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  1. Using an empirical method, I was able to find out that there are about 50 questions hanging in the feed for 13 Dec. And this is taking into account the fact that all questions on Experts and Q now flow here . I asked some people: how many questions were there before? I was told-about 500. Per day.�

    That is, if you believe these figures, the number of questions fell by 10 times. Now why:

    • news about the merger with Yandex.Experts met very sadly
    • not everyone likes Yandex
    • not everyone liked kveshen in principle, and after the merger they stopped hanging around here.�
    • the lack of changes on the queshen and total disregard on the part of the administration do not add to the desire to sit here.�
    • good authors who were asked questions for leave .�
      • because the site was aimed at a more adult audience, and here mostly questions in the spirit of “I'm going to school tomorrow” or “I'm going to the army tomorrow”. In other words, schoolchildren have become the main audience.�
      • Although the statistics do not strongly agree with me.�

    On one of the live broadcasts, the CEO of TheQ was asked a question like “there is not enough good content here, what is the reason”, and she replied “well, then everyone is already sitting on Experts!)))))”. Well, yes, yes, I would go…

    I met a couple of local experts briefly at Experts, but that was a month or more ago. Now that the content database is merged, everyone will be there, including me .�

    in short: there are few questions, because people have lost interest.

  2. My version is as follows. After its birth and gaining popularity, TheQuestion became a platform for free exchange of opinions. People were free to ask questions that really interested them – and other people answered them what they really thought. This freedom was based on the anonymity of users – and people could express their opinions without fear of consequences.

    Obviously, a significant part of the questions concerned current politics. And TheQuestion was a great platform for arguments and discussions.

    Now, after TheQuestion has been placed under Yandex, which is a Russian company that complies with the laws and provides information to whom it is supposed to – people can no longer be sure of their anonymity – therefore, they can no longer be sure that they will not receive unpleasant consequences from Russian laws (about fakes, reposting, etc.) – therefore, they understand that they should “filter the market” and write not the full range of what they really think – therefore, the interest in responding to TheQuestion is greatly reduced.

    Speaking from a marketing point of view: there is a high demand for a free platform for free exchange of opinions.� the demand for a high-risk platform for non-free exchange of distorted opinions is significantly lower.

  3. Yandex is an aggressive and disgusting service in terms of its policy, just like soap. For various reasons, it is not liked, and there is something to dislike. Over time, people will come running again, there will be a lot of questions again, but the quality of local fauna and content will change a lot. The mentality will be similar to that of Odnoklassniki.

  4. Measuring a site's level by the number of questions a day is deceitful. And this is inhumane, because it leads, rushes to author's burnout-the community is not a conveyor belt for content production, but a living organism. And this mantra “we need more questions” only devalues questions that are relatively old, but have not lost their relevance.

    There are very few topics and events that can be discussed in 2015, but allegedly cannot be discussed in 2019. On the contrary, there are enough questions, if not eternal, then long-playing. Dig into the TQ search, read, think…

    “Kveshn” is not “Twitter”, although to whom do I say this…

    This [betting on a stream of questions day after day] is a fundamental positioning error of TQ, which does not keep authors and just a high-quality audience on the site. It doesn't create depth, atmosphere, community, increase the length of the session, or encourage people to linger here.

    • The number of questions is a very misleading metric. Just like other Internet metrics, by the way.

    In addition to other mistakes and short-sighted steps, of which there are a great many, which I am tired of naming and which repel the audience.

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