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Is there way I can find out which Stack Exchange site/s is highly active (some statistics) at the current moment?

Definition of active:

  1. More people are online and are browsing Stack Exchange sites.
  2. Answering.
  3. Asking questions.
  4. Reviewing.
  5. Upvoting.
  6. Down voting.
  7. Involved in chat.
  8. etc.
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Well I'd imagine Stack Overflow is the most active at any point in time… –  icktoofay Sep 27 '13 at 5:23
    
Is there a place you could go(visit) and get statistics? –  Kirk Hammett Sep 27 '13 at 5:25
    
Is this discussion, support, or a feature request? –  Cole Johnson Sep 27 '13 at 20:45

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Some of the stats are available at http://stackexchange.com/sites?view=list#traffic where you can sort all sites based on the following criteria:

  • Traffic
  • Oldest
  • Newest
  • Questions
  • Answers
  • Percent Answered
  • Users
  • Questions Per Day
  • Name
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You can approximate this behavior by fiddling with the Stack Exchange API

For instance, this query will return the number of posts from 9-27 to 9-28 (today).

Now you can fiddle around with this query by fiddling with the date amounts. For instance:

https://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/posts?page=1&pagesize=100&fromdate=1380240000&todate=1380326400&order=desc&sort=activity&site=stackoverflow&filter=!FSKNZa0lf3yDQ

You can change the fromdate (which is in UNIX Epoch Time) to something better (last hour, last 6 hours, whatever).

The issue is that API calls are heavily cached so they may not be up to date (my query to show all posts from the last 30 minutes returned a zero), and using the API in this way may be considered abusive under the terms of service depending on how and how often you use it.

I think the bigger question is why on earth would you want that information?

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