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Add a "number of active users" statistic

We're having a discussion on the scope of our site and were wondering what users are actually asking and answering questions.

I would like new filters on the /users page for questions and answers to get an idea who our real users are.

Especially given that Beta sites aren't included in the Data Explorer, this would give us an idea if its new or regular users asking questions. The reputation filter throws everything on a big heap and makes it harder to draw any conclusions.

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marked as duplicate by Ivo Flipse Aug 26 '11 at 14:59

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I guess you are asking for this:

http://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/q/110370/users-ordered-by-questions-asked

And

http://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/q/110373/users-ordered-by-answers-provided


I do not think we should add this to the main site. The list of prolific askers has been criticized in the past, people complain that they do not give back enough. Thus adding it as a sort order would be a "shame list" .... the users pages is trying to promote awesome, not shame people.

The prolific answerer list is more interesting, however, I feel that it is just too close to order by Reputation desc to be needed.

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All nice and dandy if Data.se supported beta sites, which it doesnt. But I get we dont to shame people. Sad though that a small group of users turn asking a lot questions into something negative :-\ –  Ivo Flipse Aug 25 '11 at 6:50
    
I did not decline this for that reason exactly, I am not against extending tools or mod pages to display this ... but am reluctant to add it to the main UI –  waffles Aug 25 '11 at 6:53
    
Well that would be a nice midground obviously. Though Im not sure what the best stats would be. I asked it this way because it fit an existing feature not because it was the best way to see who your most avid users are. –  Ivo Flipse Aug 25 '11 at 6:59
    
sure, I am fine for you to reboot this, we want to make it as easy as possible for early phases of a site. –  waffles Aug 25 '11 at 7:06
    
I closed it as a dupe of Fabian's question, because he's simply asking for a similar statistic. –  Ivo Flipse Aug 26 '11 at 15:00

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