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For October 2015

Are there statistics available telling us whether we have more or less number of unanswered questions compared to other stack exchanges, and is there a metric available that ascertains whether our stack exchange is healthy or unhealthy in any regards?

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Stack Overflow
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Questions  Accepted   >= 1 answers  Closed (Ex Deleted)
10386638   5819260    9148900       443261

Here, 56% of questions have an accepted answer and 88% have 1 or more answer (i.e. 12% have no answers). 4% are closed.

Ask Ubuntu
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Questions  Accepted   >= 1 answers  Closed (Ex Deleted)
204114     69534      162546        27566

Here 34% of questions have an accepted answer and 80% have one or more answer (i.e. 20% have no answers). 14% are closed.

Unix and Linux
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Questions  Accepted   >= 1 answers  Closed
75899      38258      64049         4988

Here 50% of questions have an accepted answer and 84% have one or more answer (i.e. 16% have no answers). 7% are closed.

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    If you want any other metrics, I'm happy to get them for you. – Tim Oct 30 '15 at 0:59
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    You might want to add number of closed questions to it. – muru Oct 30 '15 at 6:37
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    @muru we have a lot of closed questions by the look of it. – Tim Oct 30 '15 at 10:55
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    I find it ironic that the answer to this question wasn't accepted. – John Clements Nov 3 '15 at 4:54
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    The measures Area51 uses would be more useful than the raw values you show, in my opinion. In particular, the percentage answered which discounts 0-score unaccepted answers. (That's the normal unanswered definition on SE.) – otus Nov 5 '15 at 7:56
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    @otus lovely idea. Unfortunately, the stats are for the end of beta: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/7716/ubuntu – Tim Nov 5 '15 at 8:41
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    I'm also a member of the Writers Q/A, and that's still a "Beta" after several years, so this one is doing a lot better than that one is (although I'm quite happy with Writers as it is.) – Joe Nov 10 '15 at 8:20

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