I've noticed that despite the number of users we have on this site, many other sites completely out-strip us in participation. For example, a question on a site like Workplace can attract
2000 views and 50 votes 10,000 views and 100 votes (same question I looked at this morning and got that first statistic, has now grown exponentially) in a day, despite the fact that they have roughly 1/2 the amount of users as we do, and are still in beta! By contrast, we have four year old questions that are just reaching 30,000 views and not even 50 votes, despite how much hard work a lot of our community puts into it.
What makes the difference? Seeing numbers like that astounds me. Is it even possible to compare our sites based on these statistics, or is it just comparing oranges to another fruit that looks exactly like an orange but is really a vicious man-eating alien egg?