This thread exists to help us agree on the precise format of the "Where am I this Week" series going forward, and to provide justification for edits made when the format isn't followed.
I suggest the following rules for how we decide this:
- Positive-voted answers that have been up for a week will have their modifications to this format implemented
- When two positive-voted answers conflict the higher voted modification will be implemented
Who should post it?
The first person to write in the comments on the latest "Where am I" question, something to the effect of "I'll post the next one". This should be commented when you are ready to post it (and when it is time to post it), not days beforehand. So if you see someone wrote that an hour ago for example but it wasn't posted, you should post it.
I personally would like this format both because I don't want the series to rely on any one person (including me) and because I like it being community-run.
What should the question text be?
I was quite fond of the question text that we made for challenge #2. This makes the
Upload a screenshot of a game into an answer. Others will have to guess in the comments not only which game your screenshot is from, but the location within the game that the screenshot depicts.
Once someone correctly guesses your game and location, edit your answer to congratulate the winning guesser!
It is possible for there to be two winners if one person guesses the game but not the location, and a second person later jumps in with the correct location.
Keep track of incorrect guesses by editing your post to list them. This will ensure no one guesses the same thing twice.
If your screenshot features a procedurally-generated environment, please state so next to your screenshot. If this is the case, participants will only have to guess the game, not the location within.
If possible, turn off your HUD while taking the screenshot to make a harder challenge! You can also blur out the HUD, but please don't completely blacken those parts or do any other types of photo edits!
What should the title be?
Where am I this Week? Challenge #[n]
What should the protocol for moving onto the next challenge thread be?
When a later challenge thread has been posted, update the question with the following at the start:
This "Where am I?" challenge is now over! Please participate in the newest question tagged where-am-i-challenge!
And update the title with the following at the end:
[Submissions closed; participate in the latest version!]
Screenshot of the Week: SOTW Where Am I this Week: WhMI
Make a theme choice question as a hub similar to SOTW. The themes used in WhMI? should be different from SOTW.
Every 2 weeks a new challenge is posted.
If a challenge is not solved, the answer is not revealed until the challenge 4 weeks after that one is posted, that is, the answer to unsolved challenge x is revealed when challenge x + 2 is posted.
When challenge y is posted, comments will be posted on unsolved challenges y - 2 asking for the answer.
Comment deletion policy
SE format indicates that comments should be deleted eventually when they no longer add value. On WhMI? a policy will need to be in place to ensure comments are deleted while still keeping record of the guesses:
Comments giving the first instance of a guess should never be deleted. Comments giving a guess that has already been stated should be deleted. Comments that do not give a guess are welcome but should be deleted 2 contests later.