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Is the Electorate Badge Working?

Has the electorate badge increased the number of votes on questions since it was implemented?
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Does Stack Overflow measure aborted 'Ask Question' attempts?

Curiosity: Does Stack Overflow in any way keep track of questions that are attempted to be asked, but are never submitted, likely because the 'Related Questions' helped them in some way? Of those ...
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Total reputation in StackOverflow over time

At DevDays, Joel showed a graph of StackOverflow site visits per day over time. I'm curious how the total reputation in the system has grown over time, and how that compares with the total number of (...
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Is the ratio of upvotes to downvotes a meaningful measure of participation?

While reading this question, Which accounts have more questions than answers?, I started wondering what ways are there that we can measure participation more accurately than reputation. I've always ...
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Make explicit the meaning of “metric” in the iPad app as “collecting your data”

As shown in What is Metrics setting in iPad app used for?, I don't know what it means. Why not just call the feature "collecting data"?
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Should the metrics for a successful beta be based more on quality?

Community size Not all communities/target-audiences are of the same size. There are a lot more programmers than quantitative finance specialists for example. That does not necessarily mean that the ...
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Can I compare my success rate on Careers to the average?

I really like the metrics at the bottom of my job search home page on Careers. It'd be really nifty if I could compare to some site-wide averages so I know when/if I need to spend some time polishing ...
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Performance Metrics on SO?

I've been noticing recently that everyone in the world has more points than me on SO, and I began to wonder: is my number of answers above or below the mean for my score range? Is my mean votes/answer ...
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What is our reward for voting? What is the metric for voting?

We have incentive to ask questions: getting answers and getting points for a good question. We have incentive for answering questions. Points, badges, reputation. But I see two problems with the ...
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Let us measure the community’s effort using specific metrics

The goal of international communities is to create a world in which, for any search engine query on programming, the search results will show a link to a detailed answer in our first language. The ...
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What are some of the metrics used by SE to measure improvements on SE sites?

I realize that summary statistics, such as the # of questions, # of users, % answered, # visits / unit of time, etc., are some of the metrics tracked. After thinking about the time to answer (see ...
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Are there any current metrics on accept rates?

It seems as of late that the overall amount of accepted questions has dramatically decreased. It may be the tags I hang around in but am unsure. I guess I'm curious if it seems that way to anyone ...
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Is “Answer Ratio” really an Appropriate Metric?

(Prologue: I was told this question was supposed to be here vs. meta.stackexchange.com so I've copied it from over there.) While taking a look at the current "Answer Ratio" for WordPress Answers it ...
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What is the rationale behind the 15 questions/day metric? [duplicate]

One of the visible metrics on Area 51 is the questions per day. The excellent level of this metric is 15 questions per day. Currently, there are 40 graduated sites in the network excluding Stack&...
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Would tag metrics be useful?

Sometimes it seems I'm asking unanswerable questions or at least ones whose answers I can't just accept. I'm willing to bet this happens to others, not just with popular technologies, but even with ...
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Add metric to determine the quality of an edit

I make many edits. I'm not necessarily looking for an acknowledgement (although it would be nice), but I think it would be great if at least, I could see metrics relating to edits. What I'd really ...
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Displaying a User's Rep to Post Ratio

Any chance we might start displaying a user's Rep to Post ratio on profile pages and/or wherever rep is shown? While overall reputation should remain the "one true metric on the system" it would be ...
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How can you track community reputation?

There are lots of metrics on how well a Stack Exchange Community is doing Visits per day Questions per day Answers per question One issue with these metrics is they are all traffic dependent and ...
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Measuring Stack Overflow

I'm carrying out some research on Stack Overflow. As part of the research I want to develop an app that visualizes change in SO over time. However I need to establish useful and meaningful metrics. ...
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New metrics for health of a site

I love the stats currently used to rank the sites. But as the network grows I wonder if some additional metrics might be employed. Total Reputation - the cumulative reputation by all users of a ...
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Implement language use index similar to the Tiobe Index based on StackOverflow

Since Stack Overflow now has a large programmer population and a high degree of activity, it would likely be a good place for a language use index such as the TIOBE Programming Community Index. While ...
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Show count of SO questions that are referencing a particular SO question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let me see all questions / answers that point to a question It'd be interesting to have a count of the number (and list) of questions that cite the question you are currently ...
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Detailed information about individual badges? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SO Badge Progress Report I'm looking at the badges on SO, and I'm wondering how close I am to receiving particular badges. Is there any way to calculate the percentage done ...
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What is the views:upvotes ratio for clickbait?

In response to the recent problems with the HNQ, I think we need to rethink how the Hot Network Questions are ranked. As @E.P. pointed out, in their answer, one of the biggest, if not the biggest, ...