Hi probonoublica, I don't think that the question is true and in order
to show this I reasearched the last 100 answered questions on this
Obviously this was accurate at the time of writing. Shown below is the
number of answers each of the following researchers answered from the
100 most recently answered questions.
bc guide 2
bobbie 7 3
As you will note, 47 researchers were involved in answering the last
100 questions. Therefore 20% of these researchers would be 9.4
so to find out whether 20% of the researchers answered 80% of the
questions we simply add up the totals for the nine researchers that
answered the most questions.
If you combine the totals of the nine researchers that answered the
most questions you will see that between them the top 20% answered 46%
of the questions.
Therefore, the Paretto rule does not apply since whilst there are
researchers that undeniably answer more than others, it is very much a
team effort with all the researchers contributing as much as they can.
Go to the Google Answers Home, select answered questions and use a
space as the search key to see all answered questions.
I did start with the strategy of clicking on each researcher and
creating a table as to how many of the 6300+ they had each answered to
give you an absolutely accurate answer, but since the question was
only set at $2.00, i figured that a mean answer to your question was
all that you were looking for and i hope that i have sufficiently
answered your question.
Hope this helps