I was wondering whether the time that a question is posted has an effect on whether the question is likely to get closed as off-topic. I noticed that some questions that look like they fit the description in a site for being off topic stay open long enough to get multiple answers while others, get closed as off-topic before they can get any answers.

Accounting for the layout of a question, are there times of day, week, month, or year that questions are more likely to get closed as off-topic before they can receive any answers?

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    Very much related, most likely dupe: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1313/…. (Doesn't mention closed as off topic or not, so not hammering) Jul 19, 2021 at 7:30
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    Depends a lot on the site, I suppose. Some sites have stronger curation.
    – VLAZ
    Jul 19, 2021 at 7:48
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    This is almost certainly answerable with SEDE at least in theory, but it's going to have the problem that you'll only be able to grab ~10 days or so of data due to the Roomba deleting what I expect to be the vast majority of unanswered closed questions from earlier.
    – Ryan M
    Jul 19, 2021 at 7:56
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    There are certainly daily and weekly activity patterns, but that would in first order only make everything a bit faster or slower, not shift the weights to more/less curation. I wouldn't expect a big effect. Please note that always some questions slip through and remain open even though they should get closed. Jul 19, 2021 at 8:22
  • Reminds me of this post.
    – Alex
    Jul 20, 2021 at 4:28


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