I am a relatively new user, but still I have been around here enough to see a change in my MS&E experience.
As an "asker", I used to receive a lot of help here for my studies. I had made a habit of receiving an answer in a few minutes and usually a very interesting one. This is not happening any more.
As an "answerer", I used to see a daily amount of well-posed and non-trivial questions and a small amount of "featured" questions, rarely more than 10 and typically very challenging and deep. Today I see a much bigger quantity of questions asking for solutions of this or that exercise. It happens more and more frequently to see ill-posed questions, often by new users who presumably won't be back again. Also, there is an enormous increase in the "featured" questions, to the point that they are not featured any more.
So my questions are:
- Is this just me, or is something like this happening for real?
- If the answer to 1 is affirmative, how could we draw more attention to our community and raise its level again?
Thank you for your attention.