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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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Statistics on upvoting

Has there recently been statistically less upvoting than usual? I know I should answer questions for the love of it and not care about rep, but I've been sort of discouraged as of late. Out of my ...
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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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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 ...
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Distribution of time to first answer in MathStackExchange?

Has anybody got the information on the distribution of the time interval between posting of a question and the posting of the first answer to that question (answer need not be accepted)? I believe ...
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Depending on the tag is there a possibility to know on which days and hours are there more answers?

Is there a way to know on which days and/or hours a question tagged (x...y...z) is more likely to get answered? This is motivated by my recent question. I would like to know whether I've post it on ...
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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 much experience should a potential moderator have?

How much experience should a potential moderator have, in order to be considered a suitable candidate? This question was inspired by reading some of the responses to the candidates posts. Which read ...
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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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Best time to ask a question

I wondered if anyone made any statistics on this. When is the best time (usually) to ask a question? (with this I mean that it maximises the views the answer receives). I figure that most of the ...
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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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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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Up- and downvote statistics

Are there some up and down vote statistics a standard user can access? I'm curious to know whether my feeling that users have been downvoting more and more liberally over time is correct or just my ...
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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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How to increase traffic to the site?

First, a congratulatory news: at some point today, Mathematics.StackExchange became the 3rd largest site on SE network, by the number of questions posted. This is the first time an SE 2.0 site ...
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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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Statistics of questions

I have noticed that during the summer there are fewer questions (for the simple reason that there are fewer students taking courses, and hence fewer things to provoke questions). I was wondering (...
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Why is there a decreases in number of upvotes and increase in downvotes?

$$\begin{align}&\left(\frac{du}{dt}\approx0\right)_{\text{Jul,2014}}&&,\text{$u=<$no.of up votes$>$}\\&\left(\frac{dd}{dt}\gg0\right)_{\text{Jul,2014}}&&,\text{$d=<$no....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What percentage of answers in the last quarter were given by the top 100 users?

I notice that some users are extremely active while many only post once. I wonder how much activity is done by the top users. How much of the answering activity was done last quarter by those 100 ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to find out when the traffic on math.se is the heaviest?

That's the question. Is there data that shows when the number of users at any given time of the day (say over a 1 hour period) is the most? Thanks.
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How many registered users are there?

Can I somewhere see the number of registered users on our site [ without multiplying the number of pages by 36, the number of users per page] ?
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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 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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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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Stats: How often do Math.SE questions appear on the 'Hot questions' SE section?

Everything is in the title: How often do Math.SE questions appear on the 'Hot questions' SE section?
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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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Statistics for mse: visitors before the first answer and answer rate per tag

I am interested in some statistical information about the math.stackexchange website. Especially these two: What is the average number of visitors of a question before it receives the first answer? ...
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Featured Questions per time

I observed that there are many more featured questions at math.SE than on some other SE-pages. I wonder whether this increases per time, and how it increases. Is the increase linear with active users (...
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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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Is there statistic data of how many people access the site and from which country and what times?

Do we have access to the stats of how many people access the site and from which country and what times ? Like the analytics feature for the channel owner on YouTube. I'm asking because I think it's ...
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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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Where to look Mathematics.SE statistics?

Where can I see statistics on the number of questions per day, percentage of answered, number of users etc? I guess there should a common mechanism across stackexchange.
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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 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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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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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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