The title says it all. I have been with this site for over two years now. I remember clearly in the beginning there was a much higher standard as far as questions were concerned. Of late all kinds of questions are seeping through. I flag questions or answers for poor quality and I do not get much support from the community. The very same questions( and in some cases answers) would have been closed couple of years ago. We were a much tighter community back then and it seems like the site has now become sort of passe. Anything goes to increase the number of questions. If it is true statistically that the number of poor questions have increased why have the number of close votes gone down in the same period ?
Through this post I am also repeating what Peter Jansson wrote in the site's inception - vote early and vote often. It seems that the people with the authority especially those with high rankings must vote more often in order to ensure quality of posts. In fact voting must be made compulsory for those with high rankings especially those above 5000 points. They should do the job of reviewers in scientific journals.