.
Right now UX.se has become almost exclusively about computer related UX and mostly leaves out the physical UX that makes up the vast majority of UX in the world. The few physical questions that we have had in the last few months have been very well received, and I would like to see many more of them. The UX.se site is stagnating somewhat, and I believe it is mostly due to a lack of interesting questions on broader topics than a lack of people to answer them.
So to deal with this, I believe that we need to encourage more (and better) questions. Three suggestions for doing this are:
- Change the points that a question gets for an upvote from 5 to 10.
- Allow people to put a bounty on a tag for a week, and then award that to the best question on that each week. The person who posted the bounty gets to choose which question to award it to.
- Allow question bounties to be manually awarded to encourage more of them.
There are a lot of finer details that would need to be worked out, but those are the basic changes that I would like to see.
This is mostly a mix of things that @Rahul and I discussed over the weekend, so I can't take credit for all the ideas.