Related to a comment to Limited Purim Torah Questions, can we please know how many Purim Torah questions have been posted compared to the normal number of questions posted to the site in a similar period?
1Can't you just count the number of questions here: purim-torah-in-jest?– Double AA ModMar 5, 2014 at 22:12
@DoubleAA that would cover all years, and doesn't address the comparison part. It seems like a good answer to this would be a Data Explorer query that gets the total number of new questions during a time period and the number of those that are on the PT tag.– Monica CellioMar 5, 2014 at 23:21
@MonicaCellio It's pretty easy to see which questions were from which years if sorted by 'newest'.– Double AA ModMar 5, 2014 at 23:21
That's true; they'll fall into clumps. Getting the number of other questions asked during those specific time periods is harder, though, hence the SEDE suggestion.– Monica CellioMar 5, 2014 at 23:23
Thanks to a query jointly edited by myself and Isaac Moses, we have these data:
February 10–27, 2013 saw 33 PTIJ questions posted. (That was, roughly, the 2013 period in which PTIJ questions were allowed.)
January 10–27, 2013 saw 123 non-PTIJ questions posted.
February 10–27, 2013 saw 144 non-PTIJ questions posted.
March 10–27, 2013 saw 189 non-PTIJ questions posted.
April 10–27, 2013 saw 174 non-PTIJ questions posted.
May 10–27, 2013 saw 131 non-PTIJ questions posted.
June 10–27, 2013 saw 132 non-PTIJ questions posted.
July 10–27, 2013 saw 129 non-PTIJ questions posted.
August 10–27, 2013 saw 108 non-PTIJ questions posted.
September 10–27, 2013 saw 129 non-PTIJ questions posted.
October 10–27, 2013 saw 135 non-PTIJ questions posted.
November 10–27, 2013 saw 131 non-PTIJ questions posted.
December 10–27, 2013 saw 148 non-PTIJ questions posted.
Average questions Month 10-27 = 139.4 ... PTIJ for Feb 10 - 27 = 24%. Mar 6, 2014 at 17:24
2@AvrohomYitzchok also of note: February's non-PTIJ count for those days was similar to the average across all months, suggesting that PTIJ activity didn't have a significant negative effect (e.g. through distraction) on serious contribution levels.– Isaac Moses ModMar 6, 2014 at 23:20
@IsaacMoses Yes - important point. Mar 8, 2014 at 23:32