A noticeable pattern I have seen on Math.SE is that some question tags seem to attract more attention than others. I am curious and hope this question is of interest to the meta community; however I apologize if this is off-topic, and for (technically) asking more than one question.
You can view the % unanswered for a particular tag by clicking on "top users" for the tag, then it shows at the top. I looked at a few of interest to me and saw the numbers I expected. Measure theory and probability had significantly higher percentages than elementary set theory and general topology.
- Tag (last 30 days unanswered rate)
- PDE (65.8%) - the worst I found, excluding some with tiny sample sizes
- Graph theory (51.5%)
- Probability theory (46%)
- Measure theory (44.9%)
- General topology (30.9%)
- Elementary set theory (30.1%)
- Propositional calculus (18.9%) - the least that I could find (shout-out to a few that were close to ~20%, e.g. limits, predicate logic)
My first question is whether there's a way to sort tags by their acceptance rate? If not (and you have some time to kill, like me apparently) any guesses at the best and worst tags are in this respect?
I am also interested in what possible reasons for this there are? To an extent I would guess that some tags have more potential answerers than others (e.g. "propositional calculus" has a higher answer rate than "logic"), but maybe the Math.SE answerer community is skewed towards some fields more than others? I know from my (limited) experience that if you hang around some tags for a while you see the same names popping up very often; this is the case more with some tags than it is with others, are we perhaps (for example) short on PDE experts relative to propositional calculus experts?