Recently Matter Modeling SE became a site that attracts lots of off-topic questions (see a recent one here that is more suitable for SO and has nothing to do with matter modeling: Is there a way to do array broadcasting faster, or without using loops?, but you can find lots of other examples by searching in it).
For this very particular example, one thing which is very interesting is that asking more off-topic questions even encouraged publicly in answers just for sake of having more questions (see it here):
If you need to run this on a GPU you can ask a separate question about that and I'll answer that
In my opinion, moderators of Matter Modeling SE don't care about off-topic questions and they think that as long as they have a high traffic in terms of questions and answers, it's fine in their eyes.
I'm using SE for almost 6 years now and I thought that the basic concept of SE is to discourage off-topic questions in each SE to make it more cleaner and clearer for the users to search and find information about specific topics included in each dedicated SE website.
Specifically, moderators of Matter Modeling have a quite hostile behavior towards marking questions as off-topic and nominate them for closure, which is quite surprising to me. Even, I was punished and banned from my review privileges in the Matter Modeling SE twice last year for nominating off-topic questions for closure, which again is pretty surprising and is not very well aligned with the SE code of conduct.
My question: Why moderators of Matter Modeling SE encourage off-topic questions and scarify clarity for higher website traffic? It's quite weird that SE doesn't do anything about it and let this behavior continue, which I think is not very well aligned with what we see in other SE websites.
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