After three weeks of merriment, we have put the purim-torah-in-jest tag away for another year. We hope everybody had fun!
There were some discussions just before and during the season this year about whether and how to make any changes to the policy for the future. We made a small tweak to wording but didn't change anything else this year. While it's fresh in everyone's mind: how did it go? What worked well, and what if anything do you think we might want to adjust for the future?
Here are some statistics from this year:
- 86 new PTIJ questions remained open during the season. This is similar to last year (84).
- 5 new PTIJ questions were closed during the season (2 as duplicates).
- 5 new PTIJ questions were deleted during the season. Per our policy, 3 of the 5 in the previous bullet have also been deleted; we haven't deleted the dupes. This makes a total of 8 deletions. This is much lower than last year (32).
- 15 questions from prior years were reopened by request.
- On meta, we had 3 new PTIJ questions and 1 question reopened from a previous year.
Here's the current status of questions from each of the years that we've had Purim Torah (main site, not meta):
- 2017: 88 closed, 8 more deleted
- 2016: 84 closed, 32 more deleted
- 2015: 110 closed, 33 more deleted
- 2014: 18 closed, 8 more deleted
- 2013: 33 closed, 2 more deleted
- 2012: 19 closed, 4 more deleted
- 2011: 5 closed, 0 deleted
(It would be more work to get the deletion dates; it is possible that some questions from year N were deleted in year N+1 by the Roomba, for example. I obtained these numbers with the on-site search, not SEDE.)
SEDE data should be meaningful after March 19, for anybody who wants to explore it. Once the data there is updated, it might be interesting to look at things like score distributions, numbers of participating users, and probably lots of other stuff.