I noticed that some of the SE sites simply declined in terms of new posts in the last several years.
Is there any analysis of what these sites are, and reasons why that happened? What would be the destiny of these sites, if that decline continues?
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Is there any analysis of what these sites are
Users with enough reputations can view site statistics on
https://[SE name].stackexchange.com/site-analytics, e.g. https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/site-analytics:
and reasons why that happened?
I think this could be explained by a variety of reasons that don't help attract good questioners and answerers:
What would be the destiny of these sites, if that decline continues?
No idea but one of the great upsides of Stack Exchange, unlike Reddit or Quora, is that they typically provide an archive of all questions+answers with a quite friendly license. Also keep in mind that the public Stack Exchange websites serve as a promoter for Teams.