Just looking at the "newest" questions list on IPS meta I am surprised to find that only 12 questions have been asked in the first 15 days of this month. I sense that is a low rate of new meta questions compared to all previous fortnights. Could that be explained by some factor such as that (I don't know whether this is a fact, or any possible reason why) overall number of posts is typically low in January on Stack Exchange? Or,
are IPS meta questions on the decrease and if so, why?