Participation in our Meta seems to be somewhat lacking, and I've asked a number of questions lately that have gone unanswered:
- For the most part I was naming chatrooms myself, and I invited the community to have a say in how we want to name and organize the chatrooms: Accepting proposals for chat rooms.
- We've had some close votes on questions that already have good answers, and unsuccessful re-open votes for questions that have good answers, and I was wondering why this is: If a question already has a good answer, does it need to be closed?. People seem to feel strongly enough that such questions should still be closed, but don't want to give reasons for that.
- This was a question about which matter modeling communities exist out there, which I thought would be fairly easy to answer, as almost everyone is probably part of some community in their specific field (I already listed the communities in the fields in which I'm familiar): Helping to get unanswered questions answered: What are the communities where we can notify people of our questions?.
- Anyone using the chat rooms probably can weigh in on my request for feedback on how we'd like an "@channel" type ping to work: Preparing for a feature request for chat rooms to have something like the "@channel" feature in Slack.
On Meta we don't get points for participating, so what can get people interested in participating more? There's badges, but perhaps people don't care as much about badges. I'd be surprised if people don't care about how the site is run and what we can do to help the site grow though.