I've been curious to see whether our traffic increases during the COVID crisis (because everyone has less access to their colleagues/professors in person, so they turn to online sources) or decreases (because people are focused on things other than OR).
Turns out our traffic has been quite flat over the past few weeks, just as it has been for the past ~6 months.
Would now be a good or bad time for us to "promote" OR.SE? I'm thinking of the sorts of activities we did when the site was first getting started, e.g., tweets, emails to colleagues and listservs, etc.
It's been a while since we've done this, and there may be lots of people who don't know about the site but would be interested in it, especially now. On the other hand, everyone's inboxes are clogged, and every other message we get seems to be "in this time of crisis, use our site." I don't want OR.SE to be just another one of those.
What do you think?