Area 51 provides a snapshot of site stats averaged over a two week period. How are our stats changing and progressing over time?
Moderators have aggregated analytics available to them via the mod tools. Such data is not available to users. The Area 51 page provides the data at the current time instant but does not show the trend over time. Are the numbers going up or down? By how much?
This post attempts to keep track of the data at different times, thereby providing a general idea of the site's growth. See similar efforts going on at other sites:
The point of this post is not to compare us to any other site, and nor to provide an analysis of the numbers (for now). It is too early to start analysing numbers.