I am looking for the following data, and I am not sure if Stack Exchange makes it public -

  1. What percent of users delete their accounts?
  2. When asked for the reason, what are the top reasons for deleting accounts?
  3. What percent of existing users are active, i.e., they use at least some Stack Exchange site once every week or so?
  4. How likely (in percentage) is someone to ask a question if his/her first/earlier question is downvoted or closed?
  5. After how many downvotes on an average does a person delete the question or post?
  6. What percentage of closed questions are edited? What fraction of the edits make the question eligible for opening?

The reason is for doing some analysis of my own.

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    I don't know about 1-5 precisely but I'm sure we have stats for 6. somewhere. I suspect that some of the data for the others is not public and unlikely to be shared. For example, the data for 2. – VLAZ Jul 31 at 7:45
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    I don't remember if the reason for deleting accounts is asked at all – Journeyman Geek Jul 31 at 8:01
  • @VLAZ Can you point out the resources for as many you know? – FoundABetterName Jul 31 at 8:41
  • @JourneymanGeek i did it once so I am not sure about it other websites ask for it so I thought SE might be doing the same incase that's wrong I'll remove it. Also do you know the reason for me getting these downvotes? – FoundABetterName Jul 31 at 8:42
  • @DinoManPhyLab According to this 20% of closed questions are edited and 3% of closed questions are reopened. I don't think that covers "percentage of closed questions that were edited and reopened" but some of the answers (and maybe comments?) might have more stats. I'll try to look for those later. – VLAZ Jul 31 at 8:49
  • The stats for what is made eligible for reopening after an edit is probably going to be hard to get. A SEDE query can tell us a) what closed questions were reopened b) what closed questions were edited but there is no way for the system to know which closed question was improved enough to warrant reopening. It's entirely possible that a question gets edited and improved enough to reopen but doesn't get enough votes. – VLAZ Jul 31 at 8:49
  • I get it thanks a lot for all the help also I am not sure but is my post not eligible for this SE as i fear it might get closed itself lol @VLAZ – FoundABetterName Jul 31 at 8:51
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    Stats for 6. can probably be collected from the Stack Exchange Data Explorer. 4 and 5, you could get estimates for. – Mast Jul 31 at 9:11
  • @Mast where can i get those estimates? – FoundABetterName Jul 31 at 9:13
  • @JourneymanGeek should i make 6 different questions out of these to get the data as that's the only meaning I can get out of this? – FoundABetterName Jul 31 at 9:14
  • With hard work, you'd need some nifty queries for that. – Mast Jul 31 at 9:14
  • @Mast should i make 6 different questions out of these to get the data as that's the only meaning I can get out of this question gettingclosed – FoundABetterName Jul 31 at 9:15
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    that seems potentially an option - though 6 questions all at once might be an issue too. Starting with what you are trying to do, then working out each question from there, rather than asking for data from the start might help? – Journeyman Geek Jul 31 at 9:17
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    I think simply cutting the question into 6 parts would lead to a lot of downvotes for lack of research. You could start here and here for some examples on how to get started, see if you can get a bit further before posting a lot of questions. – Mast Jul 31 at 9:17
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    I would definitely recommend reading our help center before posting ANY new question(s) as well, to improve your chances of getting a helpful reply. – Mast Jul 31 at 9:20

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