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May 10 '21 at 4:18 comment added Gimelist (1) The enjoyment level of the various users here is not quantified by stats. (2) I didn't check, but I do seem to remember that rock-id answers were rarely marked as answers by the OP.
May 9 '21 at 18:04 comment added peterh @Gimelist Check an accepted question/month stat.
May 9 '21 at 12:24 comment added Gimelist By the way, we are obviously not moderating ourselves out of existence, because the site is great now and I'm loving every second.
Dec 15 '20 at 3:16 comment added Gimelist Are we moderating ourselves out of existence? Could be. But that's only because people are not asking earth science questions. Not because we banned rock id. Because otherwise, this will be a rock id site, and I wouldn't mind if it dies.
Dec 15 '20 at 3:16 comment added Gimelist There needs to be a place for rock id questions? Then go to Area 51 and suggest a rock id site. Rock id is not in the scope of earth science. Unless there's a scientific question there of course. But usually there is nothing scientific about "what's this black rock", often accompanied with a blurry photo.
Dec 15 '20 at 3:14 comment added Gimelist @peterh-ReinstateMonica There are no good rock identification questions. Maybe 1 out of 20? The site has become much better since we banned rock id question and I am much more engaged. I don't post that much because most questions aren't related to my topic of knowledge, but I'm here almost on a daily basis.
Jul 23 '20 at 9:24 comment added peterh This also means freedom for the Earth Science SE community, but also the lack of care from the company.
Jul 23 '20 at 9:21 comment added peterh @Jean-MariePrival The again upgoing tendency of the last some months is imho not enough yet to say it for sure. The SO has broke its records in new question/months, but most of the new content is crap. I have no idea, what will happen on smaller, non-IT sites. We will see that in some months. Note also, the company decision-makers seem to have troubles to understand that they are not only the Stack Overflow. Possibly a randomly selected SE employee has only cloudy ideas, what the SE site network is et al, (s)he believes (s)he is working for the Stack Overflow.
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Jul 23 '20 at 8:58 comment added Jean-Marie Prival I think there is no correlation between the banning of rock id questions and the drop in number of questions (your last graph). Two reasons: (1) The ban occurred in July, the drop occurred in late 2019 (exactly when a massive shitstorm happened across the network); (2) There were less than 400 rock id questions over the entire lifespan of the site, which does not fit with a drop from ~100 to ~50 questions per month. The trend seems to be going up again, so I wouldn't be too worry. I think which should seek question quality over quantity, and most rock id questions were of very poor quality.
Jul 22 '20 at 7:07 history answered peterh CC BY-SA 4.0