The League of Legends contest has increased use of the site. While I'd normally say this was a good thing, we're getting flooded with questions which don't fit our site very well. They're questions that don't have factual answers and are more like people seeking opinions from other players. These questions are often so broad and sometimes prompt for situational answers. In the end, it's difficult to provide a good answer to these questions, even with experience with the game.
- What is the easiest way to win soloqueue games?
- Will there be a new double jungler meta/jungler & roamer meta?
- Why is support the easiest way to get out of elo hell?
- Why was (is?) Irelia so popular top?
I've been voting down/to close and leaving comments, but this is getting a bit out-of-hand. I've seen this issue during other contests as well: floods of new users, in an attempt to get rep and win contests, will ask questions before they really get a feel for which types of questions are good fits.
How can we lessen the negative impact of contests on the quality of questions? The contests are serving their primary function: to get people to use the site more. However, my general feeling is that the questions being asked aren't questions that have good answers, and that rings alarm bells in my mind.