Wednesday, April 28, 2021

StackOverflow monitors copying and pasting for 2 weeks stats released


Stack Overflow released there April Fools joke on the world, by monitoring cut and pastes from there site. This brings copy and paste coding to whole new level for coders. Here's some fun facts.

  • One out of every four users who visits a Stack Overflow question copies something within five minutes of hitting the page. 
  • That adds up to 40,623,987 copies across 7,305,042 posts and comments between March 26th and April 9th. 
  • People copy from answers about 10 * as often as they do from questions.
  • People copy 35 * as often as they do from comments. 
  • People copy from code blocks more than 10 * as often as they do from the surrounding text, and surprisingly, we see more copies being made on questions without accepted answers than we do on questions which are accepted. 

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