Hi there to the people who run Stack Exchange.

I know us humble contributors don't get access to the traffic data but I'd like to file an official request for one bit of that data.

We're trying to form a weekly event to ask a traffic-generating question each weekend to stave off the weekend lull.

But we can only take a guess at when would be the best time whereas you have access to the data.

Could you tell us when the lull really kicks in and when it eases off so we can build a stimulus event around it?

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The lowest time of day would be around midnight over the weekend (Eastern US timezone).


You can look around on the Data Explorer to see such statistics for launched sites. For example:

There is some variation from site to site. For example, the weekend lull is significantly more marked on Server Fault (which caters to professionals) than on Super User (which caters to amateurs).

Generally speaking, the least busy times of the day are around early morning UTC, when the US is going to bed and Europe hasn't woken up yet. The least busy days of the week are Saturday and Sunday.

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