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It would be nice to have a feature in SO which calculates the response time for each tags. Something like, question tagged with PHP- 27 seconds, Python- 10 seconds ( not so fast as I know though :)) Does somebody know anything about it?

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  • Like, questions tagged x get their first answer in 17 seconds on average, questions tagged y in 23 hours? Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 15:23
  • Exactly, added your comments in question. Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 15:25
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    What would be the value of such a feature?
    – Oded
    Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 15:26
  • It should be possible to write such a query in the Data Explorer, though I haven't seen anything like this yet. Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 15:26
  • Wouldn't it be nice to see how SO is doing WRT other sites? Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 15:27
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    That one's a non-starter, @Jack. As we all know, the procedure to answer questions on other sites is: 1. copy question to Stack Overflow, 2. get answer, 3. rephrase and post as answer to original. Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 15:29
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    I think it best to go for quality answers rather than fast ones
    – vascowhite
    Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 15:29
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    It should be easy enough to whip up something in Stack Exchange Data Explorer that would tell you this.
    – user102937
    Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 15:30
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    "PHP questions are answered faster on Stack Overflow... We'll write the application in PHP" ;)
    – Lix
    Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 15:44
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    @Lix - Great heuristic for selecting tech... I will end up with PHP on iOS using Oracle and jQuery. For my Android devices.
    – Oded
    Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 15:47

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On SE sites the emphasis is on the quality of answers which is evaluated by the community in the form of voting up and accepting answers.

The speed at which answers are supplied is irrelevant, it is the quality/correctness that matters. I can see the interest in such a metric, but I think it would encourage TFGITW syndrome and detract from the overall quality of answers.

I typed this in 1m 22.3777s

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  • Not fast enough :(
    – Oded
    Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 15:44
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    I'm practicing, and be fair, I did have to find the link :)
    – vascowhite
    Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 15:46

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