I have just been over to Area 51 to check on how we are doing as a site, as we are coming up to a third the way through beta.
The stats look like this
294 Questions. We should be aiming for over 750, but 1500 would be excellent. This reads that we are on-track, but the rate of new questions seems to have dropped off a lot since the first week. Often only a few new questions appear per day. We should be aiming for at least 10 per day on average.
94% Answer rate. This is well above the 90% suggested as excellent! Well done us.
80 users with 200+ rep. Aiming for 150. This should be fine.
3 users with 2,000+ rep. Aiming for 10. Looking at the top users, this should be fine.
1 users with 3,000+ rep. Aiming for 5. Should be okay, but may need a push!
3.5 answer ratio. Aiming for 2.5. Again, well done us.
210 visits/day. 500 is considered poor, 1500 is good.
This would suggest we have a few areas to worry about. The number of visits/day and the amount of questions. Logically, the number of visits would mean the more questions will come. I already love this site, so it would be a shame to see this beta fail. Any thoughts on how we can try to promote this further?