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Discussing about growth of the community.
You can see the overall progress graph from starting to the end of 2017 in chart and tubular at here. In this year we have requested for graduation claiming consistent 10+ QPD but those questions have been asked by specific users and were not quality questions. Though I've pointed out how QPD is more considered towards the graduation but we're happy with low QPD with quality rather than high QPD without quality and as far as we maintain quality the site is unlikely to be shutdown as quoted there.
At present the thing I want to emphasize on is unanswered questions. Currently we have 1800+ questions with no answer which is highly affecting the lower %Answered stats. We have never achieved 80% answered stats after 2014, also see that answer ratio is reduced to 1.6 !
We've been lagging in %Answered stats among religious sites on SE network:
┃ Buddhism ┃ 98 % ┃
┃ Christianity ┃ 97 % ┃
┃ Islam ┃ 86 % ┃
┃ Mi Yodeya ┃ 85 % ┃
┃ Hinduism ┃ 77 % ┃
Here are some suggestion to improve the %Answered stats (Ref. Steps to reduce the number of unanswered questions - Islam.SE):
Visit list of unanswered questions and consider to take appropriate action:
If the question has an un-upvoted and/or unaccepted answer, then improve the answer until it’s worthy of being upvoted and then upvote the answer. (A question is considered unanswered even it's having an answers if those answers are neither upvoted not accepted).
If a question has no answer at all then try to improve questions by editing so-that others may get better understanding and find a way to answer the question. Sometimes new users don't bother about title and tags while asking question. Also some complex question can be edited to make it more clear.
You should also try to write the answer if you can, though this requires much effort.
Another way is to avoid unworthy questions to improve the stats:
You may be aware about automatic deletion of unworthy questions by system which includes
RemoveAbandonedQuestions etc. So, if you find an answered questions that is unworthy i.e opinion based, off-topic, unclear or may be duplicate, then vote to close appropriately. And closed questions will be caught by system for automatic deletion. (You can also consider to downvote low quality questions to satisfy
RemoveDeadQuestions criteria but it should be done with care)
One more important thing I want to draw attention about is improving the quality of posts. We know that we have few knowledgeable users who actively contributes in writing quality answers. If we get more experts from other sites or outside the network, it can much benefit to the community and one way to get such new visitors join the site is to attract or approach them. Usually visitors get attracted by seeing quality and usefulness of posts on our site. So, we should actively participate in improving quality of posts (especially questions from new users).
So, we can increase the %Answer by bringing or having experts who can contribute in posting quality answers to our community.
Also note that this is not only purposed to increase the %Answered stats or answer ratio but actually this will ultimately be beneficial to the visitors to learn about or follow the community - which is the goal of site.