July 2, 2013 - submitted by Peter, United Kingdom

Q. Dear Oracle, what proportion of questions make it onto the site to be answered?


The Oracle replies:

I have to confess I have to delete several hundred - for various reasons - but I have answered 3,404 since 25th July 2008. Wow, we're coming up to a 5th birthday!
In 5 years in the region of 130,000 questions have been submitted.
That's less than 3% if I have done my sums correctly...
I currently have over 3000 questions left in the "bank" and obviously new ones come in every day.