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Believe it or not, we're actually going up on pretty much all metrics. For a long time, our q/day was around or below 1, it's now 1.8. We're maintaining our % answered and a/q, our visits have been rising steadily, as has our user base. As for our users, I checked the top 10 users and all of them have done something (ask, answer, comment) in the last 2 ...


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I don't think that the site is dying. I can answer questions related to trekking and camping but not about technical climbing. I believe the same is true with many. We have different interests and not all questions may match one's personal interest. It's important to have a mix of questions related to different outdoor activities and we are having them now.


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Final Results Is this Chinese rock climbing gear manufacturer reliable? Net Score: 13 (Excellent: 14, Satisfactory: 3, Needs Improvement: 1) Dropping gear: Where did the hairline/micro fracture urban legend come from? Net Score: 13 (Excellent: 14, Satisfactory: 3, Needs Improvement: 1) What are safe/effective leaves from around the world for use in ...


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Final Results Flashlight or headlamp for night hiking? Net Score: 7 (Excellent: 7, Satisfactory: 4, Needs Improvement: 0) What exercises can you do before Scuba Diving to improve your air consumption? Net Score: 3 (Excellent: 3, Satisfactory: 5, Needs Improvement: 0) First crampon grade to buy Net Score: 3 (Excellent: 3, Satisfactory: 5, Needs ...


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Final Results Alternatives to retreating quickly when caught in a lightning storm when rock climbing? Net Score: 8 (Excellent: 8, Satisfactory: 1, Needs Improvement: 0) What's the difference between Sport Climbing and Traditional Climbing Net Score: 6 (Excellent: 6, Satisfactory: 3, Needs Improvement: 0) How can I keep my backpack from resting ...


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I personally think the site suffers from banning list questions (which feels like a legacy from Stack Exchange (Programming). Digests of answers can be especially useful, particularly within the Great Outdoors forums and a few others. Quora has nailed this aspect quite well, and while we are not Quora, we should not disregard the way human beings ...


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This seems to be a very broad range of scores. I'm not sure what that implies. Overall, the total seems positive, but the fact that we have 4 out of 10 that need improvement is a concern to me. Does this mean we aren't closing off off-topic or rubbish questions where we should be? Or that we are attracting poor quality questions? Or just that this sample of ...


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These are my thoughts after completing a survey of 10 posts. Out of the ten questions I rated 7 as excellent and would defend each as excellent. They all had more than one answer and at least one well written and often well researched. The other 3 had decent answers but each could use a niche expert. I would argue those are good questions to have around ...


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The biggest issue I've seen on this forum is the presence of highly specific questions that will remain unanswerable by users until we have representatives from strange parts of the globe. Simply look through this page (https://outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=unanswered) at the older, unanswered questions to see what I mean. Yes, a question about a ...


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Final Results Wood versus plastic trail signs? Net Score: 13 (Excellent: 14, Satisfactory: 2, Needs Improvement: 1) Allemansrätten: What restrictions? Net Score: 13 (Excellent: 14, Satisfactory: 1, Needs Improvement: 1) "Used" top rope when bouldering Net Score: 10 (Excellent: 11, Satisfactory: 2, Needs Improvement: 1) Does drinking tea ...


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I'm concerned The situation is not alarming because the site is getting questions constantly, and it's a bit better than a good few months ago, but comparing for example to Travel.SE it's not performing as well. I don't think the problem is the saturation of many topics when it comes to possible questions. There are many tags that are niche here, but are ...


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