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What are the demographics of Academia SE? [duplicate]

Do we have any information about user demographics, such as: (1) Fraction of early-career/mid-career/senior academicians, (2) Fraction of doctoral students/University professors/scientists at ...
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What should we do with questions that are out of scope but apparently of great interest to the community?

Following the suggestion of @Davidmh, I want to start a discussion about this recently holded question. First of, the facts (as I see them): The question has been put on hold (with 5 community votes,...
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Why are the majority of questions here related to either CS or mathematics?

I have been here for about 1-2 months, and clearly see that most of the questions come from mathematicians or computer scientists. Am I wrong? Is it because these disciplines are on their computers ...
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Why there are so many mathematicians on Academia.SE?

This is probably OT, but I'm curious: why there are so many mathematicians here? It seems to me that the overall community is made by people who study/research math. Even undergrads post questions. ...
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Discussion about Academia Community Polls

Please discuss any ideas and issues about Academia Community Polls in this thread to keep it tidy.
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Are we a “life/arts” community?

The new display at the bottom is not very good, in my opinion: I would expect to see "Academia" under "Professional," but that's not even in one of the categories shown in the display below—you have ...
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What's the policy regarding localized (read: country specific) questions?

I noticed this question which made me wonder what the policy here is regarding localized questions. There seems to have been a discussion of "too localized" questions based on research area specific ...
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Here's an opportunity to think constructively about how to support diversity at SE

There was a recent SE blog post about promoting diversity and niceness at SE, and an associated SE Meta question. Food for thought for us at Academia SE! Could someone provide some recent stats ...
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Math Teaching and Pedagogy is now registering 200 people for a private beta.

Math Teaching and Pedagogy Stackexchange has passed its first test and is now registering 200 users for a private beta. Anyone can commit at levels from 'Professionals' to 'Enthusiasts' or even 'Just ...
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How are different disciplines represented on this site?

I am pure mathematician, and my impression (which I'm sure is not unique) from frequenting this site for some time is Academia.SE there seem to be a relatively large number of mathematicians on this ...
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Academia community: representation per field?

I wonder if there has been or could be a survey of the different academic fields amongst users on this site? I don't see that the necessary data exist at the moment, but I would be curious to see how ...