Don't get me wrong. I love the idea of SR. But I do have to ask: is this site viable?
Why do I ask?
My question was triggered by seeing this question: it's extensive and very well written. However, it had one upvote and low views on the Sep 17th, after even being tweeted. Worse though, after carrying a "draw attention" bounty for 6 days, it had one extra upvote, only one extra answer*, and a measly 62 views total.
Why are people not viewing that question?
Why are people not upvoting that question?
Why is only one person lured by the bounty to answer it?
Before, I also had this feeling based on my own question history of six questions:
- Three are unanswered 1, 2, 3
- One self answered with a short additional answer (with one upvote, by me) 4
- Two questions with one answer, respectively very short and failing a must-have 5, 6
Don't get me wrong: I appreciate the answers (and express this with votes and interaction). However, this is not very rewarding, and I'd expect this situation to scare off new users.
What do you think? Can this site work? Is some kind of change needed? Or does it just need time?
* And seemingly even a self-promotion answer without real disclosure (apart from some "we"'s)...