Our site suffers from too many bad questions. We are the second worst site in the entire network regarding answer rate. Bad questions do not get answers and they drive away the most important community members: experts.
We need more good questions. Good questions are asked by people who know what they do, usually people with high reputation.
To solve this problem I asked the SE team for a minor change on our site. And they said yes!
I am very proud to announce this change today: From now on we are a test site for a new feature called No questions penalty.
How it works: Each week you don’t ask a question you will lose 1% (one percent) of your reputation. Closed questions or questions with a negative vote count will not be taken into account, so your question has to be good.
After six months the effects will be evaluated and – if they are positive – rolled out to the entire network.