Update: After some discussion below, it seems like it is the question rate that is of focal interest, and that 3 questions per day would be great, but that 2.5 questions per day constitutes an achievable short term aim.
Our site is growing users gradually. We have our broader goal of growing the site into a thriving hub of high quality questions and answers. There is a reciprocal relationship between content and users.
Our current stats at the end of May 2012 are around 1.8 to 2 questions per day and 84% answered.
I'd like to propose a short term goal for June 2012, that we aim to get our site statistics to
- at least 3 questions per day, and (this is a step towards 5 which is the "Okay range")
- at least 90% answered (this in the "Health site range")
See our Area 51 stats here
- To get to 3 questions per day, just keep an eye on that statistic, and if it gets low, ask a question yourself. Even consider self-answering a question, if you think it is interesting and worthwhile.
- To get to 90% answered, we need to increase our answer rate from 84% to 90% (which as a rough guide involves adding around 25 answers to existing questions without answers). Check out this list of unanswered questions.
- Is it useful to set such short term goals?
- Is this a reasonable short term goal? or would you define it differently?
- How can we ensure that we achieve it?