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Questions about sizes and other quantities of MSE, e.g. number of questions, GB/day transferred, etc.

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Are more users deleting their accounts now than in the past?

In the last week and a half, I've had three reputation decreases of 10 points each due to "User was removed." I understand why this happened; in three cases, users deleted their accounts (or were ...
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What are the current statistics of migrations to other sites?

Are the current statistics of questions migrated to other sites visible somewhere? I suspect it is available through https://math.stackexchange.com/tools/posts/migrated/stats for > 10k rep users, so I ...
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What happened on April 2017?

I used the query in this answer to see the number of edits per month and I was fairly surprised as April 2017 had $86,444$ edits. The graph of edits per day is even more surprising as one day had $55,...
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How much have I written?

Is there a way to get "global" statistics on one's own MSE posts? I'm particularly interested (if for no good reason) in total length - e.g. what's the average length of an answer I post? - but more ...
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How much did “advice for first-time askers” help?

Since October 2015 a "How to ask?" page is shown before a user asks their first question on this site, and they need to confirm that they read it; see here: Show “how to ask” advice before a new user ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is this site overloaded?

I'm a fairly new user to this site. I asked my first question a few days ago here: Question about characteristics and classification of second-order PDEs it received a few views; however, no-one as ...
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Identify our millionth question

Somewhere in the past few hours, the millionth question was asked on Math.SE. Could someone cleverer than I am please figure out which one it was. Presumably there should be a plaque or statue, or ...
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A statistical question about statistical questions

In Mathematics Stack Exchange, has there been an increase (since the end of March) in the frequency of questions about probability and statistics (say, as a fraction of the weekly total of questions ...
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New site theme - are there statistics on how readership has changed?

Since the new site theme has been introduced, I find that I hardly read math.SE anymore. In essence, I find it illegible ... including that the topics that interest me hardly 'show up' anymore. The ...
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What is the record for the fastest close vote, and which question achieved this accolade?

What is the record for the fastest close vote, and which question achieved this accolade? I wondered if somebody has access to this data and I was curious about the distribution around the shorter ...
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What caused a massive traffic spike around April the 8th

I noticed that page views of the site started going up on the 5th of April and peaked at 13 times normal before going back to normal on the 12th. Does anyone know what caused this? I am unaware of ...
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Statistics of single questions

We have at the moment c. 940,000 questions at MSE. Some users have access to statistics of the site. I'm interested in the issue: How many questions were asked by one-question users? (users ...
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Does getting upvotes enourage people to give out upvotes?

I was reading something (I don't remember what), where it was suggested that, on Quora, users who receive upvotes are temporarily more likely to give out upvotes. There's some period of time for ...
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Has the upvoting really gone down?

For past few days I feel as if upvoting an answer and "answer accepting" (the green tick) has really gone down. I saw many questions with multiple answers with lot of explanation and none of the ...
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When is peak time for this website?

Is this information available anywhere? If it's not, should it be available or should it not? Sometimes I want to ask a question, but I am afraid that not many users are active in the moment. And by ...
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Statistically, how does question length relate to community response?

It is obvious that a question which is too short will almost certainly lack context, and that a question which is too long may run the risk of readers never finding out what the question actually is (...
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Who Maximizes the Ratio of “People Reached” to “Questions Answered”?

Whoever maximizes the ratio $$ \frac{\text{People Reached}}{\text{Questions Answered}} $$ must have an uncanny sense for which questions are going to be heavily viewed and worth answering. In some ...
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Sum of reputation on created on M.SE

I understand the reputation system, it works, among other things, as a reward to those who contribute. I also tend to think of reputation also as a measure of value created by M.SE; when I gain a ...
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Where can one find data on users' voting?

I suspect, but it's only a suspicion, that I more frequently up-vote, and less frequently down-vote, questions and answers on "main", than does any other user with a substantial "reputation". Where ...
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Which tags have the largest proportion of closed questions?

It was already asked How many questions get closed, and how often are they edited or reopened? but I would like to have statistics depending on the tags. I have the feeling that among my favourite ...
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What does the number “people reached” on the profile page mean?

I have just noticed that my activity page claims that I have "reached" 809k people. Since this is clearly ludicrous, I suppose "people" means actual people counted with high multiplicity. That's okay, ...
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Check your review stats

Where can you find your review stats, such as review audits, average number of time spent on each review task, etc?
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About up-votes.

Recently, meta has seen an uprising of questions related to downvotes/toxicity of the community etc. There are posts mentioning behaviour towards younger users, random downvotes etc. But I have seen ...
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List of users by number of badges?

Where can I find a ranking of all mathSE users by total number of badges? Where can I find a ranking of all mathSE users by total number of gold badges?
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Statistics of visits on M.SE

As it is possible to see the last time when you or others visited M.SE, I wonder if one can see a statistics of visits of your own or of a specific user for a period of time (last year, let's say).
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How many of the steward medals are for reviewing each type of review?

How many of the steward medals are for reviewing each type of review -- Close Votes, Low Quality posts, and so on? I want to check which one is rarer. I need this information where can I filter then ...
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Which reviews are rarer than others?

Which reviews are rarer than others? I think that late answers should be the rarest but I want a order of rarity of them.
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Review statistics analysis

Is there anyway for a normal reviewer to get any feedback on their reviewing technique? I know Google Analytics takes statistics on like everything, so can I see some?
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Which question on MSE has the most failed attempts?

Half an hour ago, someone posted another answer to the question How does one prove the matrix inequality $\det\left(6(A^3+B^3+C^3)+I_n\right)\ge5^n\det(A^2+B^2+C^2)$? If this answer turns out to be ...
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User Percentile computations appear to be wrong

Forgive me if this has been brought up either here or meta.se before, but I could not find it in either. On a user's activity page, beneath their reputation, there is a label that says "top x% ...
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How has number of featured questions changed?

Is it possible to find somewhere how the number of featured questions (i.e., questions with bounties) evolved. For example, can I find out what was the number of featured questions a year ago? Or an ...
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Best and worst tags for % answered rate

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 ...
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optimum time to ask a question to maximise its probabililty of response [duplicate]

I regularly look at two stackexchange sites, mathematics and physics, and have noticed that there seem to be a lot more questions about mathematics than physics over a given time period. Given this, ...
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How can I find statistics on number of edits on math.SE?

How can I find various statistics about number of edits done on math.SE. For example, if I am interested in number of edits per day/month/year and how these numbers have evolved, number of edits done ...
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Is Math.SE lacking in the area of Stochastic Processes?

At the moment I'm reading some texts on Markov Chains, to learn the subject, and I'm getting the feeling that Math.SE community is not interested/very knowledgeable in this area, when compared to ...
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Average Q/A score?

Is it currently possible to get a mean score for either questions or answers for yourself, or other users? The motivation behind asking, is that sometimes total reputation is not always a clear ...
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Discrimination against PDE questions?

Just going through the questions tagged partial-differential-equations, I saw that many of them are unanswered and have zero upvotes. Is there a good reason why these types of questions are kind of ...
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Is voting on questions getting harsher?

Lately - just in the last few days for me, but I haven't been paying close attention - I've noticed that the scores on questions seem to be substantially lower. Digging in more deeply, questions like ...
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Different numbers of votes cast are shown on the activity page and on the votes tab

This page says I have cast both 907 votes and 960 votes. Not that it matters, but why the difference? https://math.stackexchange.com/users/210189/jon-mark-perry?tab=votes
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Is the close vote queue backlogged?

Pretty much every day I go through all of my 20 close vote reviews. So I am wondering: How many items are in the close vote queue? How many items have been in the queue over the past few weeks or ...
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How many posts get deleted, and what are they?

Stack Exchange Data Explorer now includes the table PostsWithDeleted, which, as the name suggests, includes some data on deleted posts. (Meta announcement.) The content of deleted posts is not made ...
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What are the current traffic and usage patterns of this site?

The new site analytics page rolled out recently. It displays interesting statistics such as traffic sources and the volume of votes over time. What's in it currently?
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How many questions get closed, and how often are they edited or reopened?

How many questions on Mathematics SE got closed during the last 90 days? For what reasons? How many of the closed questions were edited or reopened?
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Distribution of Reputation: Power Law?

I recently came across the notion of a scale free network, see Scale Free Network. These networks tend to have power-law distributions. I was wondering if reputation in SE was distributed like this, ...
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How is “change” calculated in the Stack Exchange reputation leagues?

In the different Stack Exchange reputation leagues, like this one below, there are nice $\color{green}{\text{+green}}$ or $\color{red}{\text{-red}}$ or $\color{grey}{\text{grey=0}}$ numbers called "...
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Are most of the SE users American? (And can SE publicise itself more?)

Is there any public data on which nationalities do most SE (dominated by SO) users belong? I was curious because I'm from India. Hardly anyone knows of the site, and I got to know from the net. I ...
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What is the average time it takes before a question is answered?

How long is the average wait time to have a question answered? I know that most people have lives outside of this forum so I know people may not have time to skim through the current unanswered ...
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What questions have the highest net upvote per view count? [duplicate]

Can someone dig in the database and answer what questions have the highest net upvote per view count?
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How effective are bounties?

Background: When you add a bounty to a question, it appears on the featured questions list. However, depending on the timing, the featured questions page can be multiple pages long. So for about half ...