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Since this fix, the questions/day statistic for all beta sites is being calculated with a different formula than before. The old method calculated the number of "questions per day on average over the past two weeks" as per the mouseover text. That's also the number reported in the site index.

The new version shows the average over the entire history of the site. For sites younger than 2 weeks old, this will be the same, but for older sites it could be quite different. To give an extreme example, Italian Language is reporting 1.2 Q/D, while by the old method it should have 0.1 Q/D. Most other low volume sites like Beer, eBooks, and Sustainable Living are also over-reporting based on their high initial volume from private beta. On the other hand, Code Review is only showing 12.3 Q/D even though they're over 30 recently.

This is a rather minor bug, in that the stats aren't something one should obsess over anyway (what matters isn't absolute values but relative growth), but they should at least be described correctly. If the old method is the desired one (which I suspect), it should be switched back. If the new method is better, the mouseover text should be edited to remove "over the past two weeks".

  • About Italian Language the issue remains. There are 1197 days on beta and 1620 questions, so the rate should be 1.35 but as rate appears 0.9 – Joe Taras Feb 15 '17 at 15:04
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    @JoeTaras No, that is correct now. The rate is calculated as the average number of questions asked per day over the past 2 weeks, not over the whole history of the site. In the past 2 weeks, 14 questions have been asked, and the rate correctly shows up as 1 question per day. – Logan M Feb 15 '17 at 17:42
  • Thank you very much for your quickly response. Ok! – Joe Taras Feb 15 '17 at 17:43
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This should be fixed in the next build + up to an hour for the next sync process to run. Thanks for the report!

  • Seems to be working now. Thanks. – Logan M Jun 24 '14 at 15:36

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