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I really like the idea of Stack Overflow, but I wonder if anyone knows (maybe the site admins, if they're reading) how many new questions are being asked each day.

Is it around 5,000?
200,000?
A million?

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http://hewgill.com/~greg/stackoverflow/stack_overflow/stats.html

  • Nice, I keep forgetting about that! You can see the two dips for Christmas in the questions graph, and according to this we're getting an average of 1,900 questions per day over the whole week. Weekends are slower, and the middle of the week is higher, so the 2,500 value I give seems to match pretty well with the graphs. – Adam Davis Apr 15 '10 at 16:19
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    Link-only answers... It's a 404. :/ – gsamaras Nov 9 '18 at 21:11
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It depends on the day of the week. Recently it's around 10,000 from Monday to Friday and around 4,500 on weekends:

Stack Overflow Stats - number of questions per day over last 30 days

You can find current values on https://sostats.github.io - it's a website presenting the latest statistics about Stack Overflow (questions, answers, comments and users). It's fed with data retrieved from the Stack Exchange API

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Yet another way of retrieving this figure (also for other sites than Stack Overflow) is a SEDE query. Note that the data is refreshed only once a week, on Sunday, so it does not give real-time results. The query could be extended to include only questions with a certain tag, if you like.

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  • Here you can also notice how questions get deleted over time. – Łukasz Wiktor Aug 2 '16 at 11:08
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The API stats route has an entry that shows how many questions a site gets every minute:

 "questions_per_minute": 3.07,

So, around 4421/day as of this post

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Per the page https://stackexchange.com/sites#questions in January 2018 Stack Overflow receives about 6,900 new questions per day, about 5 per minute.

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