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

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Being able to easily see how many deleted versus non-deleted posts I acted on

I am often curious how many total questions I have closed/reopened/edited/etc regardless which ones were later deleted. You can view these statistics on your profile, and selecting the desired tab, to ...
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"A year in moderation" posts should include number of edited comments

Comments can be edited by moderators. The linked post mentions that changes are logged to prevent abuse, and suggests that moderators should do it "almost never". There is no visible trace ...
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The logic of moderators statistics highlighting

There's a note on the main moderator page {sitename}/admin regarding moderator activity statistics highlighting: I'm curious which rules are used for applying this highlighting, in particular: What'...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Get statistics about self-deleted accounts

It's interesting to know is there a possibility to get the number of deleted users on site per specified period? Additional information like reputation, number of posts etc on the moment of deletion ...
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What happened to the visits/day property on the "All Sites" page on stackexchange.com?

On stackexchange.com, the list of all sites contains several stats for every network site. One of them was visits/day, but this has disappeared. For an old screenshot where visits/day was included, ...
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What's the longest question duplicate chain on SE?

I wonder what the longest question duplicate chain is on SE. For example, Matching files with various extensions using for loop is closed a duplicate of Brace expansion with variable?, which is closed ...
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The Users pages using a query string are redirect on the Way Back Machine. What are the reasons for this?

Questions can be archived on Wayback Machine, but not sites' Users pages. Wayback Machine shows that the crawler was redirected. Is this by design? If this is by design, could it be possible for the ...
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How can I see the average and median question scores for a given tag on a given SE site?

How can I see the average and median question scores for a given tag on a given SE site? E.g., what is the average and median score for the questions that have the tag bug on Meta.SE (I took this ...
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Are there any other aggregate statistical measures that changed significantly with the advent of ChatGPT without a good explanation?

In a recent statistics post, the company reported on a large false positive detection rate of a specific GPT content detection tool when applied to old (pre 2023) content. Later in that post they ...
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How have the ratio of large to small draft saves and the number of users who post at least 3 answers per week developed since the start of June?

In a recent statistics post, the company reported on some measures they regard as relevant in the current AI usage debate. One is the ratio of large draft saves to small draft saves, which is ...
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Have voting patterns changed significantly after the recent change in voting button arrow style?

Two weeks ago on May 30, a change in the vote button style went live on the network. Instead of large triangles, there are now smaller triangles with larger circles around them and changed color ...
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Ranking users with most edits and close votes on a specific tag

A while back I asked this question about writing a query which would rank users based on their number of close votes on posts related to a specific tag: Table of users ranked based on their number of ...
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Number of network sites and the Stack Exchange about page

The About page says, "Comprising 173 Q&A communities". It's known that the number of communities shown varies in different places. As of May 2023, so many sites don't make sense to ...
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Is there publicly available build history of the sites?

I got a comment on my recent question about the reason why there are no recent builds on SE sites: Historically, the company has its annual meeting/get-together in April. I understood that comment ...
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How exactly do people (accidentally) end up here on MSE? [duplicate]

On a daily basis, MSE gets a few (sometimes more than a few) off-topic questions that are posted here by accident. This is when a user intends to post the question on a specific site on the network ...
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Examples of ChatGPT being right and wrong on Stack Exchange?

Some sites have prohibited the use of ChatGPT on their site, with the rationale that it produces "mostly wrong answers". I've not seen examples myself of answers of ChatGPT being flat out ...
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How often do visitors land on "Page not found" pages due to deleted questions?

From time to time, questions are deleted. This results in "Page not found" pages. Are there any public stats on how often people land on "Page not found" pages?
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Make the period views of the Users page able to show the previous period (i.e. year 2022) or the last 365 days

According to Glorfindel's answer to How to get the historical data in users Tab it's not possible to use SEDE to get historical voters data due to votes being anonymized. Please add a way in ...
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What percentage of images on SE have a meaningful alt-text?

As a follow-up question of Stop image upload completion from stealing cursor focus, I wonder what percentage of images on SE have a meaningful alt-text. Edit: by meaningful, I mean useful.
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Will we get a "2022: a year in moderation & closing" post this year? [duplicate]

For the last year (2021) stats, the network-wide "a year in closing" and per-site "a year in moderation" posts were posted on the 3rd and 12th of January 2022: 2021: a year in ...
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What's the Data Explorer query to get the latest data that Stack Overflow Trends shows?

Stack Overflow Trends shows the percentage of questions with a certain tag. Here's an example for Java IDEs. On Jan 7, 2023, this link produces this graph: So VS Code is at 0.8%, and IntelliJ is ...
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Are there some public statistics on how long it takes to process flags on each SE site?

Are there some public statistics on how long it takes to process flags on each SE site?
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On the sites where suggested tags are enabled, were they actually useful?

What is the experience with the "suggested tags" feature on the sites which actually use it? Did it help in some way? I understand that this is something which is difficult to quantify in ...
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Is there any internal research on the randomness of moderator elections?

Moderator election seems like a useful tool. I am wondering, though, what percentage of users are taking the elections seriously. Users are incentivised to participate in the elections, since they get ...
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How many SE sites are there? What about an "N sites and counting..." message at the top of stackexchange.com/sites?

In this recent site meta answer I wrote There are almost 200 SE sites to choose from! But they vary in question rate and temperament. I actually took the time to count them the first time I used ...
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What percentage of closed questions that get submitted for review are eventually re-opened?

Just curious, what percentage of questions that get submitted (and/or re-submitted) for review by the post owner get eventually reopened after the "significant edit" option was added to the ...
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What question has the most answers on it?

Of all the questions on SE, what question has the highest number of answers on it?
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Which sites have the most prominent top users?

I was looking at the top users of Chess Stack Exchange and noticed the top user @BrianTowers has more than twice the reputation (79k) of the next user @PhishMaster (32.1k). Are there more Stack ...
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Highest reputation moderators?

Highest-rep users on the network are easy enough to find. What about highest-rep moderators? We all know that moderation ability doesn't necessarily correlate with reputation, and moderators on ...
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Is 7 Socratic badges the current per-site record?

I'm a big fan of the Socratic badge because in my experience, asking 100 upvoted questions on separate days is hard: it requires long-term and consistent dedication, and you learn a substantial amount ...
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Why has there been such a huge drop in "new visits" since May 9th, 2022, across multiple sites?

The Data: The following graphs are from today, starting from when the public beta started, and with data points plotted "weekly" rather than "daily". Quantum Computing: Matter ...
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How can I query SEDE to see the number of questions for a specific tag per year?

Having in mind a specific tag from Stack Overflow (i.e. python). Is there any query to make in SEDE which could provide the number of questions and answers posted per year in the specific tag?
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Can we get statistics about the effect of the war in Ukraine on Stack Exchange communities? [closed]

Simple questions: Is there increased/reduced traffic on communities such as "Russian Language" or the "Russian Stack Overflow"? Did you observe (coordinated) efforts of spreading ...
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Which site in the Stack Exchange network has the highest ratio of meta-traffic to main-site-traffic?

Which site in the Stack Exchange network has the highest and lowest traffic on its meta site relative to its main site? At first I was thinking that Stack Overflow had the highest ratio, as its meta ...
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Add column headers for "total score of { }" and "{ } answer(s) provided / question(s) asked" in the Top Users page

After reading Can we see user reputation by tag?, I wanted to see how I fared on my primary language tag on Stack Overflow. I cannot make any sense of https://stackoverflow.com/tags/php/topusers. I'm ...
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Did the recent change in layout of question lists have an impact on site usage and if yes, how much?

Recently, a new post summary design and greatest hits page design was rolled out (and is expected to be extended to all other such lists of questions everywhere). It was met with strong disapproval ...
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Are there recent stats available for browser usage, screen size, etc. for Stack Exchange site users?

I have noticed that the Stack Exchange layout is being changed from time to time and that it seems to get worse for the desktop users, a fact also mentioned in one of the top comments for the post ...
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Projection of future traffic for major programming languages

I have found from around 2017 or 2018, the following graph made by Stack Overflow: Where could I find a more recent version? I have looked at 2021 Developer Survey and didn't see anything related (...
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Area 51 reps and badge counts are still being updated for sites that graduated in 2019 or 2021

I have just noticed that the reputation statistics and the badge counts for users of sites that graduated in 2019 or December 2021 are still being updated, even though the other data are frozen. My ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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What is the fastest Area 51 proposal to reach the Beta stage?

The site proposal Proof Assistants has gone from Definition to completing Commitment in just over three days. Has any proposal (whether it managed through Beta or not) achieved this in a shorter ...
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Will we get moderation statistics published on all sites for 2021?

Since 2018, at the beginning of every new year, the team has posted annual moderation statistics on all meta sites on the network. These included a full table of how many of which moderation actions ...
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Up-vote frequency per capita ordered by country

As a social experiment, I'm curious to know if users in certain countries up-vote more than others. Maybe the answers help users in some regions more than others, or maybe users in those regions are ...
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Why are election statistics only shown to moderators during the nomination phase?

When an election finishes, you can see a report with some voter statistics: However, today I discovered that this information is also shown to ♦ moderators during an ongoing election: I'm not sure ...
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Three-vote close/reopen test - results

Three-vote close and reopen has been something I've been thinking about for ... a really long time. I'm really happy to finally be able to present the results of this test to you all. This post is ...
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Is there any user data that can be used to infer how many answers are read on individual posts?

On Skeptics we are discussing the new "unpinned answer" feature and I had the thought that perhaps the discussion often assumes the premise that only the top answer is typically read. I don'...
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What percentage of users across SE "follow" posts?

A recent announcement included figures of how many use a certain feature. That made me wonder about the follow-post feature, because to me and to others the way it's implemented is not user-friendly, ...
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Why was it decided to no longer show how long a user has been a member of the community? [closed]

The user profile page of Stack Exchange sites usually used to have a "Member For" field showing how long a user has been a member of the community. Ever since the profile page has been ...
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