We're at an interesting point in terms of our site growth and community development. I just thought I'd talk a little bit about where we are and why we should try to start making an extra effort to be active on meta and in chat.
Did you know that four out of five of our 'site health' indicators have turned green?
They measure questions-answered percentage (we're 92%), rep distribution (we have 230 users with 200+ rep), question-to-answer ratio (2.5) and visits-per-day (north of 1.5k is considered green.)
The remaining indicator, where we have some opportunities to improve, is questions-per-day.
The four signals that are green have been green for a little while now, but keep in mind some are a bit volatile (especially visitorship.)
Given the influx of new users into the community, and likely increased attention in general, I think it would serve us well to "man the stations" a bit more regularly in terms of chat, and to be a little more active on meta. (This very gentle reminder is a bit less gentle for high-rep users and mods.)
If we can wake up these spaces, we will end up driving engagement on the main page too! I'd love to hear in answers about interesting things we could do with the chat space or other ways we could tap into the power of the community here.
See you around!