This is the maximum year-wise reputation obtained by a user so far.
2011: 31,002 (fossfreedom) 2012: 43,677 (ish) 2013: 27,938 (Radu Rădeanu) 2014: 37,417 (Oli) 2015: 58,133 (A.B.) 2016: 36,112 (Rinzwind) 2017: 35,917 (muru) 2018: 29,278 (WinEunuuchs2Unix) 2019: 25,835 (Rinzwind) 2020: 21,406 (Rinzwind) 2021: 25,884 (N0rbert) 2022: 24,021 (Vanadium) 2023 (upto 19th November): 10,140 (Artur Meinild)
I noticed that the maximum reputation obtained by a user is significantly less this year (2023) compared to any other year. I also noticed that the average of the last five years is quite less than the previous years.
Since the maximum reputation is so low in 2023, it means that all the active users (on average) earned less reputation than any previous year, which could be because they asked or answered a less number of questions, or their posts received less votes.
Why could that have happened? (Are users losing their interest to vote up?)
Are we gradually losing our most active members? What all constructive steps can we take to make our community more thriving?