At the time of writing there are 74,223 questions on EL&U. How many answers are there?

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    Do you need that number for personal statistics?
    – user66974
    Aug 20, 2016 at 11:15

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The Data Explorer will provide reasonably up-to-date exact numbers (exact up to the last refresh), but even the front page of http://data.stackexchange.com/ shows an approximate figure:

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  • 74k questions
  • 184k answers
  • 976 tags

An existing query provides the following statistics as at the time of this edit:

Answers: 184317
Questions: 74068

The difference in the number of questions is because the Explorer data isn't quite up-to-date.

  • I think it updates every week or so.
    – NVZ Mod
    Aug 20, 2016 at 17:41

You can get an accurate and completely up-to-date count by using an advanced search (you just need to be logged in, otherwise it only returns 500 results maximum).

When I search with is:a I get 254,853. When I first posted this answer, I got only 184,750.

Try a search.

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