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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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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Does getting upvotes encourage 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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History of Math.StackExchange

This thread is used to record significant events in the life of Math.StackExchange. What should be recorded? Creation of the site (proposed, beta tested, graduated). Technological innovations like TeX ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Looking for stats on relation between rep, number of questions, and number of questions downvoted is

I'm looking for some following stats: A detailed histogram depicting for a given amount of rep, what the average number of questions asked is Conversely, a detailed histogram depicting for a given ...
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Measuring the health of MSE over time (in terms of activity)

I'm wondering if there's a way to see site health diagnostics, like: the number of active users currently on the site (cf. Reddit has this feature), perhaps with further data on the tags to which ...
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What fraction of users gained the established user privilege over the years?

I want to know, out of all the users who joined MSE in a year, what amount of users gained the privilege of becoming an established user from one year of that account plotted as a function of time (...
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Statistics of fraction of questions closed per month (posted that month itself)

Is there any way I can access the data of what fraction of questions are being closed as dupes per month. So, for example, I want to compare how many Qs posted in January this year was closed that ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Can we have "2021: a year of EoQS"?

In Paramanand's questionnaire response, he suggests that the effects of the EoQS should be studied. This made me realise that I don't really know anything past the "theory" of the EoQS since ...
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When and why is there traffic on MSE

I have been visiting MSE at different times of the day lately (I am from East N.A.). I noticed that when I visit in the morning, there seems to be a lot less traffic on the site that when I visit in ...
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What MathJax commands are most often used on this site?

Following Mark Bennet's question on Short and helpful advice on using Mathjax on this site, I've began drafting a tutorial aimed at complete beginners. It can be found here. It is made up of $5$ ...
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The Efficacy of Mathematics Stack Exchange

I have two questions. First, how "effective" is asking a question on the math stack exchange? I find 3252 pages of questions in the "unanswered" section - these questions have received zero responses....
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What are the hottest sinks on Mathematics SE? [duplicate]

Consider the directed graph in which nodes are questions on Mathematics SE and (directed) edges are links from one question to another question. What questions have the highest in-degree? Can one find ...
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Are there any users who have invested more than what they presently have?

Are there any Mathematics SE users who have invested more reputation points in bounties than what they presently have? How can one find out?
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Is there a functioning tracker for the number of questions that need review in the close queue?

Recently, the number of items that need review in the close queue stood at $10$, nearly into the single digits. Here is a screenshot: I was curious and searched for a way to track the number of ...
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Average reputation on the site

I've been for a while in the Mathematics site, and I'm curious about the high reputation some people have. I like the feeling of being proud about a number representing how much you've contributed to ...
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Is it possible to see how many users are online?

Is it possible to see how many users (especially experts) are online? or I should find it by checking user by user? It seem to me that nobody respond to my recent posts. Where can I find in my ...
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How many hours has a user been on math.stack?

In this question, How much time a day is healthy to spend on MSE? OP asked this "how many hours do you spend here?" And made me think that if Is it possible to know the total of hours that a user ...
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2019: 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 activity slowing down on MSE or only on "elementary set theory"?

It seems to me that there are not a lot of new questions on "elementary set theory"? Have new tags been created? which would explain this apparent evaporation...
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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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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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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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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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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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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, in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...