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Japan has a very long and storied history. Little known is that during the Yayoi era the Japanese invented computers, the internet, and yes, even Stack Overflow, but unfortunately the database became corrupted sometime during the Warring States era. That's why the stats seem wrong. What is certain, however, is that 8.7 questions/day over 2013 years makes ...


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I think the idea is great! As an active member (and moderator, in some cases) of young beta sites that are constantly growing, I think this would be a great way for the community to sit back and take a look at how the past year has gone and how the site has evolved, and then apply this in the future. There are always things we can improve, and perhaps these ...


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I think the old date should be kept. MSE was more of a renaming than the creation of a new site, and the community reflects that. MSE was formed by just renaming MSO, and the new MSO was started from scratch.


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Hotspots. I want hotspots. Places where the community fares worse. Tags which questions normally end ignored (views?), downvoted, closed, deleted, unanswered, etc. top ~20. How many answers where deleted because the question was closed and deleted (abandonedclosed), with breakdowns by tag, reputation, account age. All of this relative and absolute numbers, ...


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I'd love to see systematic data like this for my sites. Whether we're talking about a small beta still finding its place, a mature beta thinking about graduation, or an established site, it's good to be able to get an overview of activity from time to time. When The Workplace graduated we had a performance review -- CM-assisted, as some of this data couldn'...


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An "avid user" is a user with at least 200 reputation. That's what the on-hover tooltip says.


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I'd also like to see information about closed questions. E.g. How many questions have been closed this year What percentage of the total questions asked this year have been closed? Which close reasons are used the most? (Most importantly) How many questions get edited and reopened? What percentage? These stats would be helpful for determining what a ...


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We picked up some bad data from APIv2 and cached it for a short while. I'm temporarily blaming all minor weirdness such as this on our new Oregon hardware :) The zeros have fallen out of cache (and we also just deployed updated caching logic), so it's fixed now.


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Is a high close/migration rate a problem for a SE site? Yes. Dealing with questions outside the scope of the site is a waste of everyone's time. Instead of spending time making the Internet a better place and contributing in your site's area of expertise, you're wasting time reading, evaluating, arguing over, attempting to fix, closing, and deleting ...


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I could see this being useful on most sites, but oddly I think this may have some scale issues on larger sites like Stack Overflow. Count of New Users - Year over Year and a breakdown of new users by month for the reporting year I would imagine that on the larger sites we see an awful lot more users that are "just passing through". Users who create ...


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It's not a bug, and it's not the analytics page you are confusing this sidebar with. It's just the beta stats (i.e. appear only for beta sites), and they're public for anyone.


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In the Sites list on stackexchange.com:


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Thanks go to Marc for fixing a bad query (or rather - what was producing a plan that caused a query to time out).


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We are aware of this and will be deploying a fix with other changes to SE.COM in the near future.


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Deleted questions are not taken into account (on Ask Different, we have over 40k of deleted questions, which would skew our numbers likewise), but a good question is: what exactly does % answered mean? I've written a SEDE query to find out; logical candidates are: questions with answers questions with upvoted answers (i.e. the criterion for not ending up ...


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Those edits all fall into the "grace period" of five minutes where the edit is not recorded in any public place. While there are tools (like Data Explorer) allowing ordinary users to perform various queries over the database and get information and stats, edits within grace period are not recorded as far as I know, only devs can see it in some low level ...


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I certainly can't (and won't) speak to the specifics of the programmers site, but would offer an analogy that helps me know when and how to close and migrate a question on the site where I'm in a position to do that work. I look it your question as "Is it a problem that the police are writing tickets against 30% of the drivers on road X last month?" No - ...


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This should be fixed now, thanks. (Stackexchange.com gets its site stats from APIv2, and the query was timing out.)


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We should be pulling from the parent site here since that's the database in which these events are logged. Starting with the next build the dates should be correct (or hidden in the case where no private beta occurred, for the first few sites).


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I would honestly like to see the stats of this year versus the stats of the previous year. Passively, we are trying to make the site of better quality by solving meta issues and creating more ways to improve the site in general (better posts, chat etiquette, new moderators, etc.). The goal at the end is clearly to be better as a whole, as a community and to ...


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We keep track of the number of unique hats awarded (obviously), but we don't have a leaderboard for that. One of the reasons is that the hat is supposed to be a sort of group achievement. If a community is into hat hunting, they will be paying attention to their own site's leaderboard and work together to claim new hats toward the Just Here for the Hat hat. ...


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The wrong date was recorded against the site creation date. I've updated to the correct date and following cache expiration all should be correct here.


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I think we should also include a whole network-wide set of stats. I want to see how the network has evolved in a year, and how it's growing. Featuring some sites from certain statistics could draw them in and expose them to other parts of the network. Statistics such as: Which site(s) had the most HNQs? Which site(s) had the most positively received ...


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What I would like to see is a more extended "How is our community doing?" page directly on the site in question. This is visible on the home page for all beta sites: Note that clicking "Area 51" or "Stack Exchange" in the footer there will reveal even more stats, so please click away. Maybe this could even be solved through Google Analytics, giving ...


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That information is already available through the Stack Exchange API. Specifically, I think you just need a combination of the /sites and /info endpoints. Here's an example for The Workplace. https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/info#filter=default&site=workplace&run=true The data is returned in JSON format. { "items": [ { "...


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This has been tagged status-completed, but the site stats still seem a little bit bugged out: Visits/day is still at 0. Questions/day doesn't look right, unless 2/3 of the site's questions have been deleted. (Maybe they have been, since it's brand new.) The site does have only 574 questions. It is also just now beginning its 4th month, so let's count this ...


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I downvoted because I think this would be a worse than meaningless statistic. All sites are so different that deliberately comparing these criteria is likely to make you focus on the wrong thing. Your site make up is different to every other one. I moderate a few sites, and what is much more useful in terms of assessing health is looking at the various ...


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Visits are still gonna take a while to catch up (we show median visits over two weeks and MSE is a baby site), but they'll get there. The age has also been fixed up.


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To clarify the 'visitor' role is a person that's registered on site 1, but not on site 2. On site 2 he/she will only look around. If you aren't registered on site then then you are a visitor. Unless you register, the GlobalAuth doesn't kick in. If this estimate is right, then SE has been impolite to 400.000 users so far. I call it impolite when somebody ...


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Gathering stats without context is just busy work. Context is king. One form of context could come from SE's (and specifically SO's) new features introduced this year - the developer story, and more importantly, the documentation (beta). Is there a correlation between documentation contributions and top-scoring users in those respective tags? Is there a ...


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