## The Bentham prize

By Tamay on Jan. 15, 2020, 6:58 p.m. GMT

#### Writing new questions and improving existing questions

The writing of new questions that generate useful insight on existing questions, or related topics are appreciated.

Moreover, existing questions can sometimes be ambiguous, or its resolution conditions may be under-specified or unclear. It is useful for this to be pointed out, and to receive suggestions on how the question could be improved.

Examples of comments that helped improve questions

###### How many billions of poultry will be slaughtered worldwide, in the calendar year 2030, according to FAO estimates?katifish requested information on Dec 17, 2019 at 1:54pm I'm curious about the discrepancy between the results you get from searching the data at http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QL and the visualization linked in the resolution criteria. Just focusing on chickens, the visualization shows ~22.8 billion, whereas the database search give ~66.6 billion. Does anyone know why this is?

This is not a checklist. We can imagine awarding the prize to someone who has written only a handful of comments, or to someone who has written dozens of one-sentence comments; to someone who has done only one of the above or someone who has done many. The key determinant will be (our estimation of) the value of the contributions made.

For the first round of the contest, the judges will be Daniel Filan, Pablo Stafforini and Tamay Besiroglu.

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