It seems to me that Stack Overflow is getting a lot less questions and a lot less answers. More questions have no answers than those with. This is quite a change from a few months ago.
closed as not constructive by Rosinante, George Stocker, Aarobot, badp, jmfsg Nov 30 '10 at 15:15
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The "interesting" tab (consisting mainly of unanswered questions) is great for experienced users of stack overflow, but maybe it's not right for new visitors?
There's a risk—illustrated by this question—that visitors will interpret the questions on the home page as being typical questions on Stack Overflow (rather than questions specially selected because they have few answers), and believe that this means that questions asked on the site get very few answers in general.
It might give a better impression to new visitors if they were offered the "hot" tab rather the "interesting" tab.
SO is not dying, quite the opposite, it's getting more questions and answers than ever before, just look at the stats. However, you do get shown more questions that don't have answers, this is very much intentional, see this recent blog post. You can switch to the old view by going to http://stackoverflow.com/?tab=active
The home page changed recently. Did you take that into account? It's not the same to you as to everybody else anymore.
Stackoverflow is on the contrary stronger than ever with 10M monthly unique visitors.
There seems however to be some truth to there being less answers per question. There's definitely a trend. The big question is not "Is Stack Overflow dying?" but rather "what are you doing to help?" There's an increasing demand for answers, let's meet it.
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