After an initial burst of enthusiasm, I became only a sporadic visitor to this site. Part of the reason is that most of the questions seem (from my totally unscientific survey) to be from very young to youngish people -- teens, 20s, 30s. I am sure their problems are serious and important, and vital to the site, but I can't get interested in messy roommate problems, for example.
There seem to be only a small minority of questions from middle aged, older and old people. Where are the questions such as the following (made up):
How do I tell my 50 year old sister that her hairdo, unchanged since college, now makes her look much older than her years?
My daughter-in-law keeps yakking about how I should get grab bars in the bathroom. My hobby is bouldering, at which I am very adept. How do I get her to shut the f up without actually saying that?
I am in de-acquisition mode and am sending many valuable items to auction to fund my passion for wildlife conservation. My children and grandchildren are horrified that "their heritage is being dispersed". I have all my marbles -- actually, more than they do. How do I cut off all discussion of how I dispose of my property?
As I say, I made these up, but these or similar concerns must plague many older people. Where are they? Have I totally missed their questions? It is too simple to say older people aren't familiar with the Internet. There are many people in their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond on English Language and Usage, for example. Or have older people bifurcated into those who effectively resist and those who abjectly acquiesce? I don't think so.
Is there any way to attract older people to this site?