Looking at the current Area 51 stats... we need some work: only 3.1 questions per day, where 15 is a healthy beta.

What can we do to gain more activity on the site?

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    Having watched the stats for about two years now -- that's actually towards the high end of our daily questions average... At any rate, I'd submit we're anything but stagnant today; in fact we're about the most active I've ever seen it.
    – Joseph Weissman Mod
    Apr 21, 2013 at 18:09
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    That said, there's not really any big secret about how to increase questions-per-day -- ask great questions, create great content, increase returning-viewers, engage more deeply with the community, etc. We've done things like question-of-the-week contests centering around certain thinkers or movements; and I've suggested at various points organizing regular study/discussion groups in chat, that could maybe help ideate and develop new questions.
    – Joseph Weissman Mod
    Apr 21, 2013 at 18:11
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    stop being so pedantic about suitable questions ?
    – Dr Sister
    Apr 28, 2013 at 10:14
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    @DrSister was there any particular concern or problem you want to explore there? We're definitely going to continue requiring questions be practical/answerable -- note this isn't anyone here being "pedantic"; it's a global SE guideline
    – Joseph Weissman Mod
    Apr 28, 2013 at 17:50

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Personally, I'm less concerned about the number of questions per day, and more concerned about the number of high-quality questions.

The last thing we should do is encourage more activity, in my opinion, unless we are certain that the activity we encourage would actually be beneficial to the site.

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