A thought-provoking read for the SUMO community, perhaps?
It’s so regular you could set your watch by it. The decay of a community is just as predictable as the decay of certain stable nuclear isotopes. As soon as an open source project, language, or what-have-you achieves a certain notoriety—its half-life, if you will—they swarm in, seemingly draining the very life out of the community itself.
They are the Help Vampires. And I’m here to stop them.
This might also be a good time to re-draw attention to my document “How To Ask Good Questions” – a short primer, written very carefully to be understandable to those for whom English is a second language, on how to ask good support questions in technical forums.