I swear the question counter on our main page is messed up. I checked last week and it said 234, and now it says like 201. Does it not go over 299? Or does it cycle weekly or something?

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    Many of the initial low quality questions have been deleted.
    – J. Musser
    Dec 23, 2014 at 2:48
  • @J.Musser Oh wow that many?
    – hLk
    Dec 23, 2014 at 2:48
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    Using the method: 'search "is:q" to get the extant questions, "is:a" to get the extant answers, add the numbers up, divide by the Id number of the most recent question', 63.3% of the posts here have been deleted. You can compare that with the 51.6% deleted on Sceptics.
    – J. Musser
    Dec 23, 2014 at 3:00
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    Credits for the numbers shown above go to Behaviour from Math.se.
    – J. Musser
    Dec 23, 2014 at 3:01
  • @J.Musser Post IDs also include tag wikis and excerpts. At the moment, there are 203 non-deleted questions, 575 non-deleted answers, and 104 live tags = 208 posts. Add a number of tags that were renamed. Dec 23, 2014 at 12:13
  • Yeah, I lost 220 reps because of deleted questions. Who did lose more?
    – nicael
    Dec 24, 2014 at 0:34

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I deleted a whole bunch of closed questions yesterday when the site entered public beta. Others probably did as well. It's generally a good idea to clean house a bit before new folks show up.


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