I am listing the four answers that came up in the thread "What should be our first Polystats Project?" as separate answers in this question. Please vote up or downvote the answers depending on which one question you think we should consider for our first project. BTW, this question is CW so that downvotes and upvotes have no rep consequences.
A few points:
We all should contribute to the project even if our favorite project question is not chosen by the community.
I will keep the poll question open for 3 days (i.e., till 22nd September, 00 hours UTC) at which time I will ask the mods to lock the question.
If there is a tie I will flip a coin to choose the specific question that we will look at.
Are there reputation effects in SE communities and to what extent are reputation effects contingent on various variables such as size of the community, number of views per day, no of questions per day etc?
Does rep really correspond to expertise? (I guess this is similar to the other question, "are there rep effects?" or "snowball effect", but one possible outcome of this research would be a new way to compute rep.)