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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?

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    Can't you just count the number of questions here: purim-torah-in-jest? – Double AA Mar 5 '14 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 Cellio Mar 5 '14 at 23:21
  • @MonicaCellio It's pretty easy to see which questions were from which years if sorted by 'newest'. – Double AA Mar 5 '14 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 Cellio Mar 5 '14 at 23:23
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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.

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  • Average questions Month 10-27 = 139.4 ... PTIJ for Feb 10 - 27 = 24%. – Avrohom Yitzchok Mar 6 '14 at 17:24
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    @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 Mar 6 '14 at 23:20
  • @IsaacMoses Yes - important point. – Avrohom Yitzchok Mar 8 '14 at 23:32

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