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Matter Modeling needs a lot more questions before 28 July: Here's why

Don't take the Area 51 numbers too heavily There is a blog post from 2010 that address this. At it's 89th day, some user of GIS was worryied about the site closure. It was not closed. Nowadays, it is ...
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We had an election relatively recently, shall we keep our current moderation team for a bit longer?

Do the current moderators want to continue on in their roles? Are they happy with the workload (current and expected) If both these questions are answered in the affirmative, I agree that there's no ...
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What can our community do, to get people participating more on our Meta?

Re: increasing user participation in general Users are drawn to Meta by the "Featured on Meta" sidebar. Aside from that, users have to organically discover it. To assist with that, larger ...
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Do we want to encourage people to follow this format when giving software (or similar) suggestions?

This is a good point, I think we should try to encourage more focused "single-answers" than longer "multiple-answers". I agree with everything you've said and will only point out a few more reasons ...
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We've never had such a long string of unanswered questions before, what might be the reason it happened recently?

I don't have any particular insight that's specific to these questions, or knowledge of the patterns of visiting traffic. However, I have some speculations to offer. First, all these questions seem ...
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ATTENTION Matter Modelers: Can we ask 30 questions in the next 24 hours?

This is how our stats look as of now. We are doing EXCELLENT in terms of user base and are OKAY according to other metrics. However the most important metric Stack Exchange considers for site ...
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We reached 100 unanswered questions today. Let's focus on answering the unanswered questions!

I am a little concerned with homework questions. The user user7077252 for example, had post 4 question in that line. I particularly refuse to do someone else homework :).
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0 Question Days

Not sure how many contributors on the site are from India, but there could be a good reason for a dip in activity from Indians (or so I think) - Diwali. For most of India, this is the festival season. ...
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0 Question Days

Apart from the reasons mentioned in your question. There is the possibility that people [students and porfessors] are busy since the fall semester is coming to an end in many regions. This is the case ...
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We hit rock bottom last week, in voting. What can we do now to encourage people to vote more?

Unfortunately, this is something of a broader problem across many of the SE science sites, so it may not be easy to change behavior if new users either don't know about voting or are used to the ...
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Why do we have so few active users from the UK or Germany?

One of the tricky parts with this is that most users don't have their location as part of their profile, leaving the demographics of most of the site's ~320 avid users or ~3000 total user unknown. So ...
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We have let our answer ratio slip, let's do something about it!

It seems to me that a great deal of initial questions are going to a "community list like" answer. This will work against Q vs. A ratios. I know that your take on this is that it reduces rep ...
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