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The "Questions Per Day" calculation for beta sites seems to be broken, at least for the new travel site. I first noticed this when the private beta launched, but I thought it was due to the partial first day or something. However, a few days later it's still wrong.

If we look at the Area51 entry for it, we see 2 days in beta, 7.7 questions per day: Area51 site

If we then hop over to the beta site, we see we're now up to 108 questions (and I think we were probably at about 80 or so at midnight):

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So, it seems that the questions per day calculation is somehow broken for beta sites.

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This is fixed -- we now only show questions per day since the beta began, or over the past two weeks (whichever is shorter).

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If you hover your cursor over the number, you'll see that it's the average over two weeks.

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But as the site's only been going 2 days, so a 2 week value doesn't make any sense, especially as there's a target! –  Gagravarr Jun 24 '11 at 14:05
    
@Gagravarr: On the other hand, averaging over the first two days wouldn't make sense either, since the number of questions the first day is usually much higher other days. –  user157130 Jun 24 '11 at 14:06
    
A high average on the first few days would make sense to me, if there are lots of questions those days! Maybe skipping showing a figure for a week would be the answer then, if it's hard coded to check a fortnight and initial days are volatile? –  Gagravarr Jun 24 '11 at 14:15
    
As that parameter is used to decide if the site is going fine, it makes sense to calculate (or extrapolate) the average number of questions for two weeks. –  kiamlaluno Jun 24 '11 at 16:58
    
Interesting - it's just changed to the last 7 days for the Travel SE private Beta... –  Gagravarr Jun 27 '11 at 23:28

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