I think things are OK.
I'd like to offer an additional stat: we have 16,002 D&D family questions (which includes Pathfinder) out of 22,167 total questions, or 72.2% D&D family questions. (This means the view count is somewhat weighted toward D&D questions: they get an extra 8% share.)
These view and question statistics are unsurprising to me. ...
Honestly, I think D&D has eaten the front page.
Here's what the site looks like if you ignore-list D&D3/4/5, Pathfinder, and D20. (N.B. I'm not ignore-listing "general"/"legacy" D&D questions.)
I straight-up used this site as an example of what "drowning out other content" looks like on B&CG Meta last year. I think it'd be very easy for a ...
As requested by myself, here's a birds-eye view into what actually happened on Role-playing Games Stack Exchange moderation-wise over the past 365 days, for your collective edification and bemusement:
Action Moderators Community¹
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Users suspended² ...
I filter all D&D related questions out as I care nothing about D&D whatsoever whatever form it takes. This makes the site much easier to use (except in the truly abysmal mobile app) and I can focus on the questions that I am interested in. Those are varied, well asked, and generally attract many different answers.
Quantity is irrelevant compared to ...
Are we attracting enough quality content for non-DnD systems?
The crux here is whether our humble site is the best place on the internet to find information about various RPGs, even for people who don't already know about us.
I turned on incognito mode, fired up google, and asked it a bunch of questions. I opened up the Tags page, sorted by ...
Spam prevention doesn't seem to be the main use for protection (volume-wise)
Given the previous data, this would mean that only 212/943 = 22% of protection activity involves spam.
58% of posts which receive spam are never protected
This tells me that spam has been not the main use of protection for us in the past. In fact, it seems like a very minor or at ...
For the D&D family (including PF) there are several editions still played and supported by the community.
It seems to me that this is less the case with other systems. The few shadowrun questions I've seen around here, for example, have all been about SR5. And while I consider myself a SR3 expert the same is not true for later editions because I decided ...
Happy this came up, glad to give my answer.
I consider myself a former rpg.se member.
If you look at my activity records, you'll see I used to be pretty active around here. But I don't play any edition of D&D or PF, so it felt like there was really nothing for me to contribute or to get out of being here.
I chanced to see an opportunity to answer a ...
I just wanted to extract a few replies from the comments above:
From Medix2's comment on the number of deleted answers per protected question (note: this is all-time, not just the 700 recently unprotected questions)
11% had no deleted answers
26% had 1 deleted answer
29% had 2 deleted answers
18% had 3 deleted answers
9% had 4 deleted answers
4% had 5 ...
We have to unprotect things intelligently
Out of the ~700 recently unprotected questions, 5 have gotten answers in just 21 days. All 5 of those answers have since been deleted and/or are at -1 or lower. This works out very roughly to around 2 Very Low Quality (VLQ) answers per week for this group of posts. All of these posts would have been prevented by ...
Does the page view count indicate a problem, in your opinion?
Are we attracting enough quality content for non-DnD systems? If not, what should we do?
There's no reason to assume that quality non-DnD content would be a greater proportion of our site than the overall proportion of non-DnD players. There's no reason to assume, with DnD being so ...
Question and Answer moderation: Some more unscientific comparison between stacks
Here are some more comparisons, this time focused on question and answer moderation. The stacks were picked unscientifically but hopefully the comparisons might add some context to the numbers. All numbers come from the respective "2018: a year in moderation" posts ...
I'm interested in the fact that "comments moved to chat" for the community is 0 - I know I've gotten into a back-and-forth that got long enough that I was automatically prompted to move comments to chat (and did so). I suppose that may have been more than a year ago, but surely it's happened to someone else since?
I think we're actually doing better now than we used to be. On the 'How are we doing?' meta I talked about our success in this area a little, with:
We aren't D&D5e.stackexchange.com
Yay! We still have a hugely active 3.x and 4e community, so our that-new-thing-only issues have somewhat diminished. We are still largely D&D.stack, but Fate ...