I have been helped very, very much by posters on this this site for several years now, and have learned a tremendous amount about Judaism as a result of their profound knowledge and generosity of spirit. For this, I wish to offer my sincere thanks, and I know I am not alone in wanting to do so. (And I hope the vast majority of the people reading this question will understand that the grievances I express have nothing to do with them.)
That said, I am pretty sure I am one of very few frequent users of this site who is both 1) completely unaffiliated with the site's founding, administration, and management; and 2) a woman. I wish to offer my perspective on the experience of using this site as one of the few people in this category, since I'm guessing this site's management would at some point like to attract the activity of more female members of the public--or more members of the public period.
As often as I have been surprised and pleased by the care and quality of questions and answers on the site, I have been appalled by instances of aggressive, power-hungry, and frankly rude behavior of a few high-frequency posters, all of whom have "job titles" on this site. (In the interest of avoiding both loshon hara and inaccuracy, I won't be more specific than that.) The eagerness of certain moderators to edit and/or delete any and every new question--and sometimes to edit questions hastily and incompetently--at times starts to suggest mini-power trips rather than any conscious improvement of the site. The willingness of the same people to scold and snarl at posters for perceived errors and inadequacies in their contributions is completely out of control.
Having observed this around MiYodeya for a long time now, and having occasionally been a victim, I now very much want to find a new place to post my questions about Judaism.
I doubt I am alone.
I wonder if anyone is monitoring the retention rates of new visitors to Mi.Yodeya--that is, the likelihood that a member who posts a question once will at some point post another. I would guess that such rates are very low. (EDIT: Please see IsaacMoses's comment in response to this claim; he observes that the rates are fine.) I would also guess that the moderators don't care, because these people's questions aren't "good enough" to be what they're interested in. If you think I'm inventing a straw man here, please observe this comment that was posted to one of my questions by a moderator--not, I might add, out of keeping with this moderator's usual style:
"@SAH I am a person too, and if you want me and other real people to continue spending our time and effort helping random people like you find answers, you should consider trying to organize your thoughts on this site in a way which is easy for us to follow and which stimulates our interest in the matter such that we would want to help you. It's the kind thing to do for someone asking for help, I would think, especially from a stranger."
Entitlement, arrogance, and complete disdain for public visitors do not a professional, well-organized website make. (Nor are these attitudes which will attract or retain many new contributors from outside the ranks of the staff.)
I am a member of several other .SE communities, and I must say I have been floored by the level of civility and normalcy "out there." I have never had trouble with either members or moderators of other sites on StackExchange. Not to say that problems don't exist; just to say that these sites don't turn off first-time visitors and rising contributors the way this one does. Could it be that there is something to learn?