Because the community is fucking toxic. Like I go to tumblr and right away I see things that make me happy and want to make other people happy. I come on here and see people stooping into themselves and trying to be horrid. Who wants to be around that?
Well, from the perspective of the consumer, two things come to mind when visiting GaG.
1. Garbage content patched together by a self serving egoist (except for the posts of my dear friends, of course) FEATURED on the front page. 2. Sponsored content that pollutes the integrity of this site, and a fuckload of ads. 3. A fuckload of ads. Yes, Adblock exists. But the Tolga is clearly a money hungry motherfucker looking to place adds down our sweaty cracks.
Hopefully that extra dime is worth being a middling Q&A site with no prospect of reaching its potential.
Yeah I think there is a lull on GaG but I remember I noticed a lag last year around summertime as well so that might be it. I have been on GaG with 3 accounts back to back for about 16 months and I have definitely felt the site change about 5 times. Maybe 2 times it had a real buzz and the other 3 seemed to be a lull, it could be a cyclical thing.