Is there any way I can get stats related to questions-answers on EL&U, eg. total number of questions asked, questions unanswered, total answers etc. and those relevant to the site itself. eg. number of users, number of user accounts deleted since a specific date and such.

  • Some of the data you are looking for may be available using some of the advanced search options.
    – J.R.
    Dec 26, 2012 at 13:37
  • You probably will not be able to get much info on deleted users. Mostly that is only available to mods, although 10k users have do have for the most part non-aggregate access to deleted postings.
    – tchrist Mod
    Dec 26, 2012 at 14:11
  • I am not particularly interested in the number of accounts deleted but similar queries.........
    – Sayan
    Dec 27, 2012 at 5:05

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Your one-stop solution is the Data Explorer. You will need SQL-fu for creating advanced queries of your own, but lots of queries have been created by other users already so even with no hacking skillz whatsoever you can grab ahold of lots of data.

However, some of the data you mention can be obtained easier still. It's simply displayed, in plain text, in the corresponding places around the site. For example:

The number of deleted accounts is not to be found out there in the open, and in fact is unlikely to be in the Data Explorer data dump, either. Account deletions, unlike post deletions, are hard deletions performed by devs. What's gone, is gone.

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