For perspective, I'm thinking about giving up on the site, but feel it's better to voice my concerns first, maybe there's something that we can do?
The core problem that I see is that there's no puzzling experts around. It feels a bit like the site is dominated by a couple of kids asking each other questions they're comfortable with answering, and trying to close everything they don't understand.
As a test, is anyone here aware that the USPC is taking place today?
I came here as someone reasonably experienced in solving and constructing pencil puzzles, hoping for this site to be a useful resource for discussing such topics. Right now, I don't feel it is, since:
- I don't particularly care about concrete puzzles or pencil games.
- Half of the interesting puzzle questions (usually about Sudoku) result in an uninformed amateur-level discussion where I'd be better of just doing a quick web search myself.
- The other half get closed, e.g. about puzzle creation tools, puzzle writing.
Maybe things will work out in the long run, though I currently don't see it. As is, I wouldn't feel good inviting any experienced puzzlers to the site.