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It is true that the industry has evolved and now many questions have found a new place in other communities. I would like to start a conversation about the usefulness of some of these sites (like the Open Data) from a GIS perspective, but that would be another topic. It is also true that some of these stats are time-depend and the more time a question is ...


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While I actually agree with your feeling here, I think it's important to keep in mind that the community (both this site specifically and SE in general) has changed quite a bit over the years, so comparing content across that time may not work out so easily. Looking at the Q/A with a score above 50, the top 3 are questions that would be closed within ...


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In addition to several good reasons already posted in answers here, there is another factor that I don't think I've seen addressed yet... The longer the site has been around, the more likely it is that any given question has already been asked. Or to put it another way, the more likely it is that the question a user wants an answer to has already been ...


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Personally, I would rather see more questions closed by the vote of community users in the reviews than by the decision of a moderator. From the point of view of the user asking the question, the closure by a moderator can be seen as an arbitrary decision. Although I consider that it was always a fair decision, the user who writes the question sometimes ...


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As a relative newcomer to both the GIS stackexchange as well as GIS itself, I can't comment on historical trends. But I would point out quantity does not equal quality. My experience with this community is better than with some other online communities (SE and elsewhere) whose stats would doubtless be higher. Questions span the range from beginner to expert,...


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It was claimed in comments moderators in GIS SE have played a major role closing questions than the community, while in other Stack Exchange sites (Stack Overflow SE, Mathematics SE and Database Administrators SE) it is the opposite: I don't believe we can compare GIS to Stack Overflow and Mathematics because they are much larger communities than GIS. In ...


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I've been here since the beginning, and served as pro-tem moderator for a time when the site was finding it's legs. My contributions have been downwardly trending for several years. It would be wrong to say the distance is because of over-moderation. Home and work are claiming more of my available attention, and my public internet presence has quietened down ...


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I'm going to suggest that, yes, SE GIS is ill. Answers so far have noted that: There is usually a lul in activity over the new year and holiday periods. The userbase has been steadily increasing, as has activity. I'd suggest that at least in terms of the second, this is because there is little other place for GIS users who have questions to go for help. ...


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One option to get data listed in your question is the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE). It is updated weekly. More info about SEDE is available here.


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I am not a statistician, but I think something that needs to be taken into account when considering the numbers that you have presented, is that the more time that passes, between when a post is made and the present, the more likely it is that a: post will be voted on; and question will be answered This is because the more times a post is viewed, the more ...


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These stats are posted when a site is in its beta stage. The final stats for our site are available at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/1425/geographic-information-systems: You can query information about site usage at the data site. For instance, this one reports total questions and answers by month for the last 12 months. You can customize ...


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This is both a CSS and HTML template issue. The recent updates to the site's CSS remove the initial caps on all of the words, but they also remove it from 'asked', 'viewed', and 'active' because those words aren't capitalized in the template. To be completely honest the inconsistency in capitalization on our sites drives me crazy, but that's another project ...


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I suspect that the fix for this may just flow through from the coming CSS update referred to at https://gis.meta.stackexchange.com/a/3942 because I have noticed that title case is not used at two other sites that I frequent (which I know are already using it): The association bonus should not enable users to vote on every site https://genealogy....


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