I am a Pro Tem moderator on Quant Finance SE. We are in a struggle at the moment to get sufficient questions to make it out of beta. One particular issue is that we narrow the question scope to a professional level, which for the quant world is (1) very niche and (2) very high-level. This seems to have limited participation dramatically.
The closest analogy I can think of to Quant SE's ideals is TCS SE. How did this site get the traction it currently has? How was it able to maintain participation while requiring PhD-level material?