Our stats on Area 51 are getting better. 96% of questions are answered, which is excellent, but none of the other stats are better than OK. Here are the values as they stand along with what the StackExchange interpretation is and some thoughts.
Questions per day - 5.8 (was 6.2 earlier today)
15 questions per day on average is a healthy beta, 5 questions or fewer per day is worrying. A healthy site generates lots of good content to make sure users keep coming back.
We are far too close to worrying. This is probably our most important stat and we really need to do better here.
Avid users - 123 Total users - 1,914
Every site needs a solid group of core users to assist in moderating the site. We recommend:
- 150 users with 200+ rep (currently > 123 users with 200+ rep)
- 10 users with 2,000+ rep (currently 10 users > with 2,000+ rep)
- 5 users with > 3,000+ rep (currently 3 users with > 3,000+ rep)
We are getting close on these. More questions will help.
Answer ratio - 2.3
2.5 answers per question is good, only 1 answer per question is worrying.
We are close on this point wise, but to get to 2.5 we would need to add over 250 answers to existing questions. It might be beneficial to review old questions to see where an additional answer could best the accepted one or at least add useful information to the question.
Visits/day - 1,416
1,500 visits per day is good, 500 visits per day is worrying.
We are very close on this one. As the number of questions and answers has grown, so has traffic. By focusing on adding good questions and answers I think this metric will automatically be solved.
Anyone have conflicting interpretations or other ideas about approving our stats?