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A: What do we mean by welcoming when we're a site aimed at researchers?

Carlo BeenakkerI may add my 2ยข : I have the feeling that the single most unwelcoming aspect of MO is the down vote. There are several reasons for that: unlike a close vote, it is visible for all and therefore tends to have the effect of a "slap in the face". When new users respond aggresively it is typically af...

@MartinSleziak have you got any data confirming Carlo's claim that new users are "typically" on the asking side? Esp. counting questions that aren't closed. Are new users starting with an answers really that negligible? I actually asked my first question in MO 3 years after giving my first answer (Sep 2014 vs April 2011) and had more than 100 answers then. Of course this is extreme, but I wanted some familiarity with the site before asking questions. — YCor 5 hours ago
I think it should not be difficult to created a SEDE query which finds the first post of each user and then compare number of questions and number of answers.
This is just a test whether the CTE works as expected: First posts for users
And of course, you (or anybody else) can play around with those queries and modify them in any way - or create other queries for that purpose.
 
5:57 AM
@YCor I have posted something in the MathOverflow chatroom - although I am not sure how close that is the data you're looking for. — Martin Sleziak 17 mins ago
 
6:17 AM
Maybe it make sense to have here (for comparison) also numbers coming from all posts - the above only looks at the first post by a user. data.stackexchange.com/mathoverflow/query/1359374/…
On Mathematics, the first post is more often an answer than a question, too: data.stackexchange.com/math/query/1359366/…
 

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