Edit: Here is another major reason why your question count is down!
So I asked that boating question, and you (OP here on this meta Q), as well as others, put it on hold as too broad. I get what you did here, but here's the thing...
I very specifically said "This is the sum of my knowledge. What do I need to do before going headlong recklessly into boating?"
I tried to throw you a bone here, as I was planning on doing my boating research myself some day when I have more time, but in this meta Q&A people have specifically said "Let us do it for you! Or at least help with it." So that's what I did.
I could write up an entire essay about why that is an appropriate question, even a good question, and argue why it can be considered on topic, and why such a "gateway question" is actually great for SE and even more for TGO, but since I asked that question in response to this meta one I will save my time and merely say...
If you want to get the question count up here, then act accordingly. I'm not going to bother asking any more questions about boating here (and I had several lined up) if that is the response my initial inquiry is going to get. I will go back to doing my own research myself.
You have to ask yourselves: Does every single question and answer have to robotically adhere perfectly to our very arbitrary guidelines about what we want, or can we relax a bit and allow more freedom to good questions and answers that are good for the site?
Despite my annoyance, this is not intended to dis anyone here. It's just that we either come here to ask our questions or we don't, and having these artificial barriers is not conducive to relaying information.
Update: Actually, on second thought, I will in good faith provide one more attempt. The comment by DJClayworth has prompted me to ask three more questions. Those questions could then be used as part of an answer to the beginning boating question (which I disagree about and think is answerable. If it's not, the burden is not on me as the question asker to figure out why, as that's the point of asking questions, rather the burden is on others to specify what would make it answerable, which has not been done so far).
Personally, my primary reason for not posting more questions is that I am the type of person who usually does my research myself, as much as I reasonably can. Sometimes I even think "Maybe I should go back and do a Q and self-answer on SE," but unfortunately that rarely realizes.
Another reason I don't ask about certain topics that I am beginner (or not even that) in is that I'm not even sure what to ask. In that light, I just asked a question to get that ball rolling: Beginning boating. I think it would be great if someone made a community wiki answer for this, if you think we have enough different boating experts to contribute to one full answer. Or at least had someone pull in all the various ideas thrown out by the various answers into one good answer after there are a bunch of them with random contributions.
I know more than I let on in that question, but I still consider myself very inexperienced when it comes to boating.
Another reason why our question count might be low is that, despite the fact that "TGO" is something that describes a type of activities, it is still a very broad type with a large umbrella including lots of different interests. I don't think that's a bad thing though; if TGO is having a hard go of it imagine how much harder yet an SE site only for camping would have it, or only for mountain climbing, etc.. Still, it means we have a harder time getting lots of people interested in any given post.