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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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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 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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The Thirty-Sixth-Best All Time Rep Score

Does anybody have an idea of how the 36th-most all-time rep score has evolved over the life of the site? Really, I am asking about the min rep score to be on the front page of the all-time users page....
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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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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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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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Do users upvote questions or answers more?

According to my profile page, I've voted on 1100 questions and voted on 800 answers. If Q is the number of question votes I've given and A is the number of answer votes, then $Q-A=300$. What is the ...
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What is the distribution of the difference between question upvotes and the largest upvoted answer?

For a given question, the question itself has Q net upvotes and an maximal upvoted answer with net upvotes A. These can be negative and if there are no answers we can let A be zero. What is the ...
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Can we observe the 24-hour cycle distribution of when votes are cast?

Is there a way to view a distribution of numbers of votes cast (for questions or for answers) over the 24-hour daily cycle? Or over a full weekly cycle? I didn't find such a query at data.SE.
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Where do the (many) voters in the 2014 community moderator election come from?

Togeter with the results, it would be interesting to get an analysis to see where generally the many active voters in this election have come from. This could for example be done by looking (...
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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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How can I count a user's accepted answers?

I can view a user's submitted answers, and the accepted ones are colored differently. But is there any place that summarizes how many have been accepted? If a user has say 1000 submitted answers, how ...
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Average number of views per tag

Is it a simple query to find out the average number of views for all questions with a given tag? If so, I'm curious which tags have the highest average views and the lowest average views.
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How many questions are asked per minute on MathStack-exchange

I was just curious of the average rate of questions being posted on Math-Stack exchange eg. 1 question per 30 seconds. Does the site have any graphs that show this? Social-educational scientists are ...
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Why are we proudly displaying the number of questions without upvoted or accepted answers?

Every time I open MSE I see that there are 72,000, and counting, questions without upvoted or accepted answers. Why are there so many? Most recent unanswered questions I've seen can be answered. There ...
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Does the number of questions exceed the number of active participants?

I don't mean "exceed" literally. I only visit MSE sporadically, but in those snapshots it seems to me that the furious pace of questions in some sense seems to be outstripping the base of active ...
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Most upvoted answers

How to get the list of top $N$ answers that have been upvoted the most? For questions it is very easy, but not for answers. I don't expect some hidden web page, but a database query would be perfect....
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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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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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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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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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Statistical study of the effectiveness of this site [duplicate]

Is there a statistical study of how many questions on this site get answered immediately or fairly quickly and correlated with the difficulty of the question or where it occurs in the academic study ...
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What is the rate at which questions are typically upvoted?

Every now and then I get a stray upvote for an answer I answered months ago. Usually these are for the more prominent answers I've given. But most of the time, the upvotes I get are shortly after I ...
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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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Likelihood of getting a question answered [duplicate]

I was wondering if there were any statistics which could indicate around what time of the day are questions getting answered most often. I.e., the likelihood of getting an answer to a question asked ...
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Is vote counted if a post is deleted?

On your user profile, there is a vote count. I am just curious about this: If you give a vote on a post and the post is deleted, does it decrease your count? (This effect certain badges) The ...
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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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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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Which “nice question” has the highest votes/views ratio? [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity... Question: Which "nice question" (i.e., one with a score of 10 or more) has the highest votes/views ratio? The highest votes/views ratio I found was Hyperbolic critters ...
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Who's the top rank on this site?

Is there a way to know? The highest I've seen is 116k but I'm sure there is a way to know this. I'm just going to keep writing because the thing on my right won't let me post this question without ...
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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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What is the percentage of answers that have no upvote/downvote or not even a comment?

Is there an estimate of the percentage of answers that have no upvote/downvote or not even a "thank you!" comment (basically no way to say whether they are complete waste of time on author's behalf or ...
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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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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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math.SE traffic

It looks like the traffic is really high today, probably because of the introduction of hats. I was wondering, is there a way to check statistics about the traffic on math.SE, and on the other SE ...
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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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Tag future report

I came across https://math.stackexchange.com/users/tag-future/current which represents a recent attempt by SE to understand what types of questions each user is likely to answer. (The underlying ...
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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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Is it possible to see the highest voted question of the day/week?

Is it possible to see the highest voted question of the day/week/month ? When I look at the "votes" tab, I get a list with the all time highest voted questions. Is it possible to somehow filter this ?...
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“quality” = upvotes/views

An interesting measure of a question is not only the total number of views and the total number of upvotes, but their quotient. I (as a user) can calculated this quotient in mind - given the two ...
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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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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.