In fall 2013, we went on a mission, and bumped the site's answered% from 88% to 93%. As new questions flow in, the answered% has been remaining steady at 93% for several weeks, we're doing good (although we can never have too much answering!). The number of questions with unvoted answers has dropped dramatically since the mission launched, but it's constantly pulled up as new answers come in.

Perhaps the only major roadblock towards CR's graduation, is the number of 10K users - those that will keep access to moderator tools after the site graduates. Then the number of 3K users - those that will keep the right to cast close and reopen votes.

Stack Exchange sites are community-moderated. This means WE own this site, let's make it happen. This year.

So we need to generate reputation points. Luckily we have a bunch of voters (are you in that list?) - it turns out voting is how we generate rep score, it's what will make CR make it, or break it.

Great. I want to vote. I vote for interesting code review requests (/questions), well-presented ones also; I essentially upvote a question if I happen to stumble across and it's not asking for a close vote. Questions are easy to spot - they're listed as such on the front page.

Answers, however, are less obvious. Is there a way I can see the answering activity?


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You can use the 'active' view.

It sorts topics reverse-chronologically, based on the time-stamp of the most recent edit:

  • When a new question is created
  • When a new answer is created
  • When an existing question or answer is edited

It's fairly real-time: if you refresh the active the view, it will show everything up to until a few seconds (maybe a minute) ago.

Also if you click on the timestamp (circled below), it's a link to the question or answer in the topic which contains the most recent edit.

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    \$\begingroup\$ +1 because I didn't know about the timestamp link. The tab still lists questions though - so an edited or retagged question shows up as "recently active". \$\endgroup\$ Jan 29, 2014 at 11:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ Ideally you can look at edited questions too: they may have been vandalized by editing the original code (need reverting), or improved by adding formerly-missing code (need reopening). Most of the changes are new questions and answers. Thankfully the "fastest gun in the west" syndrome (i.e. post a quick answer asap and then edit it repeatedly) doesn't seem to exist here as it does on StackOverflow. \$\endgroup\$
    – ChrisW
    Jan 29, 2014 at 13:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/216289/… \$\endgroup\$ Jan 29, 2014 at 18:21

Is there a way I can see the answering activity?

@uamso-uahtan has created an application in 2010, that almost answers our needs:

Such a thing just happens to exist!

I created a small application called stack2rss that converts API requests into RSS feeds. https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/64927/197901

The URL for the RSS feed you want is this:


Now you can get CR answers in your favorite RSS reader, almost in real-time!*

The good news is, you don't even need to subscribe to get the benefits: trusted users are posting links to the answers coming through that feed, into the CR Answers chatroom, created just for that.

Q: Can I post my own answers in that room?

A: The room was created specifically to avoid that. Please don't post your answers there. The room is opened to everyone, no restrictions - anyone can talk; discuss answers posted, perhaps discuss answer flags, or anything specifically about answers. However answer links ought to be provided by the RSS feed, to be fair for everyone.

Q: Why aren't stack2rss-fed answers posted by the @StackExchange bot?

A: Because chatroom feeds don't like the stack2rss app. They're just not working, so until this feature request gets fulfilled (hint: upvote!), the @StackExchange bot doesn't see them.

Q: What is this feed exactly?

A: It's the feed of answers with recent activity - so all new and edited answers come up.

* seems there's actually a 6 to 8 weeks 10-20 minutes delay.

Too much work. Use the 'Active' view (see accepted answer).


Looking for something to shoot?

As a 'toy query', I put the above query together....

What badges could be earned if a question, or answer, had just one more vote?

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