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After noticing our Q:A ratio hasn't moved off 1.9 for about a week, I just calculated the ratio, based on 1,333 posts; 377 of which are questions:

(1333 - 377) / 377 = 2.54

But that means that there should be 956 answers, whereas the site home shows 716 answers.

Have we really had 240 answers deleted; or are our stats being calculated incorrectly?

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Where did you get 1333 from? –  Cole Johnson Jan 26 '14 at 1:37
@ColeJohnson Look at the URL the number 1,333 is linked to. –  Danny Beckett Jan 26 '14 at 1:49

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Here are the stats from the main page of Aviation.SE:

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So, you get:

716 / 377 = 1.899 (close enough to 1.9 for me)

As @Qantas94Heavy pointed out, 1,333 also includes tag wiki's/excerpts so you can't use the number from the URL as a "counter" to see how many posts there are.

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Exactly. So where are the missing posts? Our post count is up to 1,333. I've flagged to migrate this to MSO (I guess the migrate option is hidden from the close menu in beta). –  Danny Beckett Jan 25 '14 at 23:17
@DannyBeckett: post count is also incremented for tag wikis/excerpts. –  Qantas 94 Heavy Jan 26 '14 at 2:24
@Qantas94Heavy It seems odd that tags would be assigned a post ID. To check this though, taking the air-traffic-control tag as an example; it has ID 28, but http://aviation.stackexchange.com/q/28 links to a question, not the tag. So that theory appears to be incorrect. –  Danny Beckett Jan 26 '14 at 2:26
@DannyBeckett: it's mainly for revisions -- see aviation.stackexchange.com/posts/460/revisions (a tag wiki excerpt) as an example. –  Qantas 94 Heavy Jan 26 '14 at 2:28
@DannyBeckett: don't know where you're getting 28 from, the excerpt's here: aviation.stackexchange.com/posts/369/revisions. Typing in aviation.stackexchange.com/q/369 just links back to the tag page. –  Qantas 94 Heavy Jan 26 '14 at 2:30
@Qantas94Heavy The 28 is from aviation.stackexchange.com/edit-tag-wiki/28 but you're right, I'm seeing the ID 369 now. Can you make all this into an answer? –  Danny Beckett Jan 26 '14 at 2:31
@DannyBeckett: ah, I see. Tags probably have both their own count and the post counts for their wikis. –  Qantas 94 Heavy Jan 26 '14 at 2:32

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