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Are there any statistics available correlating when a SO question is asked until when it receives an upvote or an answer.

I feel like if you ask a good question that's relevant to a large number of people and one that will usually gain a reasonable answer that it's answered in the first 8 hours or less when that question is posted.

I do understand that some questions are really really specific and really really useful to a certain group of developers so maybe those don't fall into that category.

It'd just be interesting to know the emergent behavior of questions/answers on SO, this is probably all rolled into "featured" questions etc.

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Yes, see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1313/…. –  mmyers Nov 6 '09 at 16:09

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You could certainly analyze this using the public data dump.

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