I wish I had more data to base these assumptions on, but just from my time on the site and having checked the groups page for the past few days, it's pretty clear to me that the ~health.coronavirus subgroup is dominating Tildes at the moment. An overwhelming amount of the site's activity is concentrated in that subgroup. (It might even be more active than the rest of the site combined.)
I also feel like its level of activity is stifling the other groups and making them less active.
So my question:
Should we do anything about this? Should the standard of what is acceptable to post in that group be raised? Should we stop the daily discussion topics, or at least reduce their frequency (as suggested by @Adys)? Should anything at all be done to try to normalize the distribution of site activity?
This is an open question, not a suggestion, so please be charitable with your responses.
Also, consider a few things before deciding on your position:
What percentage of the site's users very actively post topics?
How many of those users have "switched gears" to posting almost exclusively coronavirus related topics?
Does a concentration of activity into one group represent a natural interest-shift in the community?
Topics related to technology had (have?) a reputation of dominating Tildes. The response to that problem was for users to diversify the topics they post and to post more in other groups.
Obviously this is an unprecedented, international event. How should that affect how we deal with this (if at all)?
1. That is not to say that the topics posted in there so far have not been "high quality" or up to the site's standards overall (I suspect they would be removed otherwise).