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61% of our questions have been answered. Should we focus on improving this?

The statistics and ranges on Area 51 were set almost a decade ago, under a very different idea of how launching sites would work (among other things, the idea was that every site would reach Stack ...
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61% of our questions have been answered. Should we focus on improving this?

No. We should not concern us with these statistics right now (if ever). It is more important to figure out which questions are on topic, and which are not, because this will influence the way the site ...
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We reached 100 unanswered questions today. Let's focus on answering the unanswered questions!

I am a little concerned with homework questions. The user user7077252 for example, had post 4 question in that line. I particularly refuse to do someone else homework :).
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Not sure how many contributors on the site are from India, but there could be a good reason for a dip in activity from Indians (or so I think) - Diwali. For most of India, this is the festival season. ...
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We've never had such a long string of unanswered questions before, what might be the reason it happened recently?

I don't have any particular insight that's specific to these questions, or knowledge of the patterns of visiting traffic. However, I have some speculations to offer. First, all these questions seem ...
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61% of our questions have been answered. Should we focus on improving this?

I would just like to give an update now that about 10 days have passed since the question was asked. When the question was asked, 61% of the questions had been answered, and we had still only ...
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61% of our questions have been answered. Should we focus on improving this?

We can focus on answering the un-answered questions, which might be difficult, because these are expert-level questions which require a lot of time and careful thought, so they won't just be answered ...
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Apart from the reasons mentioned in your question. There is the possibility that people [students and porfessors] are busy since the fall semester is coming to an end in many regions. This is the case ...
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We are *close* to getting answers to the following questions:

Feel free to add to this list, it's a Community Wiki! Please add questions to the bottom of this list, and given each question a permanent numerical identifier so that we never have to do any re-...
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Let's avoid editing the following questions if possible

Why does the Wolff algorithm slow down in a 4-body Ising model? Reasons: The question can basically only be answered by the author of the paper in question. Bumping it up will therefore not help at ...
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Does bumping 16 questions from the unanswered queue, enter the stage where it becomes a little counterproductive?

After the great bump-up yesterday, three unanswered questions have now been answered, and out of the 16 questions that were bumped up, #3 and #16 from the top were answered, as well as one of the ...
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We have let our answer ratio slip, let's do something about it!

It seems to me that a great deal of initial questions are going to a "community list like" answer. This will work against Q vs. A ratios. I know that your take on this is that it reduces rep ...
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