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Questions tagged [statistics]

Questions about sizes and other quantities of Stack Exchange sites, e.g. number of questions, GB/day transferred, etc.

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2018: a year in asking and answering

After 2018: a year in closing and 2018: a year in spam it seems natural to look at the questions and answers. What trends do we find there?
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2018: a year in spam

End-of-year posts seem to have become the tradition these days, so I'm back again with a third Year in Spam. Welcome back, folks, to another round of statistics you never needed to know. All times/...
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No “2018: A year in moderation” here?

Shog9 has been posting posts titled "2018: a year in moderation" in all the child-metas (e.g., here's the post on MSO) with some interesting statistics on how many various moderation tasks are ...
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2018: a year in closing

Continuing my sometimes-annual practice of posting these numbers, here is the information on how many questions were closed on various sites around the network in 2018: Site ...
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How much does community bulletin add to visibility of the question?

It seems that posts on meta which are displayed in community bulletin get more views than other posts. Of course, this could have many reasons. (Maybe the discussions were interesting enough to ...
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Can I select just some SE sites when looking at traffic statistics?

This question is similar to Where can I find the number of monthly pageviews for Stack Overflow? but it's not a duplicate, because I don't want to look at the statistics of a single site: I want to ...
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How many suggested edits have been overturned and by whom?

For more than a year and half, authors and moderators have been able to override suggested edits. Well, what better excuse than being near new years' to get some data. So, how many times have the ...
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How can I see all the reviews done today in any queue?

I've noticed that when you go to the homepage for any review queue (here for instance), it shows the top 20 reviewers and how many reviews they've done for the current day. However, I want to see all ...
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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, ...
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Missing whitespace in beta site statistics box [duplicate]

At least for successful beta sites, the new design seems to result in a lack of whitespace between the numbers and what the numbers represent. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, even though ...
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Statistics about people who have recovered from their question ban

I've asked this question on Stack Overflow in Russian, but our CM told me to ask this question here. I've found only a few similar posts: Can we have some statistics about users who could overcome ...
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What's happened to the site statistics on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

The visits and views on Stack Overflow have vanished before January 2018. What's happened to them? Are we going to have them restored?
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Can we have some statistics on the potential change in rate of comment flags?

With the changes in the Code of Conduct and all the publicity around being unwelcoming. It feels like we've been on an express train of changes. I could be wrong, but I suspect there's been a rise in ...
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Fragmentation of the same questions in multiple groups

I noticed the fragmentation of the same questions in multiple groups of Stack Exchange. For example, questions about OCR, TOC, editing document formats, etc. It is located both in the eBook group and ...
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What happened to the public Quantcast statistics?

There used to be publicly accessibly Quantcast statistics available for each site, such as this one. These links now require you to log in. What happened to these statistics, and are there any ...
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What is the highest-rated unedited question on a site?

What question, which has never been edited (even by its author) outside of the 5-minute grace period, has the highest score on a specific site, for example Stack Overflow?
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Iron law of oligarchy on Stack Exchange?

Does the iron law of oligarchy apply on Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange communities? How do we measure it? From Laboratories of Oligarchy? How the Iron law Extends to Peer Production: ...
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How can I see if my question is still active?

Years and years ago, I posted a very awkward question on Stack Overflow. Now I checked it again and I discovered it got around 7k views and the answers to that question have got a discrete number of ...
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Why did the Area 51 statistics on number of visits per day drop extremely down for Beta sites? [duplicate]

Recently, the number of visits per day on Beta sites dropped extremely down from thousands to units. Here are examples from Sports SE and Chess SE. Is it a bug? It seems like the values are missing ...
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What is the fastest and average time to attain each badge?

These seem to be interesting questions to understand in general how much effort is expended to attain a badge. Effort is the wrong word, some badges are gained through fortune or uncontrollable chaos....
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Which tag has the highest incidence of downvoting?

I am wondering if there is anyway I can associate a tag with the probability of getting a downvote once a question is tagged with it? I know there are reasons why downvotes are given. This is more ...
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Which Stack Exchange site has the highest upvote to downvote ratio? Which one has the lowest?

I'm not sure if this is possible (maybe someone with the access to all the site analytics can answer this question). Which Stack Exchange site has the highest upvote to downvote ratio? Which one has ...
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Make the mod-only-status of election turnout obvious

SE creates rather transparent elections, including statistics such as 2,159 voters were eligible, 565 visited the site during the election, 386 visited the election page, and 212 voted This ...
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View average number of answers per question in a particular time frame

What is the average number of answers per question? is a related question but not a duplicate since it asked for overall average of answers i.e. ever since the site was created. I am asking for ...
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Biggest Stack Exchange sites

Are there some statistics about number of users, number of questions, etc. on different Stack Exchange sites? I'm interested in seeing which are the biggest ones and how far behind are the others. I ...
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2017: a year in closing

Last year I posted some numbers on how many questions were closed on various sites around the network in the preceding year. This ended up being kinda handy to refer back to, so I'm gonna do it again: ...
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Why has the 'total users' count of several beta sites (as listed in Area51) gone down?

I'm keeping track of some statistics on 3 beta sites I participate on, by listing bi-weekly the site's statistics from Area 51. I've been doing this for about 4 years but today I noticed that for the ...
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How many automatic voting reversals happen on a daily basis?

Purely out of curiosity and interest, on average, how many automatic voting reversals happen on a daily basis? Is this a metric moderators or CMs can see? I'm not sure if there's any other situations ...
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2017: a year in spam

Last year, I posted 2016: a year in spam. Since that was pretty well-received, here’s the 2017 version. Ladies, gentlemen, aliens, and everyone in between: more statistics about spam that you never ...
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Do most users start on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I understand that SO is the most popular SE site, but what percent of users start there? How often do people come initially to the other SE sites and then perhaps join SO? Is this a statistic that ...
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Is this request for statistics of skipping in reviews hard to accomplish or does it somehow lack visibility?

Related: New top bar is live (section "Review queue icon sucks") Review queue updates & icon poll Please change the review icon back to a text link Review icon survey by Stack Exchange DAG ...
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Updated stats on browsers used on SE

I was wondering yesterday what fraction of SE visitors use Safari, but it turned out that the easily-discoverable resources, What are the browser and resolution stats for SO users? User agent stats ...
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Where to submit a question about a simple problem of multi-feature Bayesian classification [duplicate]

The problem comes from §3.1.2 in the "Temporal Data Mining" book by Theophano Mitsa I'm looking for help to calculate the value of the marginal distribution and the exact posterior distribution (the ...
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What are good sources of StackExchange.com metrics?

Is this report of Stack Exchange usage accurate? http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/stackexchange.com Are there better sources of the data?
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Is the migration statistics page currently broken? [duplicate]

I had some idle thoughts about question migration statistics, but the migration statistics page for Physics is currently ... impoverished. I recall a breakdown by source and destination site: "10 ...
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The numbers for the HNQ list

This is a follow up to Change Hot Network Questions algorithm Between 2017-06-06 00:00:02 and 2017-07-20 00:00:10, I have collected 1032 data points, one for each hour on the hour (+ up to 10 seconds)...
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SEDE statistical model construction, how do I calculate the effect of the upvotes to the new content?

I think we all know the endorphin produced by the Green Rectangle very well. Varying from our individual habit, mood, SE experience, and a lot others, I think we can agree it is a major force growing ...
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Where do people's reputation bonuses come from? What impact do these reputation bonuses have on site development?

When a user joins a new Stack Exchange site, if they have 200 or more reputation on at least one other site, they get +100 reputation on the new site. This allows them to avoid some of the ...
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Can we see a user's comment statistics, like average upvotes?

I know that comments do not give reputation and understand the reasoning behind it. However, I would still be interested in comment statistics for a user (at least myself), showing things like: ...
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Graph of the views

I searched the questions on the site, but none came close to what I imagined. I would like to know if it is possible to see a graph of the views that any page over a certain period. For example, how ...
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Proportion of unsuccessful mod candidates who rapidly reduce their site involvement?

It often happens online that candidates for mod positions who fail to get elected either leave a site right away or reduce their involvement radically. This suggests that a main reason for their ...
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What stats should I track in an HNQ list monitor?

This is a question for the community at large. I've been fascinated by the HNQ list for a while now and this question has pushed me over the edge to create an HNQ list monitoring and logging tool (...
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Do deletions within the grace period count towards one's personal statistics?

If I post a question or an answer and then self-delete it within the 5-minute grace period, will the deleted post be counted into my statistics (like the "Curious" badge)?
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“on pace for … users at 90 days” - how are these statistics calculated? [duplicate]

From Literature's Area 51 stats: How does the system extrapolate from the existing userbase how many users there are likely to be with at least a certain rep score in forty days' time? I can think of ...
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Determining how many users on site have particular privilege (reputation level)?

Is there any easy way to see how many users on a site have attained a particular privilege? For example, the number of users on this site who have the 3,000 reputation needed to cast close/re-open ...
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2016: a year in spam

In the spirit of Shog9's recent post, "2016: A year in closing", I thought I'd do something similar for spam. Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with all the statistics about spam you never needed to ...
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2016: a year in closing

A moderator asked me for data on the percentage of questions closed across all sites. This doesn't strike me as information that needs to be restricted to moderators, so for your idle enjoyment I ...
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What is the average time distribution of reputation accrual?

I am wondering if anyone has analyzed average reputation points accrued over time. Given that posting a good answer to a question will accrue a total of x points over a year, I imagine there must be ...
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How to find out how many users ignore a tag?

When I hover a tag with the mouse, I see the number of followers (i.e. users who added that tag to their favorite tags list) in the popup: (As far as I know this is the only place where this ...
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How often is the duplicate target link clicked?

Can we get some stats about how often is the duplicate target link clicked on questions marked as a duplicate? I'm particularly interested in duplicate questions with answers, because on those without ...