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After seeing this answer of rene, I was wondering why the acceptance rate top 7, has 5 language sites.

From that post:

site                |# Accepted          |#Questions          |Perc
Puzzling            |1476                |1855                |79,5687331536388
Spanish             |1610                |2124                |75,8003766478343
German              |3527                |4662                |75,6542256542257
Rpg                 |8409                |11406               |73,7243556023146
French              |2018                |2744                |73,5422740524781
Japanese            |4272                |5812                |73,5030970406056
Russian             |838                 |1185                |70,7172995780591
...

What does make users accept an answer more frequent on language sites (above 70% in the top 10), than on SO (just 56%)?

Does it have to do with the type of user? The site design? Anything else?

Can we learn something from this data?

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I think it's just easier to ask (and to understand enought to ask properly) about language than tech or math :

What does *this* means?

or

How do you say *this* in *language*?
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  • That means there should be more (upvoted) answers too. Checking... Mar 23, 2015 at 10:18
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    French Language, at least, frowns on these questions. We outright close questions for which a simple dictionary lookup would suffice. So I don't think this explanation holds much weight. Mar 23, 2015 at 10:51
  • @PatrickHofman data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/195762/… Language sites are fairly heavy voters, but not at the very top like for accepted answers. Mar 23, 2015 at 10:53
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    I'd have thought that this would apply more to tech and maths websites to be honest. Q: What is 0!? A: 1
    – Tim
    Mar 23, 2015 at 19:48
  • To ask "What is 0!?" You have to : 1- find this "0" output, 2- be sure this "0" depends of the problem and is relevant, 3- give enought context for people to understand why you get this "0" ...
    – Yohann V.
    Mar 24, 2015 at 7:28

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