I was looking at the current meta users and noticed that only a hand full of people are actually getting involved in the discussions that shape Pro Webmasters.
Most questions and answers here come from the top 20 or so users from the parent site, with reputation being the judge of 'top'. That doesn't mean someone with 1 rep isn't actually less dumb than all of us combined.
Normally, I'd just be thankful for the peace and quiet .. but we're in the middle of:
- Electing moderators
- Deciding on a new domain name
- Discussing the final logo / design of the parent site
- Evaluating what is and what is not on topic for the site
Are we possibly confusing people by simply saying "got questions about the site itself?" I suspect that we're not adequately informing beta users that their opinion counts in the shaping of this site. Maybe we could change that to "got feedback?" or something similar?
Going back to quiet, this (particular) meta has been kind of ..scary quiet.. during the private beta. We're now into the public beta and its gotten even quieter. I simply can't conceive over 900 people just agreeing, consistently or otherwise, with each other under any circumstances. Something is wrong.
Robert has raised this issue on meta.stackoverflow.com to get more suggestions.