There was a previous economics site that ran for a while, but shut down. Was anyone here on that site? Why did it shut down and what can this site do differently?
Agree with @CarrKnight. The earlier project failed because not enough experts were attracted during the beta period. It was largely a lack of experts that killed it. This time we've attracted more experts -- but as CarrKnight notes, there are still few people in total. I'd say we're still doing better than the last time.
I know that S.E. sites are more math oriented, or at least it seems to me, but I think that in order for the site to fare better this time, more applied, methodological-applied questions should be posed and answered. I saw a question about heckman self-selection concept sink down without any interest in the private beta, but we need that kind of questions also.