Usually on the front page I see most questions with definitive answers but some will never get accepted. I was just curious how many question we have versus how many accept answers.
- according to questions tab we have 38481 questions
- according to
hasaccepted:yessearch 20628 questions have accepted answer
20628 / 38481 = ~54%
1That's much higher than I would have guessed. I wonder how that stacks up to other exchanges.– Howdy_McGee ModNov 13, 2013 at 16:59
My calcuation works out to the same answer as Rarst's. Looking at a few other sites, WordPress seems very close to average. The maximum ratio (79%) is held by French and the minimum ratio (26%) belongs to Patents. The distribution looks like this:
1It is curious that we fall close to average since our overall answered rate (accepted or upvoted) has been historically low-ish. I wonder if we are slacking on upvoting viable but not accepted answers.– RarstNov 15, 2013 at 9:55