Stack Exchange used to have these nice annual surveys. They were really interesting, it gave us a good insight into how the network's demographics evolve.

There was one in 2010, one in 2011, one in 2012, and one in 2013.

Soooo... where's 2014?

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    The surveys were not really well designed. It takes a lot of work to design a survey and make the data useful. Jan 13, 2015 at 22:02
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    @bluet I highly doubt it. All the others were posted during December, such a long delay probably means they prefered to skip the survey this year. (budget? too complex? dunno) Jan 14, 2015 at 8:16
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    @ShadowWizard If it were made from scratch, I understand the budgetary and complexity restrictions. But StackExchange did have nice survey templates from the previous years. All it was needed were probably a few adjustements and it was good to go :) . Jan 14, 2015 at 8:37
  • @Radu well, there were downsides and complaints about the way it works, maybe they decided to change it this year. Guess only time will tell... 6-8 weeks. :-) Jan 14, 2015 at 8:40
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    2 weeks passed, 4-6 weeks to go :D Jan 26, 2015 at 13:26
  • @ShadowWizard It's fine... I guess. I won't cry myself to sleep because of it :) Jan 26, 2015 at 13:28
  • Those are Stack Overflow surveys. Slightly different than the entire exchange.
    – Travis J
    Feb 3, 2015 at 16:04

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Update: Survey is now live and in the air

It's coming!

We're finalizing questions now (and leaving more good questions on the cutting room floor than we'd like).

You should see an announcement for the survey much sooner than 6-8 weeks. Thanks for hanging in there.

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    Area 52 was promised to come "in matter of months". It was about four years ago. Just to explain my skepticism. :) Jan 14, 2015 at 13:56
  • @ShadowWizard What's that ? Jan 14, 2015 at 13:59
  • @ShadowWizard Four years? You might be able to fudge by rounding up and say three years, but it'd be more accurate to say 2.5 years ish. discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/questions/5089/…
    – Pollyanna
    Jan 14, 2015 at 14:38
  • @Radu what Adam said (was going to post this exact link), and sorry for being off by one year... still far from "but its almost certainly in the "months" time frame. It's not going to be weeks; it's not going to be years" - but it is years. I do not have anything against him or SE in general, it's their full right to take their time and delay projects. Jan 14, 2015 at 14:40
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    @AdamDavis - I wouldn't hold your breath on Area 52. At least not if you want to live. Jan 14, 2015 at 14:52
  • @samthebrand Ha! They/you are trying to re-invent stack exchange at this point... If you need more yak shavers, let me know. Also, send a memo to Joel, "Smart and gets things done", not or. (Also, I'm teasing everyone here/stirring the pot, please take this as light humor, not whining, annoyance, or impatience...)
    – Pollyanna
    Jan 14, 2015 at 15:17
  • @AdamDavis we always need more yak shavers. Also bike shavers and yak shedders. Not positive the positions are publicly labeled that way: stackexchange.com/work-here Jan 14, 2015 at 16:50
  • @sam if I might an off topic question... what exactly is your role in SE? It says "Community Developer" in the Team page on the portal but it doesn't really say very much. :) Jan 15, 2015 at 11:31
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    @ShadowWizard We're not very good at titles here. I do marketing & analytics. I also shave yaks. Jan 15, 2015 at 16:54
  • Exactly 3 weeks, won't say "much sooner than 6-8" but guess better than actual 6-8 weeks. Thanks! :) Feb 3, 2015 at 12:10

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