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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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Users who can't write good posts ≠ users who want to write good posts

I recently came across this post, which states (emphasis mine): ... The problem that became evident was that people who want to learn how to write a good question and people who can't write a good ...
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Why is the API method for statistics not accessible?

Why is https://api.unix.stackexchange.com/1.1/stats not accessible?
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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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What is the Stack Exchange answer with the highest score relative to its length

If we have the metric of "score per character" for SE answers, which would be the highest? i.e: what is the most elegant-in-conciseness answer?
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Where in the world do Stack Overflow users say they are from?

I wanted to know more about where in the world Stack Overflow users come from. Is there any way I could get more data for this? Are there any more maps or charts to further identify where users are ...
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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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Save vote/visit stats of all questions and answers to a file so that one can show one's stats over time, not just the points?

Since this feature request was answered with a good workaround, I am rather asking here for any tool to get the stats of the votes and visits of questions and the votes of the answers as a file. Old ...
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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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"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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Who raised the most helpful flags on Stack Overflow and Meta?

There is a lot of discussion around meta about how to raise a helpful flag and flags getting declined, but I wonder: Who raised the largest number of helpful flags on Stack Overflow and Meta?
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Community size of a Stack Exchange site

Is there a way to see the community size of any Stack Exchange site? That is, see how many active members there are where an active member might answer or ask questions.
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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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To estimate how much time I've spent on SE, what tools are available to help, or at least how can I "vacuum up" all of my timestamps?

I just wrote the following comment: While SE isn't social media per se I've asked about 1,500 questions in SE, and I could probably reconstruct a metric for total hours spent if I applied some ...
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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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Is Stack Overflow a business success?

I'm interested to know if Stack Overflow earns money. If yes, how? Any statistics? Is it a good business model?
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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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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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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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Basic statistics about any Stack Exchange site

Is there any place with statisics about each Stack Exchange site? For example, I would like to know when the chemistry site was started and how many questions were asked and answered every year. ...
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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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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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Why is traffic on some of SE sites stagnant or in decline, and what is the destiny of such sites?

I noticed that some of the SE sites simply declined in terms of new posts in the last several years. Is there any analysis of what these sites are, and reasons why that happened? What would be the ...
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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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Is the bounty system effective?

For years, people have been able to spend their hard-earned imaginary Internet points to add "bounties" to questions in order to attract more attention to them. (Because, really, "attention" is the ...
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Tag Analysis to know technology review by users

Is it possible to get analysis report on tags to know technology review. e.g. 1) Which technology has more questions (that has +5 vote up , atleast 1 from reputed person). 2) Which technology has ...
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We're working on a new stat to help convey the reach of your posts here

We've got a new statistic on the shiny new Profile Page Prototype. It's not perfect yet. And we did a pretty crap job of explaining what it's all about! Let's talk. What you do here isn't just about ...
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Do the statistics shown on Area 51 include closed questions?

Does Area 51 also include closed questions in its statistics? For example, is the number of answers per question reported for a site in beta influenced by closed questions, or are those questions not ...
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How exactly are Area 51 beta stats calculated?

How, exactly, are all the Area 51 beta stats calculated? For example:      This shows an answer ratio of 2.0. Yet, unless my query is broken, I couldn't get that number (even with today's freshly ...
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Site health dashboard (for graduated and beta sites alike)

Related: How were the guidelines for a healthy site determined Shutting down recurring community self-evaluations Executive summary Could the devs please make a weekly updatable dashboard with ...
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How were the guidelines for a healthy site determined?

When visiting analytics for beta sites, one can view different guidelines on how each proposal is doing based on the following "healthy" guidelines: 15 questions asked per day 90% of questions ...
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Are there any observable effects of a "strike"?

Plenty of users were talking about "striking" lately, down to having a link to the first Meta question about the recent events in their profile like: I didn't call it that way, but went "pausing ...
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Are other sites (besides MSE) growing inactive?

Ever since Everything That Happened with Stack Exchange, it's understandable that many users are hesitant to get re-involved on SE. It's understandable that many users are deleting their own accounts,...
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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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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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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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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 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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How can I get all users' total reputation across all sites?

I like how Area 51 shows users by their total reputation across all sites, as an indication of the user's general familiarity with the Stack Exchange format. Is it possible to get a list of all (or a ...
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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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How many normal and secret hats have there been in past Winter Bashes?

Does Winter Bash have the same number of normal and secret hats every year? Is there a breakdown of normal and secret hats featured in past Winter Bashes? Having such a list could perhaps allow us to ...
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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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