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Casey McCann syntaxglitch at gmail.com
Wed May 4 23:49:49 CEST 2011

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 5:02 PM, James Cook <mokus at deepbondi.net> wrote:
>  Haskell, on the other hand, has a small enough volume that people can at
> least skim the ones from the last past day or two in a fairly small amount
> of time.

They can and, in fact, do. Or at least I do, at any rate, even when I
don't really have time to answer any. And I suspect Don Stewart does
as well since by himself he's something like 20% of the answers by
volume. Suffice it to say, questions with the [haskell] tag don't get

Overall, based on my experiences and glancing at the question lists,
I'd estimate that most questions tagged [haskell] get at least 50
views and at least one useful answer within a few hours of being
posted, depending on time of day and how many of the more prolific
answerers are around. There're maybe 25 questions with no answers at
all, which is less than 1% of the questions in the tag, and of the
unanswered questions many are either very poorly thought out, very
difficult to answer, or highly specific to some tool or library that
not everyone may be familiar with.

- C.

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