41 votes
Accepted

What happened on April 2017?

This, I think, is the move to https links, where all the links which point to SE were silently edited in the background from http...
  • 377k
40 votes

History of Math.StackExchange

Those who have served as site moderators Isaac (appointed moderator pro tempore, August 2010—December 2010) Jamie Banks (appointed moderator pro tempore, August 2010—December 2010) Larry Wang (...
40 votes
Accepted

What does the number "people reached" on the profile page mean?

The "people reached" is calculated as sum of views of non-deleted questions-threads to which you contributed a 'significant' post, where significant means (I think this is still current We're ...
  • 41.2k
39 votes

Is voting on questions getting harsher?

Interesting. Moderators have access to certain analytical data not present in the 25K site analytics (25K only). Part of this is up-/down-vote data on questions (and answers). Below is a graph showing ...
  • 50.6k
38 votes
Accepted

Statistically, how does question length relate to community response?

TL;DR: the longer, the better. Based on the current data, longer questions tend to get a higher ratio of upvotes than shorter questions. There is not enough data to determine an 'optimal' question ...
  • 3,967
36 votes
Accepted

Distribution of Reputation: Power Law?

As mentioned in comments, I made a Data.SE query that gave the cumulative distribution of users by reputation. However, we're interested in the distribution (not cumulative). So, I wrote a quick ...
  • 17.3k
31 votes
Accepted

When is peak time for this website?

Sometimes I want to ask a question, but I am afraid that not many users are active in the moment. That's a valid concern, but the other side of the coin is that there a not many users who are posting ...
  • 3,967
30 votes
Accepted

Has the upvoting really gone down?

Is this really happening or is it just me who feels that? In relative terms, yes, this effect is real. However, it is not that users stopped voting. In absolute terms more votes are cast. The issue ...
  • 41.2k
25 votes

Discrimination against PDE questions?

I think that you suffer from a case of specialist's myopia. As I may have also been diagnosed with it let me elaborate. The calculus (or elementary number theory, not to mention high school level ...
25 votes

Identify our millionth question

As already mentioned in the comments, the 1000000th question will change over time. For example, depending on deletions/undeletions, migrations here/away etc. It also depends on your definition - do ...
22 votes

Is this site overloaded?

It's not really that valuable (to you) to worry about "the site" being "overloaded". What's more important to you is how many people are watching the major tags of your question, pde in this case, and ...
20 votes
Accepted

Which question on MSE has the most failed attempts?

According to this page, here are some of the questions with the greatest number of deleted answers, and with only $0$ or $1$ answer: Apparently, How does one prove the matrix inequality $\det\left(6(...
  • 23.1k
20 votes

Is this site overloaded?

Regarding statistics, there is an Unanswered Tracker bot that posts in the Crusade of Answers chatroom that indicates that the number of unanswered questions on this site increases by about 200 ...
  • 18.4k
16 votes

2021: a year in moderation

This is the difference from 2020 to 2021, computed as percentage increase, $$\frac{\textsf{newstat}-\textsf{oldstat}}{\textsf{oldstat}}\%.$$ Action Moderators Community Users suspended 41 % 22 % ...
  • 118k
15 votes

Where do the (many) voters in the 2014 community moderator election come from?

I'm not sure how to do the relevant analysis you asked for (given that it requires data from multiple sites), but I wrote a nice little query for voter reputation here. The data there's not real time (...
  • 59.1k
15 votes
Accepted

Where do the (many) voters in the 2014 community moderator election come from?

I believe that this Data Explorer query answers your question: "Home site" of election voters. The SQL is monstrous, but it basically just looks at voters in the election and identifies which site ...
  • 493
15 votes
Accepted

Identify our millionth question

At the time when the 1-millionth question was actually posted, a screenshot was taken, see (scroll down) here , see also below. As noted by Isabella, this was Separation Properties in Topology. I ...
  • 14.6k
15 votes
Accepted

What are the current statistics of migrations to other sites?

Overall there are very few migrations. Over the last 90 days there were only 8 migrations to Cross Validated (the statistics site) and also 8 to Physics (one of them rejected). Moreover there were 2 ...
  • 41.2k
15 votes

What are the current statistics of migrations to other sites?

  • 25.9k
15 votes

When and why is there traffic on MSE

I do not have real answers to your questions, but perhaps I can at least give some pointers to some data. Traffic depending on the hour of day As I have mentioned in the comments, there are some ...
13 votes
Accepted

Average Q/A score?

If you are looking for statistics about this site then data.stackexchange.com is the place to go. You can query the SE database about practically anything. If you don't know SQL you can run some of ...
  • 24.1k
12 votes
Accepted

How effective are bounties?

(This is an answer to my own question) I looked up some queries and found this. It gave all the relevant statistics about bounties. On average, a bounty will get 100 additional views and 3 additional ...
  • 8,135

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible