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The accept rate was removed on the 22nd of January 2013. To steal my query from this question the accept rate on a quarter-by-quarter basis has definitely been dropping: Year Quarter Accepted Not Accepted Accept Rate ---- ------- -------- ------------ ----------- 2008 3 14235 3636 79.65% 2008 4 29138 10313 73.86% ...


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Originally, it wasn't 15 questions per day. It was 1500 questions per beta, with betas limited to 90 days - at the end of that time, you were expected to either graduate or close. 1500/90 is roughly 16.667 questions per day - I think we can agree that 15 is a cleaner-looking number. We've long ago transitioned to a model that looks at usage trends rather ...


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Something I find interesting is the median time to questions receiving their first upvoted answer. However, this can be as distracting as it is enlightening. The reasoning is our Q&A engine sort of makes a series of promises to users that engage with it: You will be able to post a question You will receive at least one answer to your question The ...


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Just did a little research, triggered by this remark in Ben's answer: Equally, the number of answered questions in each month will continue to rise as time goes on. I wondered how much effect this "late acceptance" would have on the overall trend. So I compared the given numbers with numbers from a fresh query. Here's the effect of late acceptance on ...


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According to this monstrous SEDE query (details below), based on all questions (and the HNQ list) between August 4th and October 13th this year, the Views:Upvotes ratio for HNQs is higher than for the average question on that site. This is not surprising; many people browsing the HNQ don't have an account on that site (or no association bonus) and can't vote;...


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I'm changing to "Analytics" adding a blurb below the setting saying what's turned off.


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I have no idea how you would quantify click-bait. I can query for questions that have a lot of votes in the early days of their existence. Those questions can then serve as data points for a views/upvotes ratio. The following SEDE query does that for IPS.se. I checked with some mods/regulars of IPS and they confirm the questions in that result set have ...


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According to SEDE, your total reputation is 286k and the average is 43. Note that that includes users like me who are registered on the site, have 101 reputation because of the association bonus, but aren't really active. A featured Meta post (on your site's own Meta) to stress the importance of voting might help. Some beta sites have had one at their start,...


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There are a few principles whe would like to take into account, as Tim already pointed out: Questions need to get answered Answers need to be of certain quality There are also some things we would need to correct for to arrive at a uniform metric that is applicable to all sites in the network. This mainly has to do with the size of the different ...


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