I wonder why the number of featured questions increased nowadays. It was around $30$ before and nowadays above $50$.

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    $\begingroup$ More users $\Rightarrow$ more questions $\Rightarrow$ more features questions, perhaps? $\endgroup$
    – user1729
    Oct 25, 2013 at 10:44
  • $\begingroup$ What about restricting the number of featured questions? $\endgroup$
    – draks ...
    Oct 25, 2013 at 10:57
  • $\begingroup$ @user1729 in some months the number of user in mse was not doubled i guess.. $\endgroup$ Oct 25, 2013 at 11:50
  • $\begingroup$ @draks... thanks i had a look at it. It says that mse is expanding, in my opinion expending more in a way that the questions are increasing much more than answers $\endgroup$ Oct 25, 2013 at 11:52
  • $\begingroup$ Asking more questions but getting fewer answers? Welcome to academia! $\endgroup$
    – user1729
    Oct 25, 2013 at 11:53
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    $\begingroup$ @user1729 I try to answer more questions than I ask but it happens that i rarely get answers nowadays although i was getting more answers before. $\endgroup$ Oct 25, 2013 at 12:12

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The increase in the number of featured questions is roughly proportional to the increase in the total number of questions asked. The number of Questions Asked by Day indeed doubled in recent months:

Number of questions

The chart shows overall growth influenced by season: the number of questions is lower during Northern Hemisphere summers and winter holidays.

in some months the number of user in mse was not doubled i guess..

Since many (most?) questions are asked by relatively new users, it is more appropriate to compare the number of new questions to the number of new users. Which follows roughly the same trend, with very strong spikes during days when math.se was referred to on some more popular website. New users per day:

new users per day


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