If a baby was conceived back then, that baby is probably born today. I think it's time for another update.
Time to answer
Questions per day has been stable for quite a while, constantly revolving around 30. Time-to-answer has improved:
- Weekly "Quick Answers" (answered within 24 hours) has doubled, and went from 63 in mid-November, to 130 as of last SEDE update (with a peak at 162 in April).
- Quick answers were answered in about 5 hours in mid-November; now 4 hours average - combined with the previous metric, this means our average time to answer has greatly improved since then!
- Zombie population has had an all-time low of around 550 in April, and has been on a slightly increasing curve since then. Combined with the increased answering activiy, this has kept the site at 95% answered since the 100 days update.
Looking at the top 15 unanswered tags, we can see which tags are pushing the time-to-answer metric upwards:
- python seems to need more reviewers
- c++ and jquery zombies are slowly increasing
- java zombies have taken a serious beating in April, and have been a relatively-slowly recovering endangered species ever since.
- Most of the other top-tagged zombies are also on a slowly increasing trend.
We'll never have enough reviewers. We're keeping up with incoming questions, but with the increased question-asking activity, in order to get the site's Answered% up closer to 100%, we'll need more answering activity overall.
New Question Badges
Stack Exchange recently introduced new question badges; I find they make a useful measurement of askers' user-retention:
- Curious: Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintained a positive question record. 292 users have earned it so far.
- Inquisitive: Asked a well-received question on 30 separate days, and maintained a positive question record. 4 users have earned it so far:
- Socratic: Asked a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintained a positive question record. Only one user has asked that many questions:
- @JavaDeveloper (07/02)
Looks like we do have returning customers after all!
Avid Users Reputation
As of last SEDE update, there's a total of 1,694,927 reputation points on the entire Code Review site, 60.8% of which (1,030,769) being held by "avid users" (>150pts) that were active in the last 60 days.
- 10,954 users active in the last 60 days, 1,604 of which are "avid users" (14.6%).
- An active user had, on average, 154.3 reputation points.
- Active "avid users" had an average of 642.2 reputation points.
When the race with PCG started in mid-March, we had:
- 1,312,342 reputation points on the site, 54% of which (703,208) being held by "avid users" active in the previous 60 days.
- 9,786 user active in the previous 60 days, 1,319 of which were "avid users" (13%).
- An active user had, on average, 134.1 reputation points.
- Active "avid users" had an average of 533.1 reputation points.
Still as of last SEDE update, we have 5 users above 20K, 14 above 10K, 54 above 3K and 78 above 2K. And we've gained another 20K user today! (and I'm not too far behind either!)
The 2nd Monitor
The site's main chatroom has seen a number of new faces - the Talkative badge has been awarded 141 times (Outspoken x 42), and a lot of these users can often be found in The 2nd Monitor. This is great news, because since mid-November our chatroom has been a cradle for a lot of good things; seeing its activity continuously increase can only be a good thing all by itself.
Are we due for another site review? Can we expect a graduation announcement anywhere in 2014? If not, what do we need to do (besides "keep doing what we do") to get there?