We are now at 500 days, a critical milestone!
Unfortunately, we are kind of in the bad side of things with only one "Excellent" stat according to Area 51:
A simple breakdown of stats (compared with those at the one year mark:
Questions per day: Hasn't changed at all after 135 days! The bad thing about that is that we need about 11 times the asking to be healthy! We need more questions, more good on-topic questions!
Answered: We went down from 92% to 91% and I sincerely hope we keep this stat at least 91 percent. This is our only good stat so far.
Avid Users: Eh, we are at least half way on all stats. More participation would surely help here. With only three 3k rep users at this point, this is actually quite slow in terms of progress. We did go up 6 users in the 200+ rep side though so we are slowly building some active users!
Answer Ratio: We went up by 0.1 to 2! This is a pretty good stat itself as it shows that users are thinking and finding alternate answers to various questions (no, questions are not too broad). The only problem is that it's only okay...
Visits Per Day: We went from 77 to 96, a 24% increase! The things that is scary is that we're supposed to have 1,500 views per day, making this stat only a mere 6 percent than what it is expected! If we take the okay stat of 500 views, we are only about 19 percent of the way there!
So what do the stats say overall? We need more people! We have low questions per day... because we have very few people asking and fewer on-topic questions. We only have 92 avid users... it should be 150. We have 96 visits per day because we have very few people. I sincerely believe that without more users, this site will fail due to incredibly low activity. The last message in chat up to this point... 3 days ago!
This site has a great group of users and moderators to represent this site. The thing is, when people say things like "Be an example for others!", you need the "others" (other users) to be an example for. This site sure is a hidden gem except it's too hidden as of now.
As discussed multiple times, this site has very little activity. As of August 19, 2017 (yesterday), we have reached 500 days old and I congratulate the site for reaching this far. But we need to face the music: if we don't get more users, this might be one of our last milestones.
IMPORTANT POINTS TL;DR:
We've improved as a site and as individual users
We still need a lot of users (active users)
Happy 500 day anniversary!
Anything you want to add about our site up to this point? Add your thoughts in an answer!