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This is what I think about the site:

  • The content and participation in the form of answers is fine.
  • There's a lack of people asking questions.

I suspect that a low absolute rate of activity is inevitable, because amateur radio is a small hobby and many of the people in it get their questions answered by talking to their friends and mentors — something we can't and shouldn't try to replace.

My arbitrarilyWhat I find a ready-chosen benchmarkto-hand comparison for “we should wish to do this well” is the Reddit /r/amateurradio question threads, which get 20-50 comments per week. Supposing half of them are questiony and half of them are answery, that's 10-25 questions per week. (Of course, some of them are repeats or off-topic for us — “Which radio should I buy?”.)

The only thing I see to do to promote the asking of questions is to advertise the site. Unfortunately, I'm new to the hobby myself and don't see any places where it would be appropriate for me to do so. (Oh wait, my todo list says I should be making a radio page on my personal site. I can put a link there. That's hardly much though.)

This is what I think about the site:

  • The content and participation in the form of answers is fine.
  • There's a lack of people asking questions.

I suspect that a low absolute rate of activity is inevitable, because amateur radio is a small hobby and many of the people in it get their questions answered by talking to their friends and mentors — something we can't and shouldn't try to replace.

My arbitrarily-chosen benchmark for “we should wish to do this well” is the Reddit /r/amateurradio question threads, which get 20-50 questions per week. (Of course, some of them are repeats or off-topic for us — “Which radio should I buy?”.)

The only thing I see to do to promote the asking of questions is to advertise the site. Unfortunately, I'm new to the hobby myself and don't see any places where it would be appropriate for me to do so. (Oh wait, my todo list says I should be making a radio page on my personal site. I can put a link there. That's hardly much though.)

This is what I think about the site:

  • The content and participation in the form of answers is fine.
  • There's a lack of people asking questions.

I suspect that a low absolute rate of activity is inevitable, because amateur radio is a small hobby and many of the people in it get their questions answered by talking to their friends and mentors — something we can't and shouldn't try to replace.

What I find a ready-to-hand comparison for “we should wish to do this well” is the Reddit /r/amateurradio question threads, which get 20-50 comments per week. Supposing half of them are questiony and half of them are answery, that's 10-25 questions per week. (Of course, some of them are repeats or off-topic for us — “Which radio should I buy?”.)

The only thing I see to do to promote the asking of questions is to advertise the site. Unfortunately, I'm new to the hobby myself and don't see any places where it would be appropriate for me to do so. (Oh wait, my todo list says I should be making a radio page on my personal site. I can put a link there. That's hardly much though.)

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This is what I think about the site:

  • The content and participation in the form of answers is fine.
  • There's a lack of people asking questions.

I suspect that a low absolute rate of activity is inevitable, because amateur radio is a small hobby and many of the people in it get their questions answered by talking to their friends and mentors — something we can't and shouldn't try to replace.

My arbitrarily-chosen benchmark for “we should wish to do this well” is the Reddit /r/amateurradio question threads, which get 20-50 questions per week. (Of course, some of them are repeats or off-topic for us — “Which radio should I buy?”.)

The only thing I see to do to promote the asking of questions is to advertise the site. Unfortunately, I'm new to the hobby myself and don't see any places where it would be appropriate for me to do so. (Oh wait, my todo list says I should be making a radio page on my personal site. I can put a link there. That's hardly much though.)