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One of the traditions we have here on MSE as the calendar year changes, is to post some statistics about post closures and reopenings across the network for the preceding calendar year. In light of that tradition, please welcome stats that highlight how many questions were closed and reopened on all the sites in the Stack Exchange network in 2023.

The same data in CSV format. Data for 2022.

Site Name Asked Asked
And
Closed
Pct
Asked
And
Closed
All
Closed
Duplicates
Closed
Duplicates
Reopened
OT
Closed
OT
Reopened
Unclear
Closed
Unclear
Reopened
Too
Broad
Closed
Too
Broad
Reopened
Opinion
Based
Closed
Opinion
Based
Reopened
Interpersonal Skills 245 184 75.10 184 1 0 125 2 44 2 3 0 11 0
Network Engineering 1783 1162 65.17 1169 59 2 933 7 149 18 8 1 20 0
English Language and Usage 5677 3618 63.73 4345 851 92 2414 226 549 41 93 16 438 56
Stack Overflow em Português 11615 7301 62.86 8245 181 9 6667 117 1191 26 117 3 89 2
Web Applications 2378 1242 52.23 2335 283 16 945 24 1045 86 48 8 14 2
Chemistry 4986 2474 49.62 2508 256 4 970 16 1074 32 150 9 58 0
Medical Sciences 591 287 48.56 308 0 0 263 15 19 0 9 0 17 0
Meta Stack Exchange 6559 3153 48.07 3401 693 43 2593 29 94 13 15 2 6 1
Language Learning 140 62 44.29 62 0 0 57 3 4 0 0 0 1 0
Software Engineering 2709 1183 43.67 1192 37 2 598 8 159 6 233 4 165 7
Worldbuilding 2554 1036 40.56 1055 126 12 347 24 224 14 203 23 155 7
Information Security 3532 1432 40.54 1487 223 7 933 10 210 13 25 1 96 2
Skeptics 607 233 38.39 233 10 0 163 15 30 12 18 3 12 1
Physics 25637 9834 38.36 10192 1662 93 5367 256 2395 213 472 52 296 22
Project Management 215 82 38.14 97 2 0 54 0 19 1 4 0 18 0
History 1124 422 37.54 429 11 1 192 7 104 13 39 3 83 7
Psychology and Neuroscience 629 233 37.04 244 24 1 134 4 23 1 30 2 33 1
Anime and Manga 455 163 35.82 167 22 1 112 6 11 0 9 0 13 0
Arduino 1942 662 34.09 732 59 2 295 7 305 10 50 0 23 3
Sound Design 309 101 32.69 114 3 0 94 1 10 0 2 0 5 0
The Workplace 1381 441 31.93 442 29 3 305 6 35 1 11 1 62 4
Quantitative Finance 2215 700 31.60 725 98 3 411 12 106 3 46 3 64 1
Webmasters 1456 444 30.49 466 99 4 231 3 71 5 39 2 26 3
Russian Language 163 48 29.45 48 5 0 31 0 5 3 1 0 6 0
Music Fans 178 51 28.65 268 0 264 1 0 3
Politics 2034 582 28.61 598 72 12 342 74 66 8 28 4 90 23
Parenting 224 62 27.68 64 8 1 26 1 8 0 1 0 21 0
Code Review 3101 840 27.09 856 6 0 781 35 66 4 2 0 1 0
Linguistics 1070 287 26.82 299 18 1 189 2 41 1 28 1 23 2
Law 4489 1190 26.51 1229 217 12 672 38 190 13 78 6 72 7
Open Source 424 111 26.18 115 58 1 47 0 8 0 1 0 1 0
Drupal Answers 2048 528 25.78 635 76 3 143 3 322 2 65 1 29 0
Christianity 1432 368 25.70 375 52 5 204 12 37 3 25 1 57 4
Physical Fitness 516 132 25.58 146 20 1 77 2 24 8 7 1 18 2
Biblical Hermeneutics 1557 397 25.50 414 72 0 226 10 70 3 10 0 36 1
Geographic Information Systems 13465 3374 25.06 3806 354 31 1554 121 993 85 691 93 214 3
Biology 1664 406 24.40 415 48 1 224 4 63 4 31 3 49 0
Veganism and Vegetarianism 70 17 24.29 17 1 5 6 1 4
Lifehacks 190 46 24.21 49 3 0 43 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 20655 4894 23.69 4976 361 16 1905 77 1941 129 589 30 180 10
Artificial Intelligence 2902 682 23.50 696 24 0 346 0 174 1 99 1 53 1
Prog Language Design & Implementation 767 180 23.47 180 20 6 58 15 40 10 42 19 20 6
Academia 5169 1208 23.37 1234 296 6 760 15 88 3 34 2 56 4
Code Golf 724 167 23.07 186 34 7 84 2 67 17 0 0 1 0
Seasoned Advice 1087 250 23.00 261 107 2 64 4 40 1 5 0 45 4
Mathematics 128443 29504 22.97 31037 6590 167 18851 570 4721 128 624 39 251 10
Computer Science Educators 118 27 22.88 27 0 0 24 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
GenAI 268 61 22.76 61 2 0 33 1 13 1 12 3 1 0
Music: Practice and Theory 1777 401 22.57 432 131 8 192 2 46 1 19 0 44 1
Cross Validated 20851 4689 22.49 5371 945 48 2042 77 2029 142 292 23 63 5
User Experience 1254 278 22.17 316 14 0 137 1 82 1 18 0 65 1
Sports 325 72 22.15 74 15 0 28 1 8 0 4 0 19 0
Cryptography 2504 552 22.04 570 78 8 339 21 105 10 17 1 31 1
Movies and TV 1067 235 22.02 238 15 0 138 1 35 4 13 3 37 5
Travel 2964 647 21.83 864 319 14 378 8 107 10 19 3 41 7
Home Improvement 10574 2300 21.75 2535 292 16 840 27 805 45 236 15 362 11
Sitecore 1329 286 21.52 291 78 4 59 2 127 10 15 0 12 0
Hardware Recommendations 508 108 21.26 118 2 0 94 2 14 2 6 1 2 0
Pets 413 86 20.82 88 33 0 35 0 13 1 1 0 6 0
Space Exploration 1056 215 20.36 226 61 0 60 6 60 5 27 3 18 2
Role-playing Games 1946 394 20.25 422 181 38 41 3 92 26 35 7 73 10
Freelancing 79 16 20.25 16 0 0 6 1 2 0 3 0 5 0
Mathematica 6800 1365 20.07 1450 237 4 955 7 227 3 19 1 12 1
Ask Different 7040 1388 19.72 1582 627 37 399 29 404 59 93 20 59 3
Genealogy and Family History 133 26 19.55 26 6 9 10 1 0
Android Enthusiasts 2908 548 18.84 845 263 2 400 18 139 10 28 2 15 1
Mythology and Folklore 101 19 18.81 20 3 4 8 5 0
WordPress Development 4806 885 18.41 957 15 0 841 5 45 1 32 1 24 0
Bitcoin 2294 419 18.27 455 165 3 183 3 84 0 10 1 13 1
Mi Yodeya 3291 598 18.17 613 248 7 208 12 95 10 25 6 37 4
Arqade 2259 408 18.06 510 176 5 146 4 146 1 17 2 25 2
Japanese Language 2055 369 17.96 375 165 6 168 4 25 1 4 0 13 0
Photography 831 149 17.93 157 44 2 74 2 25 1 4 1 10 0
Martial Arts 67 12 17.91 13 0 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 4 2
Stack Overflow 1489399 266207 17.87 287979 80073 2640 111498 1633 53724 941 31277 373 11407 194
English Language Learners 6615 1163 17.58 1244 220 0 806 21 143 5 22 0 53 2
Matter Modeling 1046 182 17.40 359 14 0 313 0 27 1 5 0 0 0
The Great Outdoors 213 37 17.37 40 6 0 17 2 13 1 2 0 2 0
Retrocomputing 655 113 17.25 118 10 4 65 3 33 3 2 0 8 2
Bricks 337 58 17.21 60 28 1 9 0 18 1 0 0 5 0
Chess 809 138 17.06 146 36 0 14 2 35 1 19 5 42 5
Arts and Crafts 223 38 17.04 42 2 0 12 0 17 0 6 2 5 0
Science Fiction and Fantasy 4386 746 17.01 822 306 21 254 21 109 14 39 4 114 8
Blender 15262 2525 16.54 2627 783 45 665 21 976 97 127 12 76 3
Monero 194 32 16.49 32 27 5 0 0 0
Raspberry Pi 2155 352 16.33 368 24 0 222 4 79 2 15 0 28 0
MathOverflow 14377 2343 16.30 2366 47 1 2103 16 167 0 23 1 26 6
Writing 858 139 16.20 142 16 0 96 0 14 0 4 1 12 0
Aviation 2198 355 16.15 359 109 4 94 2 99 8 30 2 27 3
Amateur Radio 313 50 15.97 50 3 0 28 1 14 0 3 0 2 1
Board and Card Games 534 85 15.92 92 40 3 13 2 18 3 10 1 11 0
Software Quality Assurance and Testing 503 80 15.90 88 6 24 35 6 17
Homebrewing 57 9 15.79 9 0 9 0 0 0
Philosophy 3156 498 15.78 511 37 2 223 8 137 5 26 2 88 5
Puzzling 1747 272 15.57 285 42 3 205 27 34 2 3 0 1 0
Islam 1455 226 15.53 242 108 0 59 0 38 1 16 0 21 0
Super User 31276 4831 15.45 4927 745 25 2435 43 1369 41 128 5 250 7
TeX - LaTeX 16486 2513 15.24 3074 1333 36 455 6 1189 70 56 1 41 2
Stack Overflow на русском 46479 7011 15.08 7255 1223 34 3212 70 1730 23 375 7 715 3
Stack Overflow en español 20124 2831 14.07 3027 205 5 941 18 1361 14 192 1 328 7
Coffee 64 9 14.06 11 2 0 3 0 1 0 2 1 3 0
Mathematics Educators 330 46 13.94 48 2 0 35 2 7 0 2 0 2 0
Ask Ubuntu 27986 3858 13.79 4226 1748 44 1656 18 642 21 69 3 111 7
Spanish Language 365 50 13.70 57 12 0 33 1 4 1 5 0 3 0
German Language 1165 156 13.39 159 49 0 66 2 36 0 4 0 4 0
Earth Science 551 73 13.25 73 13 0 34 2 17 1 4 0 5 0
Personal Finance and Money 2254 293 13.00 300 64 3 155 0 31 1 9 0 41 0
History of Science and Mathematics 497 59 11.87 59 5 40 6 4 4
Poker 98 11 11.22 14 8 1 3 0 2
Astronomy 1398 152 10.87 156 38 1 43 0 47 0 14 0 14 0
Salesforce 11633 1257 10.81 1293 296 4 748 2 227 0 3 0 19 0
Woodworking 340 36 10.59 36 4 14 11 5 2
Game Development 2581 271 10.50 293 51 2 144 7 52 1 25 2 21 0
Graphic Design 1445 147 10.17 150 36 2 65 0 13 0 20 0 16 0
Engineering 2054 207 10.08 211 8 0 83 0 84 2 25 0 11 0
Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 1545 150 9.71 153 12 1 82 1 40 0 6 0 13 0
Server Fault 17674 1630 9.22 1660 119 1 1245 5 217 0 33 0 46 1
Literature 859 79 9.20 81 7 0 38 3 18 0 7 0 11 0
Ukrainian Language 120 11 9.17 12 4 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 2 0
Database Administrators 6412 586 9.14 930 139 5 370 4 392 9 13 0 16 1
Latin Language 785 69 8.79 70 22 3 21 5 22 3 1 0 4 0
Computer Science 3398 298 8.77 302 52 1 153 2 60 4 29 2 8 0
Stack Apps 539 47 8.72 63 12 1 42 1 8 0 1 0 0 0
DevOps 976 84 8.61 88 1 0 43 0 26 1 8 0 10 0
Ask Patents 202 17 8.42 17 0 15 2 0 0
French Language 754 63 8.36 66 27 2 29 1 3 0 4 0 3 0
Beer, Wine and Spirits 36 3 8.33 3 1 2 0 0 0
Robotics 2547 206 8.09 210 12 0 53 0 81 6 15 1 49 1
Solana 1747 141 8.07 228 29 79 101 9 10
Economics 1810 143 7.90 146 15 0 84 2 21 0 8 0 18 0
Drones and Model Aircraft 152 12 7.89 12 1 2 6 2 1
Internet of Things 153 12 7.84 16 0 4 4 5 3
Signal Processing 2241 171 7.63 177 47 4 76 4 45 4 8 0 1 0
Constructed Languages 106 8 7.55 8 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
Unix and Linux 16104 1211 7.52 1324 551 22 305 3 336 5 47 1 85 0
Bicycles 1436 108 7.52 121 21 0 35 0 54 1 5 0 6 0
Computational Science 802 60 7.48 60 0 32 25 2 1
Buddhism 426 31 7.28 31 7 1 12 1 4 2 2 0 6 0
Gardening and Landscaping 940 67 7.13 71 16 1 14 0 28 2 10 3 3 0
Portuguese Language 122 8 6.56 8 4 1 2 1 0
Computer Graphics 381 25 6.56 28 0 19 7 0 2
Quantum Computing 2536 164 6.47 171 51 3 49 0 56 0 8 1 7 0
スタック・オーバーフロー 2372 152 6.41 155 11 0 107 8 26 1 4 0 7 0
Hinduism 1792 112 6.25 121 54 1 40 0 3 0 5 1 19 1
3D Printing 752 47 6.25 50 10 1 15 1 17 2 4 0 4 0
Vi and Vim 1396 86 6.16 96 21 2 50 0 14 1 4 0 7 0
Open Data 320 19 5.94 21 2 11 8 0 0
Software Recommendations 1545 90 5.83 95 3 0 63 0 25 2 3 0 1 0
Ethereum 7148 411 5.75 441 159 2 160 2 111 1 4 0 7 0
Theoretical Computer Science 866 48 5.54 50 1 47 1 0 1
Italian Language 149 8 5.37 8 2 5 1 0 0
Ebooks 77 4 5.19 4 0 3 0 1 0
Video Production 660 34 5.15 39 2 26 8 2 1
SharePoint 2689 136 5.06 138 12 0 37 1 69 9 16 2 4 0
Русский язык 1884 95 5.04 97 11 0 61 4 14 0 6 0 5 0
Reverse Engineering 749 37 4.94 42 3 21 16 1 1
Sustainable Living 110 5 4.55 5 0 2 3 0 0
Emacs 2425 107 4.41 128 62 2 15 0 35 1 8 0 8 1
Bioinformatics 861 35 4.07 38 3 0 10 1 10 0 10 1 5 1
Expatriates 496 20 4.03 22 8 7 2 0 5
Data Science 4155 166 4.00 180 12 84 49 16 19
Community Building 55 2 3.64 2 0 1 0 0 1
Chinese Language and Usage 812 29 3.57 35 12 0 12 1 6 2 1 0 4 0
Substrate and Polkadot 2040 71 3.48 77 29 15 24 6 3
Stellar 67 2 2.99 3 0 0 1 1 1
Operations Research 852 25 2.93 27 10 10 6 0 1
Korean Language 137 4 2.92 6 0 3 2 0 1
elementary OS 145 4 2.76 6 0 4 2 0 0
Joomla 436 12 2.75 12 2 7 3 0 0
Proof Assistants 341 9 2.64 9 3 0 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 0
Craft CMS 524 13 2.48 13 2 0 6 0 5 1 0 0 0 0
Esperanto Language 51 1 1.96 2 0 1 1 0 0
Tor 206 4 1.94 6 2 0 1 0 3
Magento 3463 53 1.53 58 14 13 23 2 6
CS50 721 8 1.11 13 2 3 7 1 0
Tezos 317 3 0.95 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioacoustics 113 1 0.88 1 1 0 0 0 0
Cardano 342 2 0.58 10 2 3 3 2 0
CiviCRM 954 1 0.10 1 0 1 0 0 0

Notes

  • This counts questions asked in 2023 and questions closed in 2023 - the AskedAndClosed and PctAskedAndClosed columns reflect questions that were both asked and closed in 2023, while the remaining columns total up all questions closed in 2023 - even those asked in prior years.
  • Reopen numbers also include questions asked in years prior - but are limited to questions that were closed in 2023 and then also reopened in 2023.
  • If a question was closed twice, it'll be counted twice.
  • If a question was reopened twice, it'll be counted twice.
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  • 4
    Okay, IPS won. Congrats to them. At least Stack Apps didn't come last ...
    – rene
    Jan 24 at 12:53
  • 2
    What do the empty cells mean? Jan 24 at 15:10
  • 2
    @ElementsInSpace reminds me this Jan 24 at 20:19
  • The number of columns is already troublesome (perhaps split it up into several tables?), but I expected 'deleted' columns: Some of: number of deleted posts, number of deleted questions, number of deleted answers, percentage deleted posts, and percentage automatically deleted (in contrast to by some manual (human) process). Jan 25 at 3:32
  • does the order in which the sites appear mean anything?
    – user13267
    Jan 25 at 5:22
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    @user13267 they seem to be sorted by closure % Jan 25 at 7:00
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    A couple of comments: the "Beer, Wine and Spirits" row is broken in the CSV, since a comma is included in the name of the site (last year it was wrapped in quotes). Generally, it would be neat to have an "All Reopened" and "Percent Reopened" to go along with the "Percent Asked and Closed" column, though I was able to do so myself with the raw data (which is much appreciated). Saw some interesting things when looking at it that way. Jan 25 at 7:23

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