It seems to me that the visit stats have tailed off quite dramatically over the last week or so: upwards of 400 down to 200 or so.

The number of new questions also seems to have diminished, so maybe now is a good time for us all to start asking new ones with the kind of enthusiasm that kenorb brought to the party when the site launched?

For my part, I'm travelling today and tomorrow, but will attempt to come up with something meaningful thereafter.


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More questions certainly would be great, but a low-activity period (the length of which varies from site to site) after the public beta start is normal. For more information, see What is the typical growth pattern of a new beta site in the first few weeks?

If I perceive correctly, we did get something of an extra boost from "can a paradox kill an AI?" being in Hot Network Questions for a few days. It would be great if we could produce more content that's both high-quality and interesting to a lot of people.

So yes, if anyone has additional well-thought-out questions in mind, we would be happy to have them!


There's definitely been a fall-off, but as others have said, it will take time for people to find the site and become engaged. I feel like one of the most important thing to do in the meantime is keep asking some quality questions, and/or get additional answers to existing questions, such that first time visitors won't perceive the site as dormant. From a network science POV, we want a "preferential attachment" sort of scenario, where new nodes attach themselves to this node and grow our network.


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