# Uhh… Hello? Why are there so few questions here?

There are only like 273 questions excluding this one. Mean while, there are over 18,000,000 on SO. Why is it so lonely here? Is anybody home?

• Earth science may not be as popular as programming in general. On the other hand, about 10 million of the 18 million questions on SO are really bad quality, many of the others are mediocre. There is a danger that smaller communities may never really fly and the way out could be increasing the scope, for example allow scientific software usage questions maybe or fusing with another similar community. I personally would be happy if there was only a single natural sciences exchange. But then others may like it differently. – Trilarion Feb 14 '20 at 22:27

• If $N$ is the number of main-site questions, then SO has $9.5 \sqrt{N}$ meta questions and we have only $3.9 \sqrt{N}$. – uhoh Feb 7 '20 at 23:43