I've been active on Chem SE for about 6 months. My perception is that things have changed significantly over that time. It seems to me that there were
- more thought provoking questions 6 months ago
- more answers to these questions
- more comments and dialog
- more voting on questions and answers
I'd appreciate hearing how other folks see it, especially those who have been around for a longer time. Maybe the moderators have some data that might be relevant. I realize that things are always changing, but to me, the trend is worrisome. I'd be relieved to hear that this is some cyclical pattern that has been seen earlier. If the trend is real, what can we do to turn it around?