Welcome versus not welcome
We must make it clear, if it's not clear, that multiple traditions are welcome.
Any complaint, that someone else comes from a specific or a different tradition, is therefore harmful.
Thank you, to everyone who already helps to answer questions on this site.
Can control versus cannot control
There are things we can control, and things we cannot control.
- We cannot make other people visit the site, nor make them stay to answer questions
- We can try to make the site as good as possible, so that people might want to come and read it, come and ask questions of their own, come and help to answer questions.
Good answers from multiple traditions versus balanced participation
Having "multiple traditions" is good; and I am glad the site has several various people from different traditions already.
Asking that participation be strictly balanced probably isn't possible though, I guess.
What we can do, maybe, is think about how to present the best answers that we're able to. Maybe we should start another topic on meta about the quality of answers: what are the attributes of a good answer, what are attributes of a bad answer, how to react to good and bad answers, how to make any bad answers better, etc.
I hope that if the site contains nothing but good answers, if its community can produce only helpful answers, then this will be a very helpful site (it will help a lot of people) and a popular site (a lot of people will want to use it), including people from all traditions.
We already have some variety (if not balance) of tradition. For example I think we have already had some very good answers (haven't we?) to some Mahayana and Vajrayana questions.
Anyway, that's the only suggestion I have, for attracting new users: make everyone welcome, insist that no tradition is unwelcome, and see whether we can improve the site by improving the quality of answers.
Find where the questioner's arrow is and try to help them with it
If you don't mind me misquoting the Parable of the Arrow: if you do have an arrow stuck in you and need help taking it out, if you will ask on this site then you must not be too choosy about where another person trained, about who trained him, what caste he was, what village he was born in, etc.
Of course if a question does get an answer then it's reasonable to ask about the answer's provenance, if you want to: e.g. "Thank you for your answer, which tradition or reference is that from?"
If you are answering a question then the skill is to adapt, select, and include what you know, and learn more, to match the question: to personalize or customize the answer to match the OP's question.
You asked, "Can we start a campaign to attract?"
Actually, apart from each of us thinking of how to improve our own answers, I can think of a few more ways in which the site might be improved:
- More 'community' involvement (more discussions on meta, people getting to know each other and to work together)
- Clearer policies (if the community defines guidelines about what's good and bad content, people can learn from those guidelines, and the guidelines help to improve the content)
- Slightly more moderation (i.e. moderators doing a bit more cleanup, users posting comments to each other, to ask for minor improvements or clarifications to any bits of an answer that aren't clear)
- Slightly more structure (for example Crab Bucket is working now, to retag all the questions about meditation; having well-understood and consistent tags is a way to help unify the content of the site; it's also eventually possible for the 'community' (i.e. you) to develop policies for how to handle specific types of tag; for example some guidelines about "what's a good answer?" might vary or be specific depending on the type of tag: one obvious example is that any reference-request answer, at least, should include a reference!