I really like this idea but personally I'd rather see smaller lesser known crates which many may find useful. Even though I love crates like serde, I'd be surprised if a large number of Rustaceans didn't know about it. Also it would take quite a few weeks to move past all the big ones in the same class as serde.
I mean, the whole idea is crate discovery after all
As for ideas....I dont know, I'd suggest something like ansi_term.
I'd rather see smaller lesser known crates which many may find useful.
That was the idea. However, the goal is to provide value to the community, and I am with those who think advertising serde will very much do so, given that serialization is something a lot of programs can use. I also think ansi_term is a fairly specific crate restricted to applications that require colored terminal output. Advertising it will also provide value to the community, but only to the fraction of it that has this specific use case.
Still, your suggestion also provided value to at least 19 people, who have clicked your link.
Thanks for your reply; I see that we should be careful not to give the Crate of the Week a too official taste. On the other hand, the "quote of the week" also wasn't always official. Perhaps we should put the COTW directly before the QOTW.
Also @nasa42 can write some introductory text about how this is just a random selection, and means no endorsement from his employer or the Rust team, that the stated opinions are merely mine, yadda yadda yadda...